Measuring Instructions for SunSetter Motorized and
SunSetter Motorized XL Awnings
To get the
right size SunSetter Awning for your deck,
please measure your deck or patio following the easy
1. Measure the height of the wall where you
want to install your awning. You need at least
7 ft. 6 in. from your deck or patio floor to the
bottom of any roof, eave, or overhang to fit a SunSetter Awning.
2. Measure along the side of your house to
decide how wide an awning you want. The
SunSetter Motorized awning comes in pre-cut widths
from 10 ft. to 20 ft. The SunSetter Motorized XL awning
comes in pre-cut width from 14 ft. to 20 ft. With
the exception of the 10 ft. awning, which measures 123"
left to right, all other awnings measure
exactly like their defined size. Example, a 12 ft.
awning is 12 ft. wide. The actual fabric width is
4½" less than the total awning width.
3. Decide if you will install your awning
on the wall (most common installation, using our
standard wall brackets
), or to the underside of your
overhang (make sure you request our soffit brackets
for this type of installation). If your awning will
be installed on the wall, you will need at least 8
inches of clear, unobstructed space horizontally
along your wall where the awning will fit against
the house. (Note: if you plan to purchase our optional protective Aluminum Hood for your awning, make sure you have at least 9 inches of space instead of 8 inches.)