Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Awning: Your top questions answered

When it comes to enhancing your outdoor living space or commercial property, selecting the right awning involves several key decisions. At AMO Group, we understand that the process can seem daunting, which is why we’ve compiled this detailed guide based on our frequently asked questions to help you make an informed choice.


What sizes of awning are available, and how do I determine the right size for my needs?

Every space is unique, which is why all our awnings are bespoke and tailored to fit your specific requirements. When considering an awning, the size is crucial for both aesthetic alignment and functional coverage. We offer widths ranging from 1950mm to 6500mm and projections from 1500mm to 3500mm, increasing in increments of 500mm for our Lakeland range. To ensure precision, we conduct a thorough site survey to verify all dimensions before your order is placed.

Do I need any special brackets for installation?

The type of installation and the structure of your property can dictate the need for bespoke brackets. These are often necessary for single-story properties or when accommodating external fixtures like pipes. We can typically determine the need for additional brackets through a photo assessment or during our detailed site survey.

Are your awnings available in both manual and electric versions?

To meet diverse needs and preferences, we offer both electric and manual options. Our electric awnings provide ease and efficiency, ideal for larger sizes or for added convenience. Manual options are available for smaller installations, providing a simple and cost-effective solution.

What kind of warranty do you offer?

We believe in the quality and durability of our products, which is why we offer a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and a 12-month labour warranty on installations. This commitment gives you peace of mind, knowing your investment is protected against both craftsmanship and material faults.

Can I use my awning in all types of weather?

While our awnings are designed primarily for shade, their ability to withstand different weather conditions varies. They are suitable for use in light showers when pitched correctly but should be retracted during heavy rain, high winds, or snow. For all-weather solutions, we recommend exploring our robust pergola options.

DIY: Can I install the awning myself?

For those who prefer a DIY approach, we offer our Lakeland Awnings on a supply-only basis, complete with detailed installation instructions. We recommend that DIY enthusiasts send us images of the installation area for preliminary advice, especially regarding necessary bracketry.

Do you offer sensors for your awnings?

To enhance the functionality and user experience, we provide an array of weather sensors at an additional cost. These sensors help protect your awning by automatically adjusting it in response to various weather conditions, ensuring longevity and ease of use.

Why does my awning retract unexpectedly?

If you find your awning retracting unexpectedly, it may be due to the batteries in the sensor needing replacement. This is a common issue that can be quickly resolved, but if problems persist, our team is ready to assist you.

Choosing AMO Group Means Choosing Quality

“At AMO Group, we’re dedicated to providing solutions that not only meet but exceed your expectations. Whether you’re looking to enhance a residential patio or a commercial dining space, our awnings offer both functionality and style.”

With our expert guidance and comprehensive support, we ensure that every phase of your decision-making process is as seamless and informed as possible.

If you’re ready to transform your outdoor area with a high-quality awning, contact us today. Let us help you make the most of your spaces with products designed for longevity, style, and utmost satisfaction!

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