Awnings, Blinds and Retractable Roof Systems
For adaptable weather protection, Indoor Outdoor Imports supply premium quality Awnings, Blinds and Retractable Roof Systems. These systems are customised to each individual application including size, frame colour and fabric selection. We have a large range of fabrics available including Acrylics, Mesh and Clear vinyl options.
Can I use my folding arm awning in windy conditions?
Folding arm awnings are not suitable for use in windy conditions and are not guaranteed against storm damage. Higher quality heavy duty folding arm awnings are more resistant to wind affect than light duty units.
Wind direction and strength will impact differently. You cannot set a fixed wind speed as a limit.
If wind is causing the arms to flex, then the awning should be retracted.
Folding arm awnings should not be extended while unattended.
A set of storm poles can extend the use in blustery conditions but do not prevent storm damage if the wind is high.
Can I use a Folding arm awning for rain protection?
Folding arm awnings are designed primarily for shade in fine conditions.
A steep pitch is required to avoid rainwater collecting on the canopy. The pitch required to drain water effectively will vary with the arm length and strength of the arms. As a guide, 15 degrees may be enough for short heavy-duty arms.
If water builds up on the canopy, there is danger of damage and critical failure.
Never leave an awning extended in the rain unattended.
What sizes are available?
We supply folding arm awnings from 2m to 12m wide. Arm lengths are from 1.5m to 4.1m. A super heavy-duty unit may have arms of up to 5.1m extension.
What warranty applies to folding arm awnings?
Awning hardware is warrantied against manufacturing faults for 5 years and is limited to replacement of parts found to be faulty.
This warranty does not cover reasonable wear and tear and does not cover damage from wind, rain, hail, storm, or exposure to ocean salt spray.
The electrical motors used will have a 5 year or greater warranty depending on the manufacturer.
What are the installation requirements for a folding arm awning?
An awning must be located high enough to allow for the anticipated pitch of the canopy. Typically, a minimum of 3.2m.
The pitch is adjustable at time of installation. Some models have user adjustable pitch control.
Awnings can be face mounted or ceiling mounted. If your eave is less than 3.2m mounting thru the facia to roof joists can be considered.
Secure fixing must be established by our qualified installer.
How do I get a quote?
As there are many options in our Awning range, an onsite measure and quote is essential. We can organise a free measure and quote as well as advise on fixings and product use.
Our quote will normally include installation by us but we can supply product only. Call us to discuss.
Retractable Awnings Melbourne
For adaptable sun protection that is proven to last, Indoor Outdoor Imports supply premium quality retractable awnings throughout Melbourne. Retractable awnings are an affordable solution for weather protection throughout the year.
Retractable awnings are a truly versatile addition to any outdoor setting. Available in heavy duty, light duty, Italian drop and full cassette options, each awing offers excellent value for money. Indoor Outdoor awnings can also be modified to suit your personal taste or preference.
Folding Arm Awnings
Simple and easy to operate, we supply an adaptable range of premium quality folding arm awnings across Melbourne. Folding arm awnings retract on your own accord, unfolding automatically to provide shade at your own personal schedule.
Indoor Outdoors’s folding arm awnings come in an array of different forms, from heavy duty to light duty and full cassette. From our Brunswick warehouse, we stock folding arms in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles, designed to accommodate both the dimensions and style of your home.
Each awning offers long lasting weather protection all year, equipped to handle Melbourne’s ever unpredictable climate. One a quote is agreed upon, Indoor Outdoor will happily handle the installation process.
Retractable Roof Systems Melbourne
Our retractable roof systems in Melbourne offer the ultimate flexibility for outdoor dining and alfresco areas. Sourcing premium materials and the latest retractable technology, each system is well crafted and built to last.
Retractable roof systems offer a more adaptable and affordable option to permanent roof additions. Our range is perfect for outdoor dining, beer gardens, decks, balconies and pergolas, adding that extra protection and comfort. Call us for a quote.