Markilux retractable awnings can be fitted to almost any style of building, regardless of building materials or construction. Markilux awnings and exterior window shades are easily fitted to wood frame buildings covered with stucco or siding; to brick or masonry buildings; or even to metal building structures. So, no matter how your building is made, we can probably find a great solution.
In terms of the actual attachment of the retractable awning or exterior window shade to your building, most awnings can be installed four different ways depending on the construction of the site: against a flat wall, under an eave, against a flat vertical fascia board, or on the roof.
If you have an existing trellis, arbor, or pergola structure, one of our retractable conservatory awnings can be mounted on top of it. These systems can cover a much larger area than a retractable lateral-arm awning, as the weight of the fabric is supported by the structure. If you want to cover an area with a projection more than 13 feet away from the building, then your only choice is a conservatory-type retractable. If you don’t have an existing trellis or arbor structure, Markilux has a wonderful frame system that is designed for the 8000 conservatory awning.
A new alternative to large areas is the free-standing Markilux Syncra. This is two awnings back-to-back attached to a u-shaped, free-standing steel frame. A Syncra can cover up to 13 feet in each direction when opened, for a total of 26 feet wide.
Length is generally not a problem – we can couple awnings and provide coverage of up to 65 feet or more, and can also couple retractable conservatory-style awnings and exterior window shades and solar screens.