Retractable Patio Awnings

When looking for a retractable awning for your home, you should take care in ensuring you chose the right size, colour, fabric and features to ensure it provides the shade and protection you want. It should be a careful investment to help you extend and spend valuable time outside on your patio and in your garden more of the year round.

A fabric retractable awning can be used for anything, from creating controllable sun protection in a particular room or sun protection and an outdoor area to sit underneath, or, for many people a retractable system to enable some protection from rainfall in our very changeable British climate.

Samson Awnings can offer over 40 different awning models, all bespoke in size, colour and features. The majority of our awnings are manufactured by world leading German manufacturers. These awnings have been developed in a climate so similar to our own and this makes them ultimately the best ‘fit for purpose’ solution and specification.

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Control the intense heat of the midday sun with ease, adjust the projection to deal with the rising and setting sun patterns. Enjoy many hours in a comfortable atmosphere directly under your awnings. Entertain friends and family far longer into the evenings with optional lighting and heating options added. Most of our self supporting awnings can be ordered up to 14 metres wide if required and up to a 4 metre projection. With supports we can offer up to 8 metres in projection.

Keep several degrees cooler when the sun is at its most intense and them keep several degrees warmer at night with latent heat trapped under the fabric cover.

Hot summer sun and bright intense glare will be a thing of the past when using your awning and control is simple with automatic control options or remote control systems tailored to your home.

Your patio awning will protect you, your family, pets and furniture from the heat and harmful UV rays of the sun.

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All of the wall mounted, traditional, self supporting retractable arm awning ranges available can be broken down into 3 basic categories, and it is mostly down to design and not cost that determines the category.A full cassette awning is not necessarily a lower price option than a semi cassette. A semi cassette awning can be a better option than a full cassette awning, all depending on your requirements for purpose and also size and possibly bracket positions on the wall. The open cassette awnings however are rarely used in the UK unless they have some sort of cover above them to protect the fabric which is exposed.

Awning types

semi cassette retractable awning Some awning designs are such that the semi cassette is the only design possible and the arm design is such they cannot be contained 100%.
Any open section is underneath the cassette so not normally a problem for any installations and only minimal exposure anyway.
The semi cassette design means some models have increased arm sizes and other features to make them superior in strength to a full cassette system.
full cassette retractable patio awning A total enclosed awning cassette housing where the roller, fabric cover and arms are completely protected and stored in a closed cassette when fully retracted. The cover fabric will stay cleaner a lot longer if used sensibly.
The ideal choice for most UK applications when installed to the side of a building and exposed all year round.
open cassette fabric awning If the location for installation is well protected then the open cassette awnings are a good economical way of shading. This type of awning is usually fixed underneath a balcony but rarely used in the UK as the fabric is exposed.

Use your patio and outdoor area later into the evening


markilux_1650Cooler Spring and Autumn evenings are not a problem anymore with our range of integrated infra red awning heating and different lighting solutions, as well as side screens and drop down valances to deflect the cooler evening breezes.

By having a large fabric cover over you will usually trap warmth anyway and it is certainly more comfortable sitting underneath a cover as the temperature drops.

Prevailing winds can be dealt with in several ways dependent on the awning model used and the size required to protect.

Looking for something all year round?

If you need an outdoor cover system that you definitely know is required to deal with more than the odd rain shower then you need to look at our range of retractable terrace covers – offering far higher wind ratings and capable of staying extended during heavier rainfall most of the year round to create a truly usable outdoor covered area.

Our unique and robust Weinor Pergotex or Gibus Med systems can give you far more of a ‘room outdoors’ with the entire design meant for use in all weathers – even snowfall! Take a look for yourself or even consider the fixed roof system options we have to offer such as the Terrazza or Piazza

There are so many highly developed fixed and retractable products now available to truly create an outdoor area capable of being used for most of the year round.

Come and take a look in our Wellingborough showroom to see some of these fantastic products.

Specify the best

Any of the Samson Awnings are a solid investment for your home that will last for many years to come. You can relax knowing you have the very latest in material and construction technology and only the highest quality components are used when manufacturing your awning.

Your patio awning will become part of your home and serve to enhance your outdoor area whether for quieter relaxing moments or large gatherings of friends or family. Various options on many of the awnings provide extra protection and comfort, items such as the ‘drop down front valance’ or pull out side screens to prevent annoying draughts from one side. For most electric retractable awnings you will have a wind sensor to ensure the awning retracts fully if the wind speed becomes too high and dangerous.

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