Semi-Cassette awnings explained
Not to be confused with open cassette awnings, semi-cassette awnings still offers varying degrees of protection to the fabric, although the arms do not retract into this type of cassette.
Not having to work within the constraints of the closed cassette size, semi-cassette awnings can offer more in terms of extended arm sizes, gas strut supports, lighting and other add ons that would not be possible on full casette awnings.
Do you have an older semi-cassette patio awning which may require maintenance and servicing? It may be in our semi-cassette awning archive page.
Samson Awnings & Terrace Covers supply and install a large variety of different semi cassette patio awning models for different purposes, and we aim to explain them for your benefit.
These awnings can have any of 2 types of operation gear. An awning can either be chain-driven or powered by a gas piston.
The Markilux 1500 is a gas-piston powered semi-cassette awning renowned for its strong, sturdy construction. This awning can reach a width of 6m and a projection reach of 3.5m.
This semi-cassette patio awning is available with lights as the Markilux 1550 model.
The gas-piston arms work in unison with the knuckle arms to keep both the fabric and frame impressively taut and sturdy, even when the awning is not fully opened. The top gutter consists of a brush element to clean the awning meaning very little maintenance is required – perfect for busy families!
The Weinor Semina is a semi-cassette awning which is a modern alternative to the Weinor Cap.
This patio awning is targetted at people who place less importance on the need for a vertical valance to protect against low sun. Instead of having a valance on the front, the Weinor Semina has a larger front profile which houses a guttering system to allow rainwater to drain off the side of the awning.
The fabric and operating mechanism are well-protected, almost fully covered, due to Weinior’s enforced closure, with tilting arm joint and stop cam.
The Markilux 1600 semi-cassette awning is identical to the Markilux 1500, but has a few subtle differences.
Similar to the Markilux 1500, this awning is available with tilting halogen lights in the Markilux 1650 model to provide a peaceful ambience and allow you to enjoy your awning into the night.
The Markilux 1600 & Markilux 1650 models can reach a width of 6.5m and have a projection reach of upto 4m. This is due to the chain twin-link folding arms providing more strength.