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Retractable Awning Specifications

Retractable Awning Components

Uni-Systems designers and engineers applied the depth of their retractable roof experience when they created the world’s first and only pre-engineered stadium-grade retractable 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.

Retractable Awning Components                                    

 En-Fold Components   Configuration Parameters

Retractable Awning in a Variety of Configurations

Flat, sloped, or peaked, En-Fold® comes in a 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®.

Coverage for a single En-Fold® unit can range from 20' x 20' (400 sq. ft.) up to 90' x 234' (21,060 sq. ft.); however, other sizes are also possible. The maximum extension (span) for an En-Fold® awning is 90' (with spliced drive beams) and maximum fabric length (system width) is 234'. Drive beams may be spaced from 20' to 25' apart.

Retractable standard mono-slope awning Retractable standard mono-slope awning

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

Retractable transverse mono-slope awning Retractable transverse mono-slope awning

Transverse Mono-slope

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

Retractable gable awning Retractable gable awning

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.

Retractable saw tooth awning Retractable saw tooth awning

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.

Retractable flat awning system Retractable flat awning system

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.

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
architectural fabric membrane T20
architectural fabric membrane 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
architectural fabric membrane FPS2
architectural fabric membrane FPS2-T

FPS2-T

Polyester with flexible PVC composite coating of the latest generation

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  • 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 retractable awning.

En-Fold's standard offering is a plain mill finish that's protected with Sherwin-Williams marine-grade acrylic polyurethane paint in Extra White (SW7006). 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.

retractable awning

Select a Finish

 

Awning colorClear Anodized

 

Awning colorChampagne Anodized

 

Awning colorGolden Bronze Anodized

 

Awning colorLight Bronze Anodized

 

Awning colorMedium Bronze Anodized

 

Awning colorDeep Bronze Anodized

 

Awning colorDark Bronze Anodized

 

Awning colorElectrolytic Black Anodized

 

Awning colorSherwin Williams Extra White

 

Special mix paint colors
available upon request

* Prices may vary per finish/color

Our Intelligent Retractable Roof

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 it's needed and when it should be safely retracted.

Command Center

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 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.