FAQs

How much is an average glass room extension installed?

This is a tricky one as all our glass rooms are totally bespoke with many options for closing in the sides and front but here goes
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What are the electrical requirements for a patio awning?

For a normal retractable patio awning the electrical requirement is minimal
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How can I effectively shade over bi-folding doors?

There are a few solutions for such a requirement with large projections also possible.
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Why can’t I have a retractable awning directly above my bi-folding doors?

There are 2 main reasons – structural suitability (usually) and lack of space and height as most bi folding door extensions are a flat roof single storey extension. It is possible of course but just needs some planning for the correct support.
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What makes an awning waterproof ?

The superb fabrics on the top quality patio awnings have a highly impressive water resistance level.   If the awning is correctly pitched at 14 degrees the awning will cope with rainfall commensurate with weather conditions for the awning’s standard classification of wind class 2, Beaufort 5, 17-23mph.
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What does a butterfly awning do?

This is a generic term for a self supported structure with 2 or more retractable awnings projecting either side of a goal post arrangement and therefore looks like a butterfly when extended
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What is the best retractable roof system?

This is a bit difficult as it depends on the intended use for the terrace cover
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How long has Samson Awnings been trading?

We have been trading since 1994 and our company name as registered is Samson Industrial doors Ltd at companies house.
Samson Awnings is a trading name for our sun, wind and rain protection systems.
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How long does it take for delivery of the awnings?

Most of our awnings, all made to order, will take approximately 3-4 weeks maximum including many of the terrace cover systems.
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What are the wall brackets used for seen on some awnings?

Some retractable awnings need extra brackets, especially on single storey buildings and these are essential items not just added extras.
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