Retractable Awnings Installation
WALL MOUNT AWNING INSTALLATION
Mounting a lateral arm awning
to the structure CORRECTLY is VERY important.
The awning wall brackets must be securely fastened to
support the tension on the square bar created
by the wind.
Fastening wall brackets to studs,
joists, headers or other major structural members
is recommended to accomplish a proper installation for retractable awnings, patio covers, patio awnings, commercial awnings & deck awnings.
The width of the awning determines
the number of brackets required. This is based
on engineering specifications. If extra optional
awning brackets are needed please advise and they will
be shipped at the appropriate cost.
When using two wall brackets,
position the first awning bracket by centering it between
end of square bar and arm attachment. (Fig.1).
The second retractable awning bracket will mount the same way on
the opposite end of the awning.
When using three wall brackets,
same as above for the first two brackets. The
third bracket should be positioned in the center
of the awning (+- 12 inches).
On wide widths, the awning will
be supplied with a center support. The center
support should be as close as possible to the
center of the awning and should be placed directly
opposite the awnings closest fabric seam
On projections of 8’10"
and over, a wall bracket should be mounted on
both sides of each awning arm as close as possible to
the arm attachments (Fig. 2)
RETRACTABLE AWNING - BRACKET
The height of the front awning bar
will determine the mounting height of the wall
The suggested pitch for Sunsurrender patio covers and retractable awnings is 3" per
foot of projection (i.e. 10’ projection
= 30" height difference of brackets and front
If the suggested pitch cannot
be obtained due to the mounting height restrictions,
you may want to consider mounting the retractable awning on the roof.
After determining the wall bracket
height, add 3 ¼" to height and snap
a level line on the wall. This line indicates
the top of the wall bracket. Also mark on the
wall, the location of both ends of the awning
and arm brackets.
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