FAQs

What Wind Speeds will an Awning Withstand?

This is a very difficult question to answer as there are so many factors involved with wind in the real world outside. Most higher specification awnings will have a 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.

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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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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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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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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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Should my awning be retracted in strong winds?

Yes of course it should, but what defines a strong wind?
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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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