Lateral arm roller awnings are the awnings of choice when you want to shade a deck, patio or store front, but want the flexibility of having the awning “disappear” when the sun is welcome.
Maine Bay Canvas is a proud registered dealer for Eastern Awning Systems, the manufacturer of the finest lateral arm roller awnings we have found. A roller awning can project up to 14 feet from the building with no vertical supports, prompting the customer to ask “How much wind will this awning take and still be useable?”
The Eastern Awning Sunflex model so surpasses other roller awnings in this regard that Eastern publishes as part of your 15 year warranty (the longest in the industry) a wind load chart developed by an independent engineering firm that will tell you exactly how much wind each awning size is rated for. These numbers are impressive–so much so that Eastern is the only company to our knowledge that published this information.
These awnings can be motorized for finger-—tip operation, and even are available with wind and sun sensors that will raise or lower your awning as weather conditions change.