Measurement Instruction for Cable Tension Awnings
This measurement guide refers to the following product:
Our cable tension awnings can be installed in two ways:
- Between the rafters
- Below the rafters
Installation between the rafters
For installation between the rafters, we need the exact distance between the neighboring rafters:
Very often the rafters are not always parallel to each other, as a result, the distance at different places varies. To determine the correct width of the track, we recommend measuring the distance at at least three to four locations depending on the length:
The smallest determined distance should be specified as the track width.
Installation under the rafters
For installation under the rafters, the field width corresponds to the distance from the respective center of the beam to the center of the next beam:
Length of the shading track
The length is calculated including the cable tensioning device:
From the entered length, we deduct a certain amount during manufacture, depending on the chosen cable tensioning device, so that after assembly the total length (shading track plus cable tensioner) corresponds to the entered dimension.
Appearance of the shading
The shading tracks can be made in two different appearances:
And cloudy appearance:
For the cloudy appearance, we add a bit more fabric to the length so that when extended, the sections hang down about 5 cm.
Cloudy appearance with slope
For patio roofs with a slope, we recommend taking the "cloud belt" option so that the cloudy appearance remains uniform along the entire length.
Without "cloud belt":
With "cloud belt":
The length of the shading tracks in the collapsed state can be calculated in our billing tool:
The distance between the tubes in the extended state is about 40 cm.
The valance with the eyelet, at which the track is extended and retracted, has a height of 15 cm:
For the side cable tensioners, the distance between the cable and the rafters is 1.5 cm:
For angle mounting, the distance from the cable to the rafters can vary between 2 and 6.5 cm:
For fascia mounting, the distance from the cable to the rafters can be arbitrary, as long as the shading track hangs stably.Configure and buy cable tension awning