Why should you choose motorised awnings and pergolas?

Why should you choose motorised awnings and pergolas?

Pergolas and awnings are popular outdoor products for both domestic and commercial property. They make outdoor spaces cosier and more functional by offering shade and shelter from the weather. Compared to the traditional pergola and awnings which need to be manually operated, there are a number of advantages for motorised pergolas and awnings that make them the preferred choice.

Samson Outdoor Living will explain in this article why motorised awnings and pergolas are a great choice for anyone looking to improve their outdoor space.



Ease of use

The main advantage of motorised pergolas and awnings is how easy they are to operate. You could easily extend or retract your awning or pergola with the touch of a button or the click of a remote. You do not need to manually adjust the shading or using cranks, levers, and/or a ladder for it.

Additionally, motorised systems are significantly better than manual ones, enabling you to precisely position your awning or pergola to provide the ideal level of shade and protection. Motorisation offers convenient and simpler operation, especially for people with restricted mobility.


Motorised pergolas and awnings also significantly increase comfort. For example, if you are enjoying a night with your loved ones, simply say ‘evening scene’ to your smart speaker, and the patio awning /pergola opens to insulate from cooler evening temperatures, the lights switch on and the music starts. These scenes can also be activated with a tap on your phone, which helps you when a sudden gust of wind comes along and you might find yourself struggling to retract your awning/pergola.


Installing light sensors or timers will reduce or extend the shading and prevent the sun’s drying or bleaching effect on plants and furniture in summer days. Moreover, some larger sized awning products are only available with motorisation. So if you are looking for a larger sized awning, it is always recommended to check with the experts for consultations.

Between now and 21st June 2023, when you order a Markilux retractable awning or pergola from Samson Outdoor Living you will receive a FREE Somfy Tahoma® Home Automation System.

Somfy Tahoma® Home hub will help you control your awning, pergola and lighting from your smartphone or tablet anywhere in the world.

What the Somfy TaHoma® brings to you?

The TaHoma® interface, is accessible via the internet, a computer, a smartphone, or a tablet, giving you control over awnings, lighting, heating, and more at the touch of a button. Simply download TaHoma® app, connect your awning to Somfy TaHoma and enjoy.

Motorised awnings and pergolas are an excellent investment for homeowners looking to add style, convenience, and functionality to their outdoor space. With their durability, protection, and enhanced aesthetics, motorised awnings and pergolas are an excellent way to improve the value and enjoyment of your home. Beat the summer rush and prepare your outdoor space in time to welcome the new season today. Contact us to on 01933 44 88 44 or view our full collection of Markilux retractable awnings on and instantly transform your outdoor space.

How can I order? Our approach

For many years we’ve helped our domestic and commercial awning and canopy customers.

How can I order? Our approach

1. Take several pictures of the area where you are looking to create an outdoor space.
2. Send your images with your details.
3. Tell us a little about what you want to achieve e.g. sun protection, rain protection, all year round use of space and so on.
4. If you have any preferences already, things such as retractable, fixed or both in one system. Don’t worry if you haven’t as we can advise and guide you later if needed. Read more

Email us today or call us on 01933 448 844 to discuss your requirements.