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Awnings and sun protection in perfection

Our markilux awnings: an overview

Our awnings are available as textile shade-givers in numerous different designs. They are most commonly, although not exclusively, used as the following:

Most awnings consist of a metal frame, i.e. a cassette, folding arms, guide tracks or ropes, of an awning cover as well as of different optional accessories, such as wind and rain sensors.

All markilux awnings are made to measure. This means that the awning is produced to fit a precise location. In this way, patios, balconies and other areas can be individually shaded as required. The colour of the frame and awning fabric of custom-made awnings can also be freely selected. In this way, optimal sun protection and an individual design are achieved to suit the particular location and its style.

The covers of most awnings can be retracted and extended. Depending on the model and equipment, an awning can be opened or closed manually with a crank handle or electrically with a motor.

Do you want to know more about our awnings? Then read on!

Which awning is right for you? Find it with the markilux awning finder

When you ask which awning you should buy, there is a lot more to consider besides simply the right size. The ideal awning not only offers you optimum protection from the sun and privacy, but also visually matches the architecture of your home.

As experienced awning specialists, we know that the decision which awning to buy is not always easy with our range being so wide. That is why we would like to give you the best possible support in your search for your dream awning. With our awning finder, the “WAYN” Guide, we guide you step by step through the selection process and limit the product range based on your answers. The final conclusion will have taken into account your preferences and needs as well as our expertise.

Patio awnings / Balcony awnings

Patio awnings / Balcony awnings  Innovative awning technology and premium quality, claiming numerous awards for providing an untold number of relaxing hours on your patio or balcony. Now allow yourself to be inspired, impressed, advised.

Patio awnings / Balcony awnings
Conservatory awnings / Glass canopy awnings

Conservatory awnings / Glass canopy awnings Conservatories and covered patios combine what is best of the inside and the outside. markilux glass canopy and conservatory awnings ensure you are perfectly shaded.

Conservatory awnings / Glass canopy awnings
Awning systems

Awning systems Solar and wet weather protection systems that cover a large area as well as markilux pergolas for the hospitality industry and generously proportioned gardens.

Awning systems
Window shading / Vertical roller blinds

Window shading / Vertical roller blinds Perfect privacy, glare and sun protection for windows, glass rooms and patio canopies that give a more comfortable living environment and reduce the need for air conditioning.

Window shading / Vertical roller blinds

Cassette awnings and folding-arm awnings

The cassette is the part of the awning that holds the folding arms when they are retracted. This means that folding-arm awnings and cassette awnings are not different awning models. A folding-arm awning can have a full or semi-cassette and a cassette awning can have folding arms.

The markilux pergola awnings

Our pergola awnings are patio awnings with several fixture points: on the one hand, a pergola awning is fixed to the façade; on the other, it has posts that are anchored in the ground or in sturdy stabilisation boxes. Furthermore, a pergola awning is fixed laterally by guide rails along walls. A pergola awning is thus a particularly sturdy awning model with numerous beneficial features. Find out more about the markilux pergola now!

Conservatory awnings and glass canopy awnings

If you would like to shade your conservatory or covered patio, you can have a special conservatory awning installed, or alternatively opt for an above-glass awning or an underglass awning.

While an above-glass awning protects the patio roof not only from the sun's rays, but also from soiling, an underglass awning is largely shielded from weather-related stains and dirt.

Our freestanding awnings

The special thing about freestanding awnings is that they are not attached to a wall but fixed to the ground. As they are fixed to the ground (on the patio or in the actual soil), freestanding awnings can be used very flexibly: beside a pool, in the middle of a garden, at a jetty. There are no limits to your imagination here.

And if you don't want to or are not allowed to drill the roof or exterior wall of your building, freestanding awnings are an ideal alternative to classic folding-arm awnings.

A freestanding awning can be a parasol, but also an awning system – similar to a marquee. Explore the impressive markilux range to find suitable freestanding awnings.

If you are faced with the question “Which awning colour is the best?”, the following points will help you decide:

  • Which awning colour should I choose – from a practical point of view? As a rule, dark, muted colours are less sensitive than light, bright colours. But you don’t have to base a decision on the choice of colour for your awning on this principle! The top-quality markilux awning fabrics are highly water- and dirt-repellent. Thanks to their outstanding characteristics, they are hard-wearing and particularly durable in any colour finish. So thanks to the high quality of markilux awning fabrics, you can choose an awning colour to suit your taste.
  • Which awning colour should I choose – from a design point of view? markilux awnings are available in every conceivable colour and with different patterns. On request, we can even realise colour and other design wishes that are not available in our standard range. Given this wide choice, the question naturally arises: Which awning colour is the best? Try to find a colour that you like and that matches the colour of your home. You might want the awning to harmonise or even deliberately contrast with the colour of the plaster, the window and door frames, and also with other design elements such as the patio floor. But what should you do if your taste or even the colour of your façade changes and the awning colour is just not right any more? Don't worry! After all, you can simply have your markilux awning re-covered after a few years. Why not order some of our fabric samples to get a live impression of the colours, their intensity and the feel of our awning fabrics?

Awnings with stripes – you don’t get much more classic than that. But why are lots of awnings striped? There are several reasons why this particular design has prevailed:

  • Stripes in different colours create a fabric surface on which stains are less visible and annoying.

  • Stripes allow for particularly clean cut-off and connection points.

  • People associate striped fabrics with holiday, sea, beach and leisure time which is why they are particularly popular for awnings. Demand determines supply.

Nevertheless, there are definitely other colours and patterns you can use for awnings. In the markilux awning cover range, there are more than 250 cover patterns, including special designer covers developed by the markilux experts. In addition, we also realise your very individual colour wishes on request on the basis of RAL. You can also order awning covers with logo printing for the hospitality and hotel industry. Take a look through our range of awning fabrics now.

Wie so viele andere Fragen rund um Markisen, lässt sich auch diese nicht pauschal beantworten. Welcher Markisenstoff der beste ist, entscheiden der Einsatzbereich und Ihre individuellen Vorlieben und Bedürfnisse.

Im exklusiven markilux Markisentuch-Sortiment finden Sie für jeden Wunsch den passenden Markisenstoff: ob lichtdurchlässig, luftdurchlässig, wasserdicht oder flammenhemmend. Finden Sie jetzt den passenden Stoff mit dem markilux Markisentuchfinder!

When it comes to the expert and safe installation of an awning, please make sure you contact a professional. You can rely on the certified markilux specialist partners to install your awning.

The qualified markilux specialist partner will take measurements on site and can advise you on every aspect of our awnings. They will not only provide you with a detailed offer, but will also deliver your new markilux awning and take care of its professional installation.

Use our "Find a store" function to find your local markilux specialist partner.

As is the case with installation, you can also contact a markilux specialist partner near you when it comes to giving your markilux awning a new cover. They will show you our current cover collection and help you to select a suitable awning fabric.

Our specialist partners will also be happy to help you if you need spare parts for your markilux awning or if you subsequently want to equip your awning with optimal accessories, such as a rain, sun and wind sensor or a motor.

Find your nearest specialist partner now and get in touch.

Yes, lots of markilux awnings can be converted from a manual awning into an electric one. If you would like to retrofit your awning with a motor, please contact your local markilux specialist dealer. They will advise you on the possibilities, prepare an offer for you and also take care of the professional installation of the motor.

Are you interested in other accessories such as awning lighting, infra-red heaters, rain sensors, light and wind sensors? Or would you prefer to control the electric awning using a smartphone app? If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or one of our specialist partners.

When planning an awning, you should of course take the height into consideration. It's not just the height of the cassette that is relevant, but also the inclination angle when the awning is extended. So the latter should certainly be included in the equation. As a guideline, it is recommended you calculate a headroom of approx. 2 m at an inclination angle of approx. 15 degrees for extended awnings.

In the markilux range, you will also find special awnings with a particularly large inclination angle.

Eine elektrische Markise benötigt selbstverständlich einen Motor, der an einer Stromquelle angeschlossen wird. Dieser Motor lässt die Markise automatisch aus- und einfahren. Elektrische Markisen lassen sich mit Wandschalter, Fernbedienung oder auch durch Smartphone-App steuern.

Ebenso können elektrische Markisen mit diversem Zubehör für noch mehr Komfort ausgestattet werden, unter anderem mit einem:

  • Regensensor

  • Sonnensensor

  • Windwächter

Diese Zubehörteile fahren Ihre Markise je nach Wetterlage autark ein- oder aus und sind somit eine durchaus praktische Ergänzung zur Basis-Ausstattung. Erkunden Sie jetzt die Möglichkeiten rund um Markisen-Zubehör, die Ihnen die elektrischen Markisen von markilux bieten.

Wenn Sie eine markilux Markise kaufen, werden Sie sich diese Frage kaum stellen müssen. Denn die exklusiven markilux Markisen sind mit einem speziellen Markisenstoff mit selbstreinigendem Effekt ausgestattet. Der Clou: Treffen Wassertropfen auf das Markisentuch, so nehmen diese Schmutzpartikel auf und perlen ab.

Sollten Sie trotzdem Ihre Markise reinigen müssen, empfiehlt sich folgende Vorgehensweise:

  • Entfernen Sie losen Schmutz, wie Staub oder feuchtes Laub, mit einer weichen Bürste.

  • Kleinfleckige Verunreinigungen, die sich festgesetzt haben, können Sie mit einer 5-prozentigen Seifenlösung (max. 30 Grad Celsius Wassertemperatur) vorsichtig behandeln.

Markisen können leichten Nieselregen durchaus ab. Bei starkem Regen sollten Sie Ihre Markise jedoch einfahren, um Markisenstoff, Gelenkarme und die Technik zu schützen.

Bei Pergola-Markisen können Sie eine Standsäule absenken und so das Regenwasser geführt ableiten. Markisensysteme aus dem Hause markilux verfügen sogar über spezielle Löcher im Markisenstoff und Regenrinnen im Gestell, durch welche das Wasser geführt ablaufen kann.

Markisen können vereinzelten Regenschauern standhalten. Dauernässe kann Markisenstoff, Gestell und Technik auf lange Sicht zusetzen. Deshalb sollten Sie auch eine nass gewordene Markise komplett trocknen lassen, bevor Sie sie einfahren.

Je nach Variante (Marke, Modell, optimale Möglichkeiten wie trackfix) halten Markisen schwachem oder starkem Wind stand. Welche Stabilität eine Markise aufweist, ist in der Regel der Produktbeschreibung zu entnehmen.

Die markilux Markisen sind Windwiderstandsklassen zugeordnet. Eine Markise mit Windwiderstandsklasse 3 hält beispielsweise Windstärke 6 stand.

Zum Thema Windstärke beraten unsere Experten Sie gern. Wenden Sie sich direkt an uns oder nehmen Sie Kontakt zu einem markilux Fachpartner in Ihrer Nähe auf.