Stylish and Functional Retractable Awnings

Our bespoke retractable awnings are practical and stylish that transform your outdoor living spaces into versatile and comfortable areas, regardless of the weather.

Providing the flexibility to enjoy your garden patios or decking by offering shelter from the sun or protection from a sudden downpour. Our awnings make your garden a more usable space all year round.

All available with different designs and materials, each with the capability to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home’s exterior while also serving a functional purpose.

With options ranging from manual to remote-controlled systems, our retractable awnings give you effortless operation.

Premium Retractable Awnings Fitted by Us

Winchester Awnings are authorised retailers of the premium German brand, Weinor that specialise in high-quality retractable awnings.

This highly sought after brand are synonymous with excellence and robust awnings and a wide range of customisation options.

We also offer UK produced awnings, that are also of an exceptional standard. We can discuss which awning would be more suitable for you and your garden during our quotation process.

Motorised Retractable Awnings and Smart Home Integration

Advancements in technology have brought motorised retractable awnings into the market, offering the convenience of electric operation. Many models come with remote control systems, and some can be integrated into smart home systems to enhance user control and efficiency.

Material Quality and Durability

When selecting retractable awnings, durability of the frame and fabric are paramount. Quality materials offer enduring value and are backed by comprehensive warranties, ensuring a wise investment for you.

Frame Construction and Materials

The frame significantly contributes to its overall durability and life span. Frames are typically constructed from metals like stainless steel and drop-forged aluminium, known for their strength and corrosion-resistant properties.

Awning arms and brackets, are key components that support the structure. To further enhance durability and life expectancy, metal parts are often powder-coated, providing an extra layer of protection.

Fabric Durability and Treatment

Awning fabric options influence both the functionality and appearance of the awning. 

Acrylic fabric is recognised for its UV-resistant qualities, making it a suitable choice for areas exposed to intense sunlight.

Solution-dyed acrylic is known for maintaining colour-fastness and resisting weather-induced degradation.

Treatments to the fabric can include water repellence and mould resistance, adding to the longevity of the awning. Our high-quality fabrics accompanied by our robust 5-year warranty act as an insurance that we have confidence in our products thus assuring our customers of a reliable investment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a retractable awning function and what are its primary benefits?

A retractable awning operates through a mechanism that allows the fabric to roll out and retract as needed. Main benefits include providing adjustable shade, extending living spaces outdoors, and even potentially reducing energy costs by lessening the heat gain within a home. Additionally, options include manual cranks or motorised systems with remote control for convenience.

Is investing in a retractable awning considered beneficial in the long-term?

Over the long term, retractable awnings prove beneficial in reducing overall exposure to direct sunlight, thus extending the life of furniture and even reducing indoor temperatures. Their durability and capacity to retract can mean a longer lifespan compared to fixed awnings if properly maintained.

What factors influence the reliability and durability of retractable awnings?

The reliability and durability of retractable awnings are greatly affected by the quality of materials used, such as the fabric and the metal components of the frame. Correct installation and regular maintenance play a crucial role in ensuring that the awning remains functional and visually appealing for years. All of our awnings are of the highest quality and made to last, allowing you to enjoy your awning for many years.

How much do retractable awnings cost in the UK?

The cost of retractable awnings in the UK varies widely based on size, material, design, and whether the system is manually operated or motorised. Customisations and additional features such as integrated lighting or weather sensors can also impact the price point. Contact us for your free, no obligation quotation.

What options are available for weatherproof retractable awnings in the UK?

Weatherproof retractable awnings are designed to handle the UK’s variable weather conditions. Some are equipped with waterproof or water-resistant fabrics, while others may include wind and rain sensors to automatically retract under inclement weather, enhancing their weatherproofing capabilities.

What are the common drawbacks of installing a retractable awning?

While advantageous for creating shade and being adaptable to changing weather, do come with certain limitations. They are generally less resistant to extreme weather conditions compared to fixed structures. Owners often have to retract them in high winds or heavy rain to prevent damage. This is where the pergola type awning would be more beneficial.

Serving Homes and Businesses Across the Region

We provide awnings and canopies to homes and businesses throughout Hampshire, Surrey, London, Dorset and surrounding areas.

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Winchester Awnings
T/A Winchester Blinds and Shutters
15 Mitford Road
SO24 9HL

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