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.
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.
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
Alternate mono-slope configuration with a minimum of 3/8” per foot slope in the direction of the fabric support beams.
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.
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.
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.
|Product||Serge Ferrari||Serge Ferrari||Serge Ferrari||Seaman Corporation|
|Sefara 4T40*||Flexlight Xtrem TX30-II||Flexlight Xtrem TX30-III||Flexlight Advanced 1002 S2||Shelter-Rite 3820 Clear|
|Fabric material||Fabric Material - ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) Coating Material - 100% fluoropolymer||Fabric Material - High Tenacity polyester cables Coating Material - Crosslink PVDF||Fabric Material - High Tenacity polyester cables Coating Material - Crosslink PVDF||Fabric Material - High Tenacity polyester Coating Material - S2 PDVF/PVDF||Fabric Material - Polyester Coating Material - UV blocking acrylic top finish|
|Life expectancy||25+ year life expectancy||Proven lifespan of over 30 years||Proven lifespan of over 30 years||Lifespan of over 20 years||Over 10 year life expectancy|
|Warranty||Full 15 year manufacturer warranty||20 year warranty||20 year warranty||15 year warranty||10 year pro-rated warranty|
|Light Transmission||38% light transmission with very high diffusion||8% light transmission||7.5% light transmission||4% light transmission||65% light transmission|
|UV blocking||Blocks 87% of UV||Blocks 100% of UV||Blocks 100% of UV||Blocks 100% of UV||Blocks 99.8% of UV|
|Pliability||Folds and unfolds unlimited times and for decades without creasing or cracking||Folds beautifully||Folds beautifully||Folds beautifully||Good flexibility down to 0 degrees F. Will remain pliable for life of product|
|Fire Rating||Class A fire rating (ASTM E84)||Class B-s2,d0 fire rating (EN 13501-1)||Class C-s2,d0 fire rating (EN 13501-1)||Class B-s2,d0 fire rating (EN 13501-1)||Class A fire rating (ASTM E84)|
|Weather resistance||High weather resistance||High weather resistance||High weather resistance||High weather resistance||UV and water resistant; minimal color change for life of product|
|Dirt and water repellence||Dirt and water repellent||Dirt and water repellent||Dirt and water repellent||Dirt and water repellent||Acrylic top finish provides easy cleanability|
|Moisture absorption||Zero moisture absorption||Zero moisture absorption||Zero Moisture absorption||Zero moisture absorption||Minimal moisture absorption|
|Recyclability||Recyclable||Recyclable||Recyclable||Recyclable||Not easily recycled because of composite construction|
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.
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.
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
* 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.
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.
Wirelessly control control your En-Fold® via a 4, 6, or 10 button remote. Ergonomically designed and rugged to last.
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.
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.