FAQs

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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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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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 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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