FAQs

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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How can I prevent the annoying wind down one side of my patio?

All outdoor areas will suffer from a prevailing cooler wind in the evenings and there are a few ways to tackle this. Continue reading →

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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Do you provide systems that can cover very large areas?

Yes we do, in fact it is almost possible to say the sizes are infinite for some of the products but of course there are some sensible limits….
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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 do the spreader or gutter brackets look like?

We find most people worry unnecessarily about these extra brackets as when they are required then there really is no alternative and the trouble is most people look at them in complete isolation and not the whole installation with the awning. They will not be seen after a short time as they blend in.
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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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What are the glass rooms manufactured from?

The main framework is all aluminium extrusions with minimal steel components and of course glass
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Why should I choose Samson Awnings to install a glass room or veranda?

Mainly because of our complete transparent pricing policy and our level of skills in installation of bespoke products such as the glass rooms. We do not sit with you for hours in your home trying to make you order on the day, no pressure selling tactics are used, we are a long established family firm.
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What is a butterfly awning?

This is a generic term for goalpost steel or aluminium structure with 2 awnings fitted at the top which when extended form the shape of a butterfly wings (sort of) providing weather protection whilst being free standing
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