During the summer, being able to spend time resting on your patio becomes a necessity. Nothing measures up to the relaxation gained sitting under the sun, but what happens when the weather gets too much to bear? Of course it also is prone to raining during our British summertime so why not take more control of the weather with a high quality retractable awning from leading manufacturers Markilux and Weinor.
To fully enjoy the very changeable UK weather it is essential to specify a patio awning capable of dealing not only with rainfall but also the seemingly ever increasing winds we experience, and a cheap, off the shelf awning created purely for a bit of shade from the sun will certainly not last in our UK weather all year round.
Whether it be the scorching sun or a sudden downpour of rain, The Garage Door Centre are working alongside sister company Samson Awnings to ensure we have it all covered with a model for every requirement and all made to order within 3-4 weeks.
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The Markilux 990 is a sleek, compact full cassette retractable awning aimed for use on patios, decked areas and in gardens. Highly engineered, this is an awning perfect for most homes and made to order up to 5000mm wide with a maximum projection of 3000mm.
This patio awning is highly popular within the awning market due to it's visually pleasing subtle design. Despite being recommended for patios, decked areas and gardens, the Markilux 990 would not look out of place in office blocks, restaurants and pub gardens and many other. It is one of the most discreet cassette awnings on the market and available in some beautiful finishes to compliment the house exterior
Available in a range of different cassette colours, awning fabrics, material colours and with the option for remote control operation, this awning can be fully personalised to meet your needs.
For further information, view the Markilux 990 in the Product Catalogue
The Markilux 5010 boasts a perfectly uniformed appearance and offers highly competitive levels of sun protection, strength, diversity and style. It is the bigger brother of the 990 with sizes available up to a massive 14 metres wide and a projection of 4 metres.
Known as the 'designer' patio awning, the Markilux 5010 has a range of different cassette designs including the use of chrome strips to add a unique style. It provides a fantastic source of sun protection for both domestic and commercial applications.
Electric operation is available on request with a selection of awning accessories to make your awning experience that much more easier and enjoyable. This awning is available with a drop down automatic valance, optional lights, heaters and many different sun, wind and rain control systems
This is one of very few awnings that can achieve a large 4000mm projection combined with a 7000mm width in one piece.
For further information, view the Markilux 5010 in the Product Catalogue
The Weinor Cassita is a fully equipped full cassette awning intended for use on small to medium garden patio areas. It's small cassette casing is often deceiving as this awning can reach maximum projections of up to 3000mm.
The Weinor Cassita offers high levels of protection against sun, wind and rain. When this stylish patio awning is retracted the folding arms, awning covers and all other components are fully protected by the designer cassette which ensures a longer life and requires minimal maintenance.
This entirely flat awning is suitable for wall fixing for maximum protection. With the cassette measuring in at 22cm wide x 12cm high, it can be hidden away well when not in use.
For further information, view the Weinor Cassita in the Product Catalogue
Markilux Pergola 110 and 210
Minimalistic frame with high utility was the development order for the designers of the Markilux Pergola. This retractable awning system resting on slender posts with unobtrusive lateral support guide tracks permits stylish shading even of large areas with a maximum projection of 6 metres and single cover width up to 7 metres
Retractable patio and terrace cover system for much larger areas with a higher wind rating than an awning.
This is also a perfect solution if you want to protect from the rain by using a good slope of pitch, a zip channel system and the Pergola 210 corner leg pitch adjuster.
The Pergola system is only available as an electric operated system due to the high tension invoved in the fabric retraction and because generally these are much larger units than standard patio awnings so would take a long while to operate manually.
Sizes up to 12m wide and 6m projection with a new zip system available to ensure the tightest of fits for the fabric down the side channels.
The Weinor Terrazza is a patio roof structure built with patio protection in mind. Covered by protective layers of glass to optimise the full use of daylight, the Terrazza can extend your patio use no matter what the weather.
During the summer months, the Weinor Terrazza can help your patio become an extension of your living, dining and entertaining space regardless of the weather. Anything from parties, barbecue’s to reading outside and simply enjoying what nature has to offer – the Terrazza can allow you to enjoy all of this with it’s solid & waterproof glass roof structure.
During the Autumn and Winter months the Terrazza can provide a comfortable outdoor area to sit in underneath the protection of a glass roof. Side screens, sliding glass doors, zip screen blinds and many oher protective products can be added to the sidea and the front of this modular system so you can create your own outdoor oasis.
Make the most of your garden and patio all year round with any of our fixed roof systems.
Transform the Terrazza into a full blown Glasoase with the addition of various choices of sliding or folding glass door systems to some or all of the sides. Crete the mostwonderful outdoor room to enjoy the full beauty of the outdoors whilst protected from the elements with far more control on the temperature and light ingress than any conservatory can give.
See this short Weinor video for an overview
The Markilux Skylife is a patio awning innovation from world leaders Markilux, designed for rain use
The Markilux Skylife patio awning gives you two awnings in one: You either use it in the classical awning form – or you can transform it into a gable fronted awning for maximum effective wet weather use.
The very special feature about the Markilux Skylife is the unique patented joint in the centre of the front carry bar that is used to put this Markilux in place. Three simple movements and the Skylife is adjusted to cope with the rainwater.
Once the gable feature is set up it provides better protection from the sun’s rays from the side or the obvious best use in the U.K. is enabling rain water to run off reliably so that you can use your favourite place on the terrace even when it is raining. Additionally, the centre of the Skylife when set up has a larger walk under height. This feature is particularly useful on bungalows where the wall height is quite often restricted and therefore an awning quite often cannot have a very steep pitch angle from the wall it attaches to.
The Markilux Skylife is the only awning that can be transformed from the classic awning shape into a gable form.
The solid joint mechanism in the centre of the awning front profile is simply pushed upwards until the locking device clicks into place: This creates a type of ridge from which both of the side wings lower down in a gentle curve.
Available in either manual or remote control operation and with a choice of over 150 fabulous state of the art fabric colours this is definitely an awning to consider for your property above others.
For further information, view Markilux 1600 Skylife 2 in the Product Catalogue
The Markilux Skylife 2 is available from The Garage Door Centre at direct prices and can also be purchased from our sister company Samson Patio Awnings along with a whole range of other sun, wind and rain protection products.
For more information on luxury patio awnings, view our other patio awnings page.