Motorize your Retractable Awnings
Enjoy sun and shade with automated retractable awnings – And let Somfy take control
Motorized retractable awnings powered by Somfy are an excellent way to bring life to your deck or patio.
Extend outdoor living space – Enhance lifestyle and comfort - Increase energy savings - Find protection from the sun – Preserve your awning: All at the touch of a button.
Imagine extending your retractable awning effortlessly from inside your home or while you’re already outside, so your deck or patio is a comfortable, shaded place, where you can spend more time enjoying life. It’s so easy, it’s Somfy!
Somfy offers reliable and flexible solutions for retractable awnings that are easy to use and simple to install. Somfy’s wide range of motors and controls feature Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) which provides awning users with new, simple and innovative operating functions that can be adapted to any lifestyle.
Smart homes which have long been portrayed as a popular concept are fast becoming a reality. Somfy offers many products that allow you to use third party systems to streamline the control of motorized window covering , integrated lighting, home entertainment, security and heating and cooling systems all with one control. Additionally, software is readily available to enable remote control from the internet, so that you can easily control motorized window coverings even if you are away from home.
Somfy currently has partnerships with many of leading control companies including Crestron, Vantage and Lite Touch among many others.Learn More about Home Automation
It was a good idea to motorize my retractable awning because …
Motorized my Awning by Somfy
Brian, Colts Neck, NJ
"Motorize my awning was a good idea because I said good bye to opening and closing your awning with a crank handle: all it takes is a single push of the button on the remote without leaving my chair! And what's more, the awning operates effortlessly.”
You want to motorize your awning? All Awnings can be motorized with Somfy's solutions!
There are 4 main types of patio awning:
In a Standard Awning system the fabric is exposed to the elements. It is often placed under the overhang of a roof to prevent damage from environmental elements.
A Semi-cassette Awning is composed of a Standard Awning that is encompassed by a cassette that completely covers the fabric. The fabric rolls up inside the cassette which protects it against UV rays, humidity and other environmental elements. The awning arms remain outside when the awning is retracted.
A Cassette Awning is composed of a Standard Awning that is encompassed by a cassette system offering complete system protection. When closed, the fabric rolls up inside the cassette, which protects it against UV rays, humidity and other environmental elements. The awning arms also fully retract back into the awning cassette.
Window Awnings typically mount to a glass façade or a fixed structure.
The benefits of a patio awning powered by a Somfy motor
In addition to all the lifestyle benefits that awning automation brings to users, Somfy motorization also works to protect awning components and fabric.
Somfy motors are designed to slow down at the point of full closure, protecting the system.
Somfy motors are designed to ensure that cassettes are sealed shut every time.
Somfy motors release awning fabric upon closure, eliminating fabric stress and tension. When fully opened, the motor ensures that the fabric tension is at just the right level to provide optimal performance and a visually striking appearance.
Perfectly taut fabric every time!
When fully opened, the motor ensures that the fabric tension is at just the right level to provide a visually striking appearance.
Remote control, weather sensors, heating, lighting... Create the ultimate deck!
Sunea™ RTS CMO... One motor, All the Benefits
Somfy’s Sunea™ motor is the most advanced and innovative motor for cassette, semi-cassette and standard awnings and offers:Manual override
Built-in Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS)
Simplified setting capability with torque sensing limits
Telis 4 Soliris Patio RTSFour channel remote control + wind / sunprotection control
One remote control can operate the awning, heater, and sun sensor
Shock and water resistant
DecoFlex WireFree™ RTS 5 Wall SwitchPersonalized control of awnings and outdoor accessories
Available in 1,2,3,4 or 5 channel versions
Choose from three colors - white, ivory or black
Battery powered wall switch for simple installation
Eolis 3D WireFree™ RTSInstalled discreetly on the end of the front bar
Easy wireless installation
Automatically retracts the awning with the detection of wind generated movements
Easy to program
Maintenance free, long life batteriesFour channel remote control + wind / sunprotection control
Sunis WireFree™ RTSSolar powered sun sensor
Easy wireless installation
Automatically extends when the programmed sunlight threshold is reached
Compact design allows for discreet mounting
Telis Soliris RTS remote recommended to control ON/OFF function
Heater RTSTurn infrared heat bar on and off with the same remote used to control an awning
Mounts on tension bar with bracket for use under awning
Compatible with the Telis RTS range of transmitters and the DecoFlex WireFree™ RTS wall switches
Outdoor RTS Lighting ReceiverControl patio or deck lights with the same remote used for the awning
Controls incandescent, halogen lights or any outdoor device up to 500W
Fully compatible with the Telis RTS range of transmitters and the DecoFlex WireFree™ RTS wall switches
Somfy, A Warranty of Quality
Somfy offers its professional customers (installers, manufacturers, resellers, etc.) a five-year warranty on its motors and controls, starting from the date of manufacture. This is offered in the context of conditions clearly set out for professionals. Ask your installer for details.
Somfy motors and controls comply with UL and CSA safety standards. Somfy is proud to have achieved ISO 9001 Certification in 1005 as well as safety approvals from Underwriters Laboratories and the Canadian Standard Association.
All products are sent through an extensive quality assurance process including testing in extreme environmental conditions, for electrostatic discharge, mechanical shock, and high life cyle. Somfy products have received 600 approvals in 40 countries.
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