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Project Details

Fabric 1

Sunbrella Mahattan Fog
Producer/Manufacturer: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Design Name
Bryan Lightle

Fabrication Company
Corradi USA

Project Manager Name
Justin Barnes

Please describe the project specifications

The client had a beautiful poolside setting that faced SW, which made the area unusable for a good part of the day. They were looking for a shade solution that would let them enjoy the lovely outdoor dining, bar, and lounge area.

The usual windy conditions of the oceanside location were a concern when covering such a large area with an awning. There was a trellis overhead that looked fabulous but did not provide the desired shade. However, it did provide a very substantial anchor for an awning.

We were familiar with the Corradi USA Evo Semi-Cassette retractable lateral arm awning, and it fit the project very nicely. Not only did the sleek look fit the décor, but the strength of the awning components allowed for a 35’ wide awning with a 13’ projection.

The Somfy wind sensor gave the client peace of mind, and they had their own technician connect the Somfy wireless controls to the home control system. The finishing touch was the elegant looking Sunbrella Manhattan Fog fabric that matched beautifully with the other furniture components on the property.

All in all, a successful project with a happy client.

What is unique or complex about the project?

While retractable lateral arm awnings project can look nice, most are average looking. The large size of this awning, the classy looking fabric, all installed in such picturesque setting, made this one a standout.

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