Whats one of the most important features of a Folding Arm Awning? Arm tension! Why? Because the greater the tension created by the arm of the Folding Arm Awning, then the tighter the fabric will be that shades you when the awning is extended.

Why is this important? Well firstly the awning looks best when the fabric is as tight and therefor flat as it can be, but it has one other important function. The tighter the fabric the more resistant it is to sudden wind gusts, therefore extending the life of the awning on your home.

Turnils folding Arm Awnings have always had legendary arm tension, the newest Folding Arm from Turnils links the internal springs of the arm over the elbow joint using Dyneema. Follow that link to discover more about dyneema. lamost all other folding Arm Awnings use stainless steel chains or cables to do this job.

Dyneema outperforms steel in every way including asthetics. check the image in this post, that’s what you Turnils Arm looks like from underneath your awning, you can see how much nicer that looks than a chain or cable:)

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