Custom Awning Components
Exclusive Triangular-Mount Tube
This exclusive and unique triangular-mount tube provides exceptional strength and absorbs the load stress from wind, rain and/or snow loads. Believe me, I know from experience.
I arrived home and found my 34'-wide retractable deck awning fully extended and full of water. I simply retracted the awning; and as it retracted, I estimated 50 gallons of water poured out of the awning. I will admit I held my breath while my trusty awning retracted. I held my breath again as I extended the deck awning.
There was no damage at all. I did add a sun and wind sensor so I wouldn't have to worry about that happening again.
I realize retractable deck awnings are not intended to withstand water and snow loads. Our awnings for decks are designed to absorb stress loads many of our competitors simply can’t.
Legends High-Wind Awnings use a proprietary Swiss- designed, gas-powered telescopic arm. These powerful telescopic arms provide more wind-gust resistance and helps with better water run off. Our specially engineered telescopic arms are significantly stronger than any lateral arm system. One of the unique advantages of the telescopic system is they provide consistent tension throughout the extension and retraction operation of the patio awning assuring a wrinkle-free, smooth and no-sag awning cover.
The adjustable hood keeps fabric clean. Without this feature, you can get a stripe if there is a space between the hood and the fabric
Legends deck awnings, using lateral arms, provide unusual strength as demonstrated above. The awning on this deck has suffered through three snow storms and is still undamaged. Our lateral arms are tested to over 10,000 cycles insuring maximum reliability.
Double 3MM stainless steel cables with nylon coating plus internal “CLASS C” heavy-duty springs protected in a PVC housing ensure quiet trouble-free operation.
Arm knuckles are die cast with a special hardening process plus a bearing system for extraordinarily SMOOTH operation.
The time proven use of extruding and the use of a permanent-molding process for knuckles and hinges is the strongest and most reliable manufacturing process for parts utilized in stressed environments such as retractable deck awnings.
All mounting brackets, hoods and snap-on hood brackets are an extruded aluminum alloy with a powder-coat finish available in white; other colors available upon request.
Mounting brackets, hood and clip-on accessory brackets are produced using the latest manufacturing techniques. The simple snap-together design simplifies the patio awning installation greatly.
Motorization options are available and motor operators are even available with manual overrides for manual retraction or extension if desired.
The awning is engineered for extremely quiet operation. This is a VERY NICE feature!
Bevel gears are the smoothest and strongest manual-operator systems available,and makes for easy opening and closing of the retractable awning. Bevel Gear manual gear operators for 2-arm awnings use a 1:3.5 operating ratio and Bevel Gear manual operators for 3- to 4-arm awnings use a 1:4.5 operating ratio. Patio awnings and deck awnings with more than 4 arms are recommended for motorized operation.
Powder Coated Metal
All metal parts are powder coated using a time-proven, 5-step process, which maximizes the durability of the finish.
All of our custom awning covers use Tenara thread and are sewn using computer-controlled pneumatic sewing machines. This ensures consistent straight seams. Tenara thread has been proven to be an exceptionally stable, easy-to-sew and long-lasting product. Tenara sewing thread will not deteriorate from exposure to the elements. It's an ideal choice for sewing retractable deck and patio awnings, because it's immune to ultraviolet degradation, the primary cause of seam failure.