Adjust an awning

Most awnings used today are articulated arm awnings with optional motor drive. These awnings offer various adjustment options for adjustment. Below, we explain what you can or must adjust for an awning.

Types of awnings

Awnings have been extremely popular for many decades. They are easy to roll up or retract, they cover a large area and also offer appropriate seat protection. There are different types of awnings that can also comply with the structural requirements:

  • Cassette awnings
  • Folding arm
  • Pergola awnings
  • Rope Tension awnings

Very popular: the articulated arm awning

The cassette awnings are strictly articulated awnings. This awning design is the most common awning form at the same time. Even large fabrics can be perfectly shaded by the articulated arm technology. Thanks to the articulated arms, the awning cover is always taut - regardless of how far you extend or roll it out.

Numerous adjustment options for this awning design

However, it is exactly these awnings that need a few adjustments. Most of these are already preset at the factory. Either they have but pretended or are needed differently. In addition, it may also come to adjusting settings over time.

Set after new installation or during maintenance

Especially after the winter, if you maintain and maintain the awning, it may be that you find that some settings are no longer correct. On the other hand, it can also make the awning clean and maintain necessary to make certain adjustments.

Adjustment options for articulated arm awnings

Depending on the equipment of the awning, there are various settings that are relevant for you or can be carried out by you:

  • Set end positions (for awnings with drive motors)
  • Adjusting the awning inclination angle
  • Adjusting the articulated arms

Set end positions

If the awning is completely retracted or unrolled, the motor switches off automatically. This takes place when the corresponding final point is reached. When replacing the awning motor, but possibly also over time, the end positions begin to deviate more and more from the points when the awning is fully rolled or unrolled.

For many motors, you must then set the final position points manually. You will find the appropriate adjustment screws on the awning tubular motor. How to adjust the end positions exactly, we explain under "Setting the awning motor".

Adjusting the awning inclination angle

At the front of the fabric is the hem bar. This moves when rolling out to the front down, so at a certain angle of inclination starting from the awning cassette from. Either the factory setting is not suitable for your personal requirements, or the awning has dropped over time. Both require the adjustment of the angle of inclination required. See "Setting the angle of inclination of the awning" to learn in detail how to do this.

Adjusting the articulated arms

Some articulated arms can also be adjusted later. But this is mostly dependent on the manufacturer and awning model. In addition, the articulated arms are under an enormously high tension. If not handled properly, it can therefore very easily lead to life-threatening injuries.

Tips & Tricks

In addition to adjusting the awning, the annual care and maintenance of an awning are of great importance. Likewise, how to clean the awning.

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