Folding arm awning or “lateral-arm awning” is best known as retractable patio awning. This
horizontally operating awning work like a human elbow with the spring action in the arms
pushing outward, unfurling the cover from the roller and maintaining the tension. Folding arm
awnings feature a shallow drop that remains relatively constant regardless of how far the arms are
extended. To unfurl the awning, the roller is turned and the arms extend outward pulling the
cover away from the roller. Our most popular retractable awning models are ideal as a patio, deck
or terrace sun shades. Manufactured to be practically maintenance free, they offer year-round
elegance and function.