Whether you run a business or live in a home that has some additional outdoor space, you’ll know the singular frustration of not being able to utilise or enjoy that area for large parts of the year. When you don’t have a protective covering solution in place, these areas become dead spaces throughout the rainy season and whenever temperatures rise to uncomfortable levels.

At Sundial Awnings & Screens, we believe you should be able to enjoy every square centimetre of your property, come rain or shine. That is why we work hand in hand with our clients to tailor protective covering solutions for every area and location imaginable. Here are a few of the tips we’ve picked up over the years, that could help you to optimise the usage of your outdoor areas:

Create a shade-solution that works with the dimensions of your space

One-size-fits-all coverings rarely work the way you want them to. Every outdoor area is different when it comes to wind direction, sun exposure, slope, structural layout, etc. As such, it only makes sense that a folding arm awning should be designed and manufactured according the dimensions of your particular space.

At Sundial, we offer a range of elegant and unobtrusive folding arm awnings suitable for patios, windows and doorways, as well as decks, terraces and balconies at restaurants, residential properties and retail spaces. With our wide range of designs and textiles, we can optimise any space – giving you more room to manoeuvre without the added expense of invasive construction.

Optimise usability according to your preferences

Every person has their own preferences when it comes to the functionality of their protective outdoor coverings. Some enjoy the convenience of motorisation with our range of Somfy motors, which utilises a gearbox to operate aluminium powder-coated folding arms at the press of a button. Others prefer the optimal energy performance of crank-operated systems. We cater for all these requirements. Our customers even have the option of protecting their investment by installing an aluminium protection cover, or opting for a folding arm system that comes with a semi- or full cassette that neatly stores away the awning when it is not in use.

Tailor a comfortable micro-climate for enhanced enjoyment

Once the folding arm awnings are installed, it becomes possible to create a micro-climate beneath it to further enhance the enjoyment of the outdoor space. We are able to install wind- and sun sensors, infrared heaters and a wide range of accessories that will help you tailor your outdoor climate to your preferences or those of your clientele.

These are just a few of the ways in which you can customise your outdoor space with folding arm awnings. For more information or a personal chat about how the Sundial team can help you to transform your living space of business premises with the help of innovative shade solutions, get in touch with one of our knowledgeable representatives. With branches in both Gauteng and Cape Town, we are ideally positioned to assist you in any way required.

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