Making a decision to motorize your new Sunair® awning or shade with a Somfy motor is an easy one. With a motor and a hand held remote, there is no more manually extending and retracting the system. With a simple touch of a button from up to 65 ft.away the awning or shade will extend and retract automatically. This makes operating your awning or shade more convenient and you will use it more. Adding an automatic “sun" or "wind" sensor to your awning can control your awning or screen to minimize wind damage and maximize energy savings and protect your indoor carpet and furnishings.