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Measuring guides

Europa and Athena measuring guide

How to select the size and configuration of your awning.

  • Awnings have from 3 to 6 brackets, depending on length.
  • It is easier to install an awning securely on the wall than under the soffit.
  • Measure the wall where you want to install your awning. You need at least 96 inches from the ground to any roof, eaves or overhang.
  • Measure the width of the wall where you want to install your awning.
  • Your wall needs to be free of any obstructions (doors, windows, vents, light fixtures) over the whole width of the awning over, by an area 9,5” inches high, the bottom of this area needs to be at least 90 inches from the ground. We recommend 102 inches from the ground.
  • If your wall is made of masonry, you will need to have at least 4 rows of bricks over the top of the bracket for a safe installation. The weight of the rows above prevents the awning from pulling the bricks loose.
  • Whether you are installing on siding, masonry or other types of wall, the outer corner of the walls have a few inches without structural parts. Consider this if you have limited space to install the brackets (because of a narrow wall or windows close to the corners.)
  • If you don’t have free space on your wall, open the soffit and look inside your eaves. You need to see if your trusses or rafters are level or slanted and if they are strong enough to support the awning.
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  • If your trusses are slanted, you will need to purchase rafter adaptors. These adaptors are NOT included in the price of your awning.
  • It is possible to install the awning in the fascia if there are no rain gutters and if you can reach the trusses or rafters through the fascia. In this case, choose the wall configuration.
  • If your eaves are cantilevered on two sides, the corner of the eaves is not strong enough to support an awning. This means that your brackets can never go wider than your wall even if the eaves are wider than the wall.
  • Motor side: To choose the side of the motor, stand outside, looking in at the house. The power cord is 24 feet long for the Europa and 15 feet long for the Athena and plugs into a regular outlet.
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Download the installation manual for the Brasilia Athena

Download the installation manual for the Brasilia Europa

Brasilia Slim measuring guide

How to select the size and configuration of your awning.

  • It is easier to install an awning securely on the wall than under the soffit.
  • Measure the wall where you want to install your awning. You need at least 96 inches from the ground to any roof, eaves or overhang.
  • Measure the width of the wall where you want to install your awning. Brasilia Slim awnings are exactly the described width, including the decorative end caps. The fabric is approximately 7” narrower than the structure.
  • Your wall needs to be free of any obstructions (doors, windows, vents, light fixtures) over the whole width of the awning over, by an area 6,5” inches high, the bottom of this area needs to be at least 90 inches from the ground. We recommend 102 inches from the ground.
  • You need space to slide the decorative caps in place, at least 3,5” on the motor or crank side and 2,5” on the other side. This is important if you want to have 2 awnings side by side or if you install in an inside corner.
  • If your wall is made of masonry, you will need to have at least 4 rows of bricks over the top of the bracket for a safe installation. The weight of the rows above prevents the awning from pulling the bricks loose.
  • The brackets for the Brasilia Slim awning are at the very end of the awning. Whether you are installing on siding, masonry or other types of wall, the outer corner of the walls have a few inches without structural parts. Consider this if you have limited space to install the brackets (because of a narrow wall or windows close to the corners.)
  • If you don’t have free space on your wall, open the soffit and look inside your eaves. You need to see if your trusses or rafters are level or slanted and if they are strong enough to support the awning.
  • If your trusses are slanted, you will need to purchase rafter adaptors. These adaptors are NOT included in the price of your awning.
level trusses
  • It is possible to install the awning in the fascia if there are no rain gutters and if you can reach the trusses or rafters through the fascia. In this case, choose the wall configuration.
slim under soffit
  • If your eaves are cantilevered on two sides, the corner of the eaves is not strong enough to support an awning. This means that your awning can never be wider than your wall even if the eaves are wider than the wall.
  • Motor side: To choose the side of the motor, stand outside, looking in at the house. The power cord is 24 feet long and plugs into a regular outlet.
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Download the installation manual for the Brasilia Slim

See the Brasilia Slim installation video on Youtube.

Multiple Shade measuring guide

  • Multiple Shades come in increments of 6 inches, from 3′ to 15′. The fabric is about 3 inches less than the total housing width. Measure the space where you want to put your Multiple Shade.
  • The housing is 5,5″ high by  4,5″ deep and the bracket is 3,5 inches long. Make sure you have at least 3,5″ of flat surface to install the brackets but you will also need to make sure that you have enough unobstructed space for the housing itself. The mounting brackets are universal and can be mounted on walls or under eaves or a ceilings.
  • Make sure you have space down the sides of your installation area where you can install the small brackets that keep the cables taut. These brackets can be installed on the ground or on a wall or door jamb. The cables are approximately 10’4″ long.
  • Decide if you want the motor of your Motorized Multiple Shade on the right or the left end. The side is always decided when outside, looking in at the house or gazebo. The cord is 15′ and plugs into an approved GFI outlet.
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Download the installation manual for the Multiple Shade