A folding arm awning is the next upgrade form a normal shade or canopy. Often times this is done by putting the canvas into a container that attaches to the side of a building. Then replacing the cover or structure with a retractable canvas attached to lateral folding arms. This structure can be called a Retractable folding arm awning. It looks great when placed over a door or common area. The folding canopy can be closed or opened as desired. In some cases it is done manually or can be connected to a motor to easily and remotely activate the Folding arm or the awning.