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The En-Fold® Retractable Awnings Roof

Weather Protection

Ultimate Outdoor Protection from Whatever Nature Has in Store

The En-Fold® stadium-grade retractable awning is the perfect synthesis of beauty and brawn. Owing to its exclusive tensile architectural design and engineering, En-Fold® stadium-grade retractable awning outclasses its nearest competitor in every weather-related performance category.

Best awnings for windy areas

Wind - En-Fold® stadium-grade retractable awning can safely remain fully deployed in winds up to 90 mph (115 mph ultimate wind speed in accordance with the 2015 IBC). Higher wind speeds can also be accommodated if necessary.

Best awnings for windy areas
Best awnings for snowy areas
Best awnings for snowy areas

Snow - En-Fold® stadium-grade retractable awning can support roof design snow loads of 30 psf (pounds per square foot).  En-Fold® retractable awning can also be designed to accommodate larger snow loads if necessary.

Best awnings for sunny areas

Sun - En-Fold® stadium-grade retractable awning create a beautiful experience of diffused museum-quality lighting, while blocking up to 100% of damaging UV rays.

Best awnings for sunny areas
Best awnings for rainy areas
Best awnings for rainy areas

Rain - From light drizzles to tropical downpours, no amount of rain is too much for En-Fold® stadium-grade retractable awning to handle.

ROI: Return on Investment

For bar, restaurant, and event providers, having usable, elegant, comfortable, and reliable outdoor space can be a big money maker. En-Fold® generates positive cash flow savings and frequently has a documented payback period as short as just 24 months. And in the long run, it is not uncommon to realize a ROI in excess of 1,000% over the expected life of the system.

To determine the returns, Uni-Systems employs a sophisticated ROI calculator that takes into consideration the expected revenue generated from your space, as well as the historical weather conditions where your facility is located. Contact Uni-Systems today to learn just how fast En-Fold® can pay for itself. We are readily available to assist you and your building team to develop creative solutions for your En-Fold® application that can influence those returns.

Floor Area Ratio

Did you know that some building authorities categorize En-Fold® as a temporary structure because of its retractable nature? This means it may not contribute you your facility’s Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculation. With En-Fold®, you can dramatically increase available square footage and provide the optimal experience for building occupants or patrons.

Custom and Standard Configuration Options

En-Fold® offers optimal customer solutions through our customized designs and more affordable Standard Unit Configuration options.
All of our options offer En-Fold’s industry-leading weather protection, durability, long life-span, and technology. The designers and engineers at En-Fold and Uni-Systems are always pushing the envelope of possibilities to create new configurations, finish options, fabric choices, and control system features to meet clients' needs.

Custom Configurations

We create Customized Configurations for shading systems for even the most complex spaces such as an irregular shaped historic courtyard or a location with many levels and entries.

Standard Unit Configuration System

En-Fold’s cost-saving Standard Unit Configuration System offers an array of modular standard sizes and configurations at great savings in base cost and installation when compared to more custom applications.

The Standard Unit System makes En-Fold’s quality available for small and medium size businesses to improve their customers' experience with the same premium product found in our design for high-end hotels, restaurants, and outdoor venues around the world.

Standard Unit Configuration System Size and Extension Options

With the Standard Unit System, the extension options range from 20’ - 40’ with 5’ increments and the width choices range from 20’ – 80’ in 10’ increments. We offer design guidance and great flexibility to meet your programmatic needs. As shown below, the Standard Unit System offers over 35 most popular configuration options +/- 2’ in extension and +/- 5’ in width.


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Standard Unit Configuration System Fabrics and Finishes

With the modular standard unit configurations seen in the matrix below, the finish option is clear anodized. Fabric choices are the standard grade PVC/PVDF.

Standard Unit Configuration System Controls and Security

The control system options are our standard push button remote, auto-retract on signal from the fire panel, and mGuard secure Cloud connectivity.

Comparing Standard Unit Configuration System and Customized Application-Specific Unit Options


Modular Standard Units

Application Specific Units

Infinite Sizes (within system limitations)


Limited Sizes (see size matrix)


Complete set of stamped and signed application specific Shop Drawings


Limited set of stamped and signed standard Shop Drawings with application specific cover sheet


Complete set of stamped and signed application specific calculations


Limited set of stamped and signed standard calculations


Clear anodized aluminum finish

Bronze series anodize finish


Standard En-Fold white marine grade paint finish


Custom color marine grade paint finish


Sefar Tenara ePTFE fabrics


Serge Ferrari Precontraint PVC fabrics

Seamans PVC fabrics


Other fabric alternatives (must meet system capabilities)


Standard wall mount connection brackets

Standard column mount connection brackets

Custom connection brackets


Custom steel support structure


Standard steel support columns

Standard thickness aluminum top plate

HSS steel strong backs


Custom strong backs


En-Fold aluminum side channels for spans up to 60’


Application specific edge overhang


Edge overhang specified in “Edge Overhang” matrix


Biaxial tension Dynema® edge ropes

Standard En-Fold fabric beam end caps

En-Fold Multi-Position system


En-Fold Curved End extension


1:12 pitch

1:24 pitch

Custom pitch


Standard Mono-Slope Configuration

Transverse Mono-Slope Configuration


Gable Multi-slope configuration


Saw Tooth Multi-Slope configuration


“Flat” configuration


Auto-retract on signal from Anemometer


Auto-retract on signal from Fire panel

Auto-extend on signal from rain sensor


Building management system tie-in


Standard 4-button remote

Extended 6 – 10 button remote


mGuard Secure Cloud remote connectivity

Commercial Gutters & Flashing


Weather seals


En-Fold fabric garage


Side walls/curtains


Leasing & Financing Options

Uni-Systems is pleased to offer a variety of leasing and financing options for your En-Fold® system through KLC Financial.

Program Features:

  • 100% Financing
  • Leasing & Financing Options
  • Up to 60 month term
  • Optional Seasonal Payments
  • Options for all credits
  • All Equipment + Soft Costs

Rates will vary due to dollar size of transaction, time in business and credit history.

KLC Financial, Inc. and Uni-Systems Partnership

KLC Financial has successfully funded equipment purchases for the restaurant and retail industries for more than 30 years. KLC understands the industry: its cash flow, historical success and growth potential, benefits, and lifespan of the equipment. KLC pays according to Uni-Systems’ terms to do its part in making sure customers receive their equipment within the agreed upon timeframe. This is why KLC is a great fit for financing the En-Fold® system.

Advantages of leasing equipment include a lower initial expense out-of-pocket, tax-deductible monthly lease payments, more flexible terms than a bank loan, and each monthly payment is considered to be an operating expense, rather than a debt.

  Contact Spencer Thomas, President, KLC Financial via email at or phone at 952.224.4303.
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