Motorised Patio Awning
Your patio becomes a living space! On your own, or with family and friends you can take advantage of the outdoors (air, sun, space) and the indoors (comfort, protection, privacy). With a Somfy powered mototorised awning you get more pleasure out of your patio. Remote control, weather sensors, heating, lighting… all year round, the equipment working in conjunction with your patio awning brings you more comfort.
The benefits of motorised patio awnings
Don’t get up!
Just press a button on your remote, and your motorised patio awning will extend or retract.
The wind sensor retracts the patio awning automatically. This ensures that the awning and fabric will last longer.
Choose between shade and sun.
A sun sensor can automatically extend the patio awning to protect your home and help keep rooms cool.
Spend time with friends under your awning.
Light up your patio and turn on the heater fitted under the awning. All this with your Somfy remote control.
Everything you need to know
The different types of Patio Awning
All types of patio awnings can be motorised and upgraded for automatic control with Somfy.
There are 4 main types of patio awning:
|Folding arm awning: A folding arm system where the awning fabric is exposed to the elements. To keep damage from bad weather to a minimum it can be placed under an overhang of the roof.|
|Semi-cassette awning: A folding arm awning with a cassette that completely covers the fabric. The fabric rolls up inside the cassette which protects it against UV rays and humidity. The arms remain outside when the awning is retracted.|
|Full-cassette awning: A folding arm awning with a cassette system that provides complete protection. When closed, the awning fabric and arms fully retract back into the awning cassette.|
|Rail-guided awning: An awning that runs along a glass façade or a fixed structure (such as a conservatory roof) installed on the patio or at the rear of the home.|
The benefits of a patio awning powered by a Somfy motor
You may not realize it, but a Somfy motor doesn’t just extend and retract your patio awning, it helps to protect the awning and fabric.
The motor slows down at the point of full closure protecting the system.
The motor ensures that the cassette is sealed shut every time.
The motor releases the fabric upon closure, eliminating stress on the system.
Perfectly taut fabric every time!
When fully opened, the motor ensures that the fabric tension is at just the right level to provide a visually striking appearance.