Installation Planning

An awning must be carefully planned. That’s why Spettmann doesn’t just deliver quality awnings, but also information to aid the correct selection and installation.

Patio Size / Path of the Sun

What use is a shady place at breakfast time, when you’re more concerned about enjoying the evening hours outdoors? When planning your awning, you should consider the path of the sun in the sky because shade will move with the sun. First, determine the main times you will use your patio, and derive the location of your awning from that. Our PLUS awning offers ideal protection regardless of where the sun is, as it has an edging that is lowerable by up to 6‘ / 180 cm.

Things to Consider:
  • Decide on where you will sit on your patio.
  • Consider at what time of day you will use your patio most.
  • Check how large your awning will have to be, and where it will have to be installed, to ensure that the selected area will be in the shade.
Installation Height

Regardless of the awning you decide on: There should be a clearance of at least 6 ½‘ / 2.00 m for people to walk through. Spettmann quality awnings are delivered with a pitch of 15 degreed. This can be adjusted up to 45 degrees – and for the CRANK PITCH up to 55 degrees. You can determine the walk-through clearance of the lowest point, the drop rod/front bar, from the selected pitch and the depth. In general, a minimum installation height of 8 ½‘ / 260 cm should be observed.

Things to Consider:
  • Determine the optimum height at a pitch of 15 degrees.
  • Examine the structural possibilities.
  • If you would prefer a larger pitch, make sure that the walk-through clearance is maintained.
Protection From the Weather

North, south, east or west: In general, every side of the house is suitable for the installation of an awning – if you select the protective equipment appropriately. The protective cover-awnings and semicassettes are also available. For the side of the house that is heavily affected by weather, we recommend installing cassette or semi-cassette awnings. For facades that are less exposed to the weather, and buildings such as vacation homes that are only used temporarily, open awnings represent a functional and decorative solution.

Things to Consider:
  • Think about which side of your house your awning should be installed, and how exposed that side is to the weather.
  • Depending on storm impacts and your own usage behavior, choose between an open awning with a cover or a semicassette awning.

Easy Installation on Existing Structures

Wall Installation

For wall mountings, anchors are used to attach the brackets to the wall. Either the bearing rod of the open awning, or the awning cassette, are then hung in the bracket.

Ceiling Installation

If you have a balcony over your patio, the awning bracket can also be mounted there. The ceiling brackets are anchored in the floor of the balcony, and the bearing structure of the awning hung in those brackets.

Rafter Installationn

For protective eaves, the first step is to mount a special bracket on the rafters. The ceiling brackets, which hold the awning, are then attached to the special bracket with screws.

Plan for Comfort

You can customize your awning with a wide range of accessories. Spettmann awnings can be manually operated with a hand crank or electric motor using a wall switch or remote control.

Optional Extra Aluminum Protective Hood Cover Aluminum Protective Cassette Cover Spettmann Motor w/Switch(Hardwire) Spettmann Motor w/Wireless Remote Control Smart-Shade Bluetooth App Spettmann Vibration Sensor Arms with Built-in LED Lights Frame Color: Beige, Bronze, Sand & White Adjustable Crank Pitch