Reasons to replace a manual awning with an electric awning

With the accelerating advancement in awning technology, electric awnings are becoming increasingly popular. We are often approached by customers who already have a manual awning but are impressed by the extra benefits of an electric awning. Here are a few reasons to replace your manual sunshade with an electric awning this summer. 

Ease of use

The most obvious reason to replace a manual awning with an electric one is for ease of use. You’ll no longer need to manually wind your awning open or closed; simply sit back and relax and retract or deploy the canopy at the touch of a button. This can be done using a handheld wireless remote control or via a dedicated app on your smartphone, from wherever you are in the garden; you don’t even need to move an inch! 

Automatic controls

Electric awnings can be fitted with various automatic sensors and controls designed to make your time outdoors even more enjoyable. And they can also protect your awning from damage too; a sun sensor will deploy the awning when the sun gets too hot to provide shade and protection for you and your family. An automatic wind sensor will close the awning canopy when it detects that the wind is too strong.

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Taut canopy

Electric awnings use state of the art engineering and technology to carefully and precisely deploy the awning canopy to the optimum projection. Once open, the fabric will be perfectly taut without any sagging and without overstretching the fabric. This can really help to protect your awning from damage and to prolong the life of your awning over time. 

Tilt variation

Adjust the tilt of your electric awning with just the push of a button. Some manual awnings require the use of a spanner to change the angle, whereas the height of an electric awning can be changed in an instant with a wireless remote control. Whether you need extra shade or want to let more light into your garden, adjustments are simple to do with an electric awning. 

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Integrated accessories

Electric awnings are compatible with a variety of heating and lighting accessories. Infrared heaters will reduce the chill on late summer evenings, and LED light bars create a beautiful glow and welcoming ambience for your outdoor space. Furthermore, some of our awning models have spotlights and heating bars built into the cassette or front profile for seamless functionality.

Find out more

If you are considering upgrading your manual awning to an electric version, please speak to our friendly awnings sales team to find out more – call 02381 290170 or email

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