Do you want to maximise the use of your outdoor areas all year round, without the added costs and commitment of a permanent patio or pergola?

Folding arm awnings are like adding an extra room to your home or unit without the construction costs and with the added flexibility to open and close when not in use. This allows you to create shade without compromising your view or the natural light coming into your home and won’t restrict you if you want to take advantage of a clear night under the stars.

An extendable awning works to maximize your outdoor areas and allows you to retract the awning when not in use. When retracted, the awning unit sits neatly against your external wall and can be used to create a weatherproof fabric roof over your patio, verandah, outdoor restaurant, or cafe. Simply extend the awning when you are entertaining or using the outdoor space and then retract it back into the protective wall unit when you are finished.

A retractable verandah awning can be used in a commercial space such as a restaurant or cafe and allows you to provide overhead protection for your customers that can be retracted into a secure place closing up for the day, this will protect it from damage by the elements and protects it from vandalism after trading hours.

Eureka Awnings supplies a large range of folding arm awnings in Sydney to suit all budgets. All of our awnings feature quality construction, weatherproof fabrics, and various opening systems including manual and electric motor options.

Many of our retractable awnings also come with optional add-ons including patio heaters, lighting strips, leg supports, and rain and wind sensors.

Browse our range of folding arm awnings below and download the information sheet for each option that includes measurements, features, and optional extras.


  • Are folding arm awnings waterproof?
  • The answer is yes! Most folding arm awnings are made with durable, water-resistant fabric that will keep you dry even in the heaviest downpours.

    Additionally, the arms and frame of the awning are usually made from aluminum or another weather-resistant material. So you can rest assured that your awning will withstand the elements.

    So if you’re looking for a way to enjoy your outdoor space year-round, a folding arm awning is a great option.

  • How much do folding arm awnings cost?
  • Folding arm awnings can range in price, depending on the size and style of the awning. The most important factor to consider when choosing an awning is the size of the area you want to cover.

    If you have a large patio or deck, you’ll need a larger awning to provide adequate coverage. Another factor to consider is the material of the awning.

    Once you’ve decided on the size and material of your awning, please give us a call on 1300 789 886 for accurate pricing.

  • Can folding arm awnings withstand wind?
  • The answer is yes! Thanks to their tough aluminum construction, folding arm awnings are designed to withstand strong winds. In fact, most models are rated to withstand wind speeds of up to 90km/h.

    That’s because the folding arms help to distribute the force of the wind evenly across the awning, reducing the risk of damage.

    So if you’re looking for an awning that can stand up to the elements, a folding arm awning is an excellent option.

  • How do you clean folding arm awnings?
  • The good news is that cleaning folding arm awnings is a relatively simple process. Here are the basic steps:

    First, remove any dirt or debris from the surface of the awning using a soft brush or vacuum cleaner with an attachment.

    Next, mix a mild detergent with warm water and gently scrub the fabric.

    Finally, rinse the awning with clean water and allow it to air dry completely.

    By following these simple steps, you can keep your folding arm awnings looking like new for years to come.

  • How do folding arm awnings work?
  • Folding arm awnings are mounted on brackets that are attached to the wall or ceiling. The arms are connected to the roller tube, which is wound around a spring-loaded gearbox.

    When you open the awning, the gearbox unwinds the roller tube, causing the arms to extend and the fabric to unfold. The fabric is kept taut by weight bars or springs that are attached to the bottom of the awning. When you close the awning, the process is reversed and the arms fold back up against the roller tube.

    Folding arm awnings are a simple yet effective way to keep your patio or deck cool and comfortable in hot weather. Plus, they provide protection from harmful UV rays, making them an ideal choice for sun-sensitive areas like nurseries or playgrounds.

    So if you’re looking for an attractive and functional way to shade your outdoor space, consider installing folding arm.

  • Do I need a permit for folding arm awnings?
  • Every council has different regulations and we always suggest you speak to your local council before installing a folding arm awning to your residential or commercial property.