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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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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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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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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Are the patio awning fabrics waterproof?

Nearly all high quality awning and terrace cover fabrics are water resistant to a very high level as standard. It is possible to order special water proofed fabrics.
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Does my house wall need special preparation for a retractable awning?

If you are fixing a patio awning to a straight forward 2 plus storey brick house, there will be nothing further needed. Single storey buildings, some substrates and some size awnings may require additional bracketing which we can and will provide.
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Why are the Markilux fabric covers so good?

Markilux are one the the largest manufacturers of retractable awnings in the world and invest most of their time and efforts into new technology,their fabrics are no exception.
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