The abc Deluxe lateral arm retractable awning is based on the enhanced system developed in Sweden by EGE Westin AB. This system incorporates the latest advancements including a variable pitch adjustment for the arms and an energy absorbing shoulder. Much care is taken in assembling the awning and the fabrication of the cover. Each cover is sewn with PTFE (a space age polymer that is immune to UV radiation) thread to assure that all seams and the valance braid will outlast the life of the fabric. The braid is carefully applied to the valance using a time-consuming European double fold technique to produce a tight attractive application rather than the single fold zigzag application utilized by most other manufacturers. Hardware is available in White, Sand and Bronze colors. Standard operation is by smooth German Geiger bevel gears and crank, or by optional Somfy 500 or 600 series motors depending of the size of the unit. Motors can be operated by switch or remote control, or integrated into other automated controls. Arms are constructed utilizing double tensioned springs connected to the forea rm with stainless steel chain. The torsion bar, front bar, roller tube, wall and hood brackets and arm profiles are all manufactured with powder coated extruded high quality aluminum. Options include: Heavy gauge extruded aluminum hood and retractable valance.
Widths: Retractable awnings widths are customizable from 5′ to up to 40′. Widths over 20′ usually require a center support bracket and a split tube, meaning there is a gap in the fabric. These awning perform best in 5′ to 25 foot range.
Projections: Retractable awnings have max projections because y
ou can stop them at any point on their way out. Max projections are available at: (4′ 1″), (5′ 9″), (6′ 10″), (8′ 6″), (10′ 2″), (12′). If you need to project further, we can offer commercial systems. Your salesperson can help you with that.
Pitch: The pitch or angle of the awning is set at time of install. It can be adjusted later on if needed. The manufacturer recommends at least a 20 degree slope to assist in drainage should it happen to rain while your awning is out. It is impotent to understand pitch so that you may mount your awning so the front has good head clearance. The following chart shows the drop vs. projection in feet.
iii Crank Control/Motorized Control/Remotes/Accesories
Crank Control: Control is available in either motorized or hand crank option.
Motorized Control: Motorization requires a standard outlet dedicated to the awning. If the outlet is outside it must have an exterior box to keep the plug dry.
Remotes: There are two types of remotes. A handheld (Tells 1 or Tellis 4) and a wall mount (Decoflex 1 through 5). The Tellis 1 is a one channel remote and the Tellis 4 is a 5 channel remote. On any channel you can control up to 25 different motors at the same time. Each channel can be programmed uniquely. You can determine your configuration before install or after with the installers still on site. Multiple remotes can be programmed to the same installation.
Motorized Accersories: Because the motors are wireless, you can add on accessories that control the awning automatically. A wind sensor can be added so that retracts the awning when winds reach a certain speed. Timers and sensors are available as well, but you should never have an unattended retractable awning. Sudden heavy rains or winds can cause fatal damage if no one is present to retract the awning.