How do you select an outdoor awning?

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Before buying, it’s always best to know exactly why you want an awning. To select the right one, you need to ask yourself the right questions.

Take a few moments to answer the following questions before calling on the services of an outdoor awning professional. They’ll be able to suggest the sun protection solution that best matches your needs.

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Simulate your awning with the Dickson Designer.

  • Which area of your home or business would you like to protect? Terrace, garden, veranda, indoor space? 
  • What is the dimension of the area you wish to protect? (Take the measurements of areas 1, 2 and 3 shown in the diagram)
  • Where is your awning going to be? Specify the layout of the wall where you want your awning.
  • What do you wish to protect yourself from? UV rays, outside, glare, rain etc.
  • Which direction does your home - and above all the area you wish to protect - face?
  • Does the area to protect have any special features you need to think about? For example, windows that give onto a pavement, a windy area, building regulations... list them all!
  • How many awnings do you wish to have?
  • How do you plan to operate them? For example, automatic controls and home automation.
  • How do you wish to protect them?
  Simulate your awning with the Dickson Designer.

Simulate your awning with the Dickson Designer.

Have you thought about using the Dickson Designer? It makes it easy to design your awning in just a few clicks. Use a photo of your home or from our catalogue to see how your awning would look in under three minutes. You can even send your simulation to one of our nearest partner awning suppliers  for a free and non-binding quote.

  Arrange an appointment with an awning supplier

Arrange an appointment with an awning supplier

We recommend you arrange a home visit with your awning supplier to avoid problems during fitting. They can get a clearer idea of your needs and suggest a suitable solution. A curved wall, bump or gutter can make all the difference to the type of awning you order and how it is fitted.

An awning supplier can come to your home free of charge to assess your needs. Don’t hesitate to contact your nearest awning professional.

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