FAQs

What Wind Speeds will an Awning Withstand?

This is quite a difficult question to answer as there are so many factors involved with wind in the real world, gusting, steady and swirling winds all create different effects. 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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Using Your awning in wind, rain and snow

Awning use in wind, rain, snow and ice…

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The general do’s and dont’s of operating a patio awning

With a retractable self supporting awning there are some general rules to stick to with daily usage.

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What happens to a retractable awning in strong winds or a storm?

Retractable awnings should always be closed when not in use and certainly if you are leaving your home. However if they are left out in a storm, there is always a solution if the awning is electrically operated…
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How do I fit an awning if we have downpipes in the way?

Rainwater downpipes are of course present on almost every house and when they are in the line of where an awning is required you usually have 2 options.
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What sizes are the retractable patio awnings available in?

Most of the retractable patio awnings we offer are available in any sizes, made to order, up to the maximum width for each model.
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How much are the retractable patio awnings?

The size range and options we supply are vast so this cannot be answered easily and all our awnings are made to order in terms of size, colour, and fabric selection for the cover. Some basic information is needed to obtain a price…
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Can I use a Patio Awning in the rain?

The simple rule of thumb is common sense but to use a retractable awning in the rain the awning it should be installed with the fabric cover set at a minimum pitch of 14 degrees
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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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