SunSetter Retractable Awnings  Order Now!
CALL TOLL FREE
1-800-876-2340
Awning Accessories EasyShade Solar Screens Backyard Products Outdoor Mats SunSetter Flagpoles

Measure for Your Awning

Awnings Measuring Instructions (Motorized XL, Motorized, PRO XL, PRO, and Manual models)

Step 1Measure the height of the wall where you want to install your awning. SunSetter awnings require a minimum height of 7 feet 6 inches from your deck or patio floor to the bottom of any roof, eave, or overhang. Note: 1000XT models require only 7 feet.

Step 2Measure along the wall of your house at the desired mounting height to determine your awning width. SunSetter Awnings are fabricated to match the following width measurements:

  • Most awning models, including all 1000XT models match the size measured.
    (example: 14 ft. size awning = 14 ft. actual width)
  • All Platinum Plus (Semi-Cassette) models measure 3 inches wider than size measured.
    (example: 16 ft. size awning = 16 ft. 3 in. actual width)
  • Awnings that are 10 feet measure 3 inches wider than size measured.
    (example: 10 ft. size awning = 10 ft. 3 in. actual width)

Special Considerations:

  • Fabric width is 4 ½ inches narrower than awning width for all models except...
  • Platinum Plus (Semi-Cassette) fabric width is 7 ½ inches narrower than awning width.
  • 1000XT fabric width is 10 inches narrower than awning width.

Step 3For Motorized models only: Please indicate whether you want your electrical awning as you face the house. It should be closest to your outdoor electrical outlet.

Awnings Measuring Instructions (Motorized XL, Motorized, PRO XL, PRO, and Manual models)

Step 4Choose the style of Mounting Brackets for your type of installation:

  • Wall Brackets (most common) – Requires 8 inches of clear, unobstructed horizontal space along the entire width of your awning at the height it is being mounted
  • Soffit Brackets – Only used when mounting to the underside of an overhang

Special Considerations:

  • Platinum Plus (Semi-Cassette) models require 9 inches of horizontal mounting space.
  • XL models installed with optional Aluminum Hood require 11 inches of mounting space.
  • Non-XL models installed with optional Aluminum Hood require 9 inches of mounting space.
  • 1000XT models must fit between deck railings to allow the vertical supports to function and requires 4 ½ inches of space.