FAQs

What Wind Speeds will an Awning Withstand?

This is a very difficult question to answer as there are so many factors involved with wind in the real world outside. Most higher specification awnings will have a wind rating based on km/h or the Beaufort scale but of course no one is ever really monitoring the wind speed in their back garden or patio.

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Can I install a retractable awning by myself?

Yes, it is perfectly possible, but most of the awnings are very heavy and require a minimum of 2 people for installation and lifting into place. The wall bracket fixtures are one of the most important components to ensure a sound and safe installation and the positioning and fixing of these brackets should be carefully considered.
Extra brackets are frequently used to spread the weight across a wall safely.
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What is a Weinor Pergotex?

The Weinor Pergotex is a newly developed and highly effective retractable fabric roof canopy system using a very tough vinyl fabric, far thicker and stronger than normal awning fabric.
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What is the Best All Year Round Solution?

This isn’t that easy to answer, as it depends on your expectations. ‘All year round’ for many commercial applications may actually mean most months, but not the coldest winter months. For domestic application it may mean just the ability to prevent rain when it falls in the summer months. A true all year round solution will be a very high specification indeed.
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Do you supply lean to glass extensions?

Yes we do, but they are generally called glass verandas by most people.
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Do you supply traditional style verandas?

Yes we do, the definition of which varies slightly but is usually a visual detail in the framework.
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What are the glass veranda systems manufactured from?

Our glass veranda systems are all manufactured using high quality aluminium profile sections
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Do you supply umbrellas that will work in high winds?

Yes we do, and very high wind speeds too..
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What is the best umbrella for me?

There are many different umbrellas for sale in the UK, we try to explain the differences.
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Using Your awning in wind, rain and snow

Awning use in wind, rain, snow and ice…

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