Weather Protection

Ultimate Outdoor Protection from Whatever Nature Has in Store

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

Wind - En-Fold 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.

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

Sun - Under En-Fold’s architectural grade awning fabrics, experience beautifully diffused museum-quality lighting, while blocking up to 100% of damaging UV rays.

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

 

Engineered To Last

Uni-Systems designers and engineers weren’t messing around when they set out to create the world’s first and only pre-engineered stadium-grade retractible awning.

The directive: Employ proven methods and materials gained from decades of kinetic architecture experience. Never skimp on quality. Accept nothing but the best.

The result: The pinnacle of elegance, protection, prestige, durability, and longevity in a retractable awning product.

                                   

 En-Fold Components   Configuration Parameters

 

Configurations & Sizes

Flat, sloped, or peaked. En-Fold® comes is variety of configurations to match your outdoor space and aesthetic preference. And no space is too big for En-Fold. The system’s intelligent modular design, means it can scale as large as you require – from 1,000 square feet and up. The sky’s truly the limit with En-Fold.

Minimal size for an En-Fold unit is 20' x 20' (400 sq. ft.) to 90' x 234' (21,060 sq. ft.), however, other sizes are also possible. The maximum extension for an En-Fold awning is 90' and maximum fabric length is 234'. Drive beams may be spaced from 20' to 25' apart.

Standard Mono-slope

The standard configuration with a minimum of ½” per foot of slope and a maximum of vertical slope in the direction of the drive beams

Transverse Mono-slope

Alternate mono-slope configuration with a minimum of 3/8” per foot slope in the direction of the fabric support beams.

Gable

Back to back mono-slope En-Fold units with fabric bundled either at the eaves and extending upward towards the peak, or at the peak and extending downward towards the eaves.

Saw-tooth

Front to back mono-slope En-Fold units with fabric bundled at the valley and extending upward towards the peak, bundled at the peak and extending downward towards the valley.

Flat

A gentle radius can be rolled into the center of the fabric support beams with the tails angled at 3/8 inch per foot to allow for drive beams that are horizontal while ensuring proper drainage.

  New configurations are always being developed. Contact Uni-Systems to talk about your vision today.

 

Fabric Membrane Options

These are not your ordinary awning fabrics. Instead, with En-Fold® you get top-grade, precision-woven architectural fabric membrane – the very same used on the world’s premiere stadiums. En-Fold fabrics are engineered to endure decade after decade, remain brilliantly pristine, block UV, and beautifully diffuse light. En-Fold gives you options to perfectly match your aesthetic and performance preferences and project budget.

Premium Grade
T20
T40

T40

Fabric Material - ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) Coating Material - 100% fluoropolymer

  • A technologically superior precision-woven fabric architectural fabric membrane
  • 25+ year life expectancy
  • Full 15 year manufacturer warranty
  • 38% light transmission with very high diffusion
  • Blocks nearly 100% UV
  • Fold and unfold unlimited times and for decades without creasing or cracking
  • Class A fire rating
  • High weather resistance
  • Dirt and water repellent
  • Zero moisture absorption
  • Plasticizer free

T20

Fabric Material - ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) Coating Material - 100% fluoropolymer

  • A technologically superior precision-woven fabric architectural fabric membrane
  • 25+ year life expectancy
  • Full 15 year manufacturer warranty
  • 19% light transmission with very high diffusion
  • Blocks nearly 100% UV
  • Fold and unfold unlimited times and for decades without creasing or cracking
  • Class A fire rating
  • High weather resistance
  • Dirt and water repellent
  • Zero moisture absorption
  • Plasticizer free
Advanced Grade
FPS2
FPS2-T

FPS2-T

Polyester with flexible PVC composite coating of the latest generation

  •  
  • Long life expectancy
  • Pro-rated 12 year warranty
  • 16% light transmission
  • Blocks 100% UV
  • Folds beautifully
  • Class B1 fire rating
  • High weather resistance
  • Dirt and water repellent
  • Zero moisture absorption
  •  

FPS2

Polyester with flexible PVC composite coating of the latest generation

  •  
  • Long life expectancy
  • Pro-rated 15 year warranty
  • 4% light transmission
  • Blocks 100% UV
  • Folds beautifully
  • Class B1 Fire Rating
  • High weather resistance
  • Dirt and water repellent
  • Zero moisture absorption
  •  

   Any fabric that has the proper strength requirements and the ability to fold can be used with En-Fold.Contact Uni-Systems for other options.

 

Finishes

Choose a color or finish for the aluminum or high-strength steel structural elements of your En-Fold® stadium-grade retractible awning. En-Fold's standard offering is a plain mill finish that's protected with Sherwin-Williams marine-grade acrylic polyurethane paint in white. But you also have options for virtually any color under the sun. Or, choose from eight durable and beautiful anodized finishes, perfect for coastal applications.

 

Clear Anodized

 

Golden Bronze Anodized

 

Light Bronze Anodized

 

Medium Bronze Anodized

 

Champagne Anodized

 

Deep Bronze Anodized

 

Dark Bronze Anodized

 

Electrolytic Black Anodized

 

Sherwin Williams Extra White

 

Special mix paint colors
available upon request

 

Operation & Automation

En-Fold® is simply the world’s smartest retractable awning. With the intelligent En-Fold command center and optional convenience sensors, En-Fold anticipates when its needed and when it should be safely retracted.

Command Center

The En-Fold command center is the brains of the operation. It features an intuitive touch screen monitor for one-touch operation. It receives commands from convenient weather sensors and provides real-time diagnostics. Plus, the En-Fold command center is easy tied to virtually any building automation system, such as fire, lighting, and security. Through secure cloud technology, Uni-Systems technicians can access your command center for diagnostics and any technical support you may require.

Convenience Options

En-Fold Remote

En-Fold Remote Controller

Wirelessly control control your En-Fold via a 4, 6 or 10 button remote. Ergonomically designed and rugged to last.

Anemometer Sensor

En-Fold Anemometer Sensor

Set a wind speed at which your en-Fold will safely retract. With the En-Fold anemometer sensor, your En-Fold safely retracts before reaching wind speeds of 90 mph.

Rain Sensor

En-Fold Rain Sensor

When when the rain, sleet, or snow begins to fall, the En-Fold rain sensor tells your En-Fold to deploy to keep your outdoor space dry and comfortable.

 

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 of 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.

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 spencer@klcfinancial.com or phone at 952.224.4303.
Visit www.klcfinancial.com for more information.