FAQs

What is the best retractable awning for a home?

The best retractable awnings sold in the UK are from Markilux, Weinor and Erhardt in terms of a high quality, established manufacturer offering a very wide range of awning models to suit various applications. These 3 manufacturers happen to be German, but all have UK bases and are well established in the UK with excellent back up and warranties. Proven and tested technology and quality….
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If I order now how long will delivery or installation be?

Right now (as of February 2021) the whole industry for outdoor living products has seen a massive increase in demand across Europe and the UK as private homes and businesses are looking to be living outdoors far more to tackle the Covid 19 issue going forwards. A healthier lifestyle…..

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How do I get a quote from Samson Awnings?

Simply send us an email directly or through our contact form and include the following information:

1. Images/photos of the area you are looking to have the product installed?
2. Approximate width, and projection in metres?
3. Supply and delivered or supplied and installed?
4. Please specify the product you looking to purchase if known, i.e Fixed veranda, retractable fabric awning, glass room, umbrella/parasols, etc..
5. What are you looking to achieve from these products. i.e. Sun protection, all year protection or rain protection.
6. Your location/address? Best telephone contact number?

We very much like to establish whether one of our many products are suitable and the rough prices before we commit to a site visit or other work such as drawngs, etc.
Once we have the information we can call or email you for further clarification and provide pricing as soon as possible for you to review.


How much does a retractable awning cost?

An average, but also made to measure, high quality self supporting retractable awning will cost anywhere between around £2,000 and £8,000 and whilst there are awnings out there at £199 to £999 they are completely different construction and only suitable for the calmest sunny days in the UK. There are so many different models depending on whether you want to protect from just the sun or the sun and rain and then options such as LED lighting and drop down front valances too. Our awning ranges offer over 70 standard cassette colurs and then over 500 fabric choices, manual or electric, 2m wide up to 14m wide and many other features for your perfect awning..
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What wind speeds will an awning withstand?

Generally a self supporting retractable awning wil stand up to wind speeds of around 20mph. Most higher specification awnings will have a tested and certified 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 to make a judgement on this…

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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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