Awnings and sun protection in perfection
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vertical roller blinds: an ideal alternative to shutters and Venetian blinds
Window blinds not only provide shade, they also visually embellish the façade of any house. Their biggest advantage over classic shutters and Venetian blinds, apart from their attractive appearance, is their functional diversity: depending on whether you want to let in more or less light and air into your home, you can choose between different styles of blind and types of fabric.
Get to know the exquisite markilux vertical roller blinds now.
If you are faced with the question “Which awning colour is the best?”, the following points will help you decide:
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.
Like so many other questions about awnings, there is no general answer that fits all cases. Which awning fabric is best depends on the area of use and your individual preferences and needs.
In the exclusive range of markilux awning covers, you will find the right awning fabric for your particular requirements: whether translucent, permeable, water-repellent or flame-retardant. Find the suitable fabric now with the markilux awning cover finder!
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.
An electric awning naturally requires a motor that is connected to a power source. This motor automatically extends and retracts the awning. Electric awnings can be controlled using a wall switch, remote control or even a smartphone app.
Electric awnings can also be equipped with various accessories for even more comfort, including a:
These accessories extend or retract your awning independently depending on the weather and are therefore a very practical addition to the basic equipment. Explore the options open to you with electric awning accessories from markilux.
If you buy a markilux awning, you are unlikely to have to ask yourself this question because the exclusive markilux awnings feature a special awning fabric with a self-cleaning effect. The trick: when water droplets make contact with the awning fabric, they pick up dirt particles and run off the cover, taking the dirt with them.
If for some reason you do have to clean your awning, we recommend the following procedure:
Remove loose dirt, such as dust or damp leaves, with a soft brush.
Small stains that have accumulated can be treated carefully with a 5% soap solution (water temperature max. 30 degrees Celsius).
Awnings can certainly withstand light drizzle. In heavy rain, however, you should retract your awning to protect the awning fabric, folding arms and the technology.
In the case of pergola awnings, you can lower one pillar to drain rainwater in a controlled manner. Awning systems from markilux even have special holes in the awning fabric and rain gutters in the frame via which the water can run off in a controlled manner.
Awnings can withstand occasional rain showers. However, permanent moisture can affect the awning fabric, frame and technology long term. Therefore, make sure you allow a wet awning to dry completely before retracting it.
Awnings can withstand weak or strong winds depending on the variant (brand, model, optimal options such as trackfix). Information on the stability of an awning can usually be found in the product description.
The markilux awnings are assigned to specific wind resistance classes. For example, an awning of resistance class 3 can withstand wind force 6.
Our experts will be happy to advise you on the subject of wind force. Get in touch with us directly or contact a markilux specialist dealer near you.