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Product Description

Designed for special applications where the available width limits the projection of a regular lateral arm, this Alutex exclusive retractable awning can extend beyond those limits by reaching up to 13’ in projection in as little as 8’ of width. This is without compromising its elegant design.

The trio can be installed like any classical retractable lateral arm awning, particularly useful in condominiums and narrow patio applications. No more need for eye soar overlapping arms. Its unique design allows it to virtually retract its arms within the same space necessary for a regular lateral arm awning.

Product Features


Engineered to satisfy the most stringent mechanical requirements, Trio’s arms are tested to last twice the expected life span commonly referred to by the industry, and its stainless steel cables are protected with a UV-resistant coating to increase their endurance.


Trio’s sleek design has been achieved to enhance the value of your home. With the wide variety of colors offered today by hundreds of vivid fabrics, the finish of its parts, its compact look when retracted, and the flexuosity of its arms when fully extended, Trio has the look you want.


They say elegance is to stand inconspicuously. So, the discrete design of Trio is meant to blend with the siding of your house while extending your presence to your immediate outdoors, lending graceful ambiance to any setting. You will appreciate Trio’s generous size and uncommon strength.


Built only with the finest materials, Trio frames are finished with electrostatic powder-coated epoxy paint on all its parts to ensure the most durable yet elegant finish against chipping, cracking, and fading. Like all Alutex awnings, Trio is covered by a ten-year warranty.

Product Highlights

When closed, it takes the same space of a regular lateral arm awning.

Front section opens first.
Front section fully extends.
Back section starts opening.
Back section fully extends.
Larger projection is reached also when width is limited.

Technical Specifications

Width Range
8′ to 14′ (1/4″ increment)
Projection Range
8’7″, 10′, 12′, 13′
Side dimension w/Hood
10″ H x 10″ W
Side size w/out Hood
9″ H x 9″ W


Hood Shape
10″ Flat double pitched
Opening Control

Manual Gear or Motorized

Installation Option

Wall, Soffit, Roof Mounted

Bracket Size
8 1/2” H x 2 3/8” W x 4 3/4” L
Standard Pitch Control

Bolt Lock System

Crank Pitch Control
Drop Down Valance
Fabric Options

Over 300 acrylic patterns

Leg Kit


Standard Frame Color


Custom Frame Color

Any (on request)

Frame Warranty

10 Years

Product Options


Alutex selects only the finest fabric on the market. Please visit the following links and follow the instructions referring to their awning fabric collection:

Hood & Sides

All Alutex awnings are offered with optional hood and hood ends. A hood is an optional aluminum roof for the awning to protect it from snow and rain when fully retracted. Optional hood ends are also available to complete the protective design provided with the hood.

Front Valance

Low Scallops
High Scallops
Russian Key

Roof Bracket

Roof installation is recommended where insufficient clearance or swing opening doors, drain or gatters happen to be in the way of regular wall installation. One roof bracket for each regular bracket is required.

Each roof bracket is designed to provide an adjustable hinge system able to replicate a virtual wall position along the roof. All Alutex’s roof brackets are offered in the same color of the selected awning frame.

Rain and Wind Stabilizers Legs Kit

With this exclusive front-leg system, Alutex offers an outstanding response to wind and rain loads on virtually all its lateral arm models (not available with Nova).

Hardware-free, these stabilizers are designed with both ends reversible for error-proof installation.
Their top and bottom joints are designed to give in toward the closing direction of the awning, preserving flexibility while neutralizing wind and rain loads.

Warning: Legs must be removed before closing awnings.


The advanced technology today available to every field of our modern life has developed sophisticated solutions also for the control of the awning and shading systems. All Alutex products are powered by Somfy, the most advanced manufacturer of tubular motors and electrical accessories on the market today. Somfy holds over 450 active patents and constantly develops new products and technologies that reshape the industry, bringing new levels of convenience, comfort, security, and energy savings to end users. Here is a quick, easy overview of some features available with our products. For more thorough information on our selection, please refer to

Product Highlights 

When we refer to how to motorize an Alutex product, customers can select between two major solutions, with or without override crank service:

Without override service
With override service able to provide manual control in case of blackout
The Eolis 3D WireFreeTM RTS Wind Sensor is a wireless, battery powered wind sensor that will automatically retract an awning based on wind generated movements even when you are away. Battery powered, has an indicator to alert you when the battery needs to be replaced.
Ondeis is a solar-powered combined rain and sun sensor compatible with Radio Technology Somfy® motorized exterior products, including awnings, and screens. The Sensor is completely wireless and uses optical rain-sensing technology to measure rainfall and sends an RTS command when rainfall exceeds the user-selected threshold. The Sensor also utilizes a sun- level sensor that sends an RTS command when sunlight exceeds the user-selected threshold.

With specific reference to their way to be connected to the power source, both motors can be selected as:

Standard Power Solution (hard-wired and controlled by a classical wall switch)

RTS Solution (with plug wire and controlled by a remote transmitter)

The Smoover RTS surface mounted wall switch avoids cutting into drywall. This single channel, battery-operated solution is easy to install and does not require an electrician. Available with 7 decorative color frames , users can easily complement any decor.

The myLink app by Somfy puts you in control, so that you can operate your motorized solutions whether you are home or not. At work and realized you forgot to close your shades for the day? Not a problem. With a simple tap of myLink app you can close all your shades.

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