- For Architects
You Should Consider a East/West Awning if you are looking for a shady respite from the rising or setting sun.
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The East/West retractable awning extends like a traditional awning, but also has an angled section that substantially increases sun protection. Early-morning and late-afternoon sunlight are effectively blocked, leaving maximum headroom under the awning.
The East/West retractable awning utilizes a specially engineered triangular, low-profile back mounting bar that allows for wall, rafter or ceiling mount. An optional hood adds additional fabric protection when the awning is retracted.
Upgrades including motorized operation, remote control, and sun and wind sensors make the East/West awning an ideal, easy-to- operate shade solution for decks, balconies and storefronts with East or West exposures.
Be sure to click on the tabs at the top of this page for Sundown East/West Awning Specifications, Installation & CAD for Architects.
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Folding arm awning with manual retraction and extension and detachable operating crank handle. Front bar includes a secondary set of folding arms that are manually operated at an angle 30 degrees greater than the primary awning. Primary awning section is adjustable from 0 to 60 degrees. Each awning section has a Sunbrella fabric cover. The manual operators use a bevel gearbox with a reduction of 4.5:1 and integrated end stop, free wheel operating handle ring, spring roller tube gudgeon, with octagonal pin for smooth permanent cover tension. Roller tube made of galvanized steel with slide groove for the awning covers.
One-piece powder coated proprietary triangular design steel foundation bar to mount roller tube supports, brackets, bearings for gearbox and idler side. Both front rails made of extruded multiple chamber aluminum profile with rainwater nose, grooves for the awning covers, valance and mounting slots for the folding arms, with end caps. The rear front rail also has a groove for the folding arm links and side end caps with guide tab. The double folding arms are made of extruded heavy wall aluminum profiles, with precision aluminum casting joints. Each folding arm uses powerful integrated springs and double stainless steel cables, cable protection sleeves over the middle joint.
The front rail folding arm link provides an adjustment screw to adjust drop angle from 0-60 degrees. Arm supports are made of precision aluminum casting. To stabilize the rear folding arms an adjustable arm stop is mounted on the arm support. Installation brackets are made of aluminum casting for wall or ceiling mount or optional rafter brackets.
Operating crank handle is powder coated matching the standard white color, with hook.
Optional electric drive: Tubular AC motor 120V/60Hz Somfy RTS with electronic stop adjustment and auto reset thermal protection. Available with remote control and Sun and Wind sensors.
Installation Information(976 KB) PDF Document detailing the installation of the East-West Retractable Awning
CAD Drawings for Architects
CAD files (.dxf) are in the German language and use centimeters.