FAQs

The general do’s and dont’s of operating a patio awning

With a retractable self supporting awning there are some general rules to stick to with daily usage.

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What sizes are the retractable patio awnings available in?

Most of the retractable patio awnings we offer are available in any sizes, made to order, up to the maximum width for each model.
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What is a butterfly awning?

This is a generic term for goalpost steel or aluminium structure with 2 awnings fitted at the top which when extended form the shape of a butterfly wings (sort of) providing weather protection whilst being free standing
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How much are the retractable patio awnings?

The size range and options we supply are vast so this cannot be answered easily and all our awnings are made to order in terms of size, colour, and fabric selection for the cover. Some basic information is needed to obtain a price…
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What does a butterfly awning do?

This is a generic term for a self supported structure with 2 or more retractable awnings projecting either side of a goal post arrangement and therefore looks like a butterfly when extended
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Should my patio awning fabric be cleaned and how?

Yes, like many products keeping the unit clean, expecially the fabric will ensure the very best life span and operation
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Why are the Markilux fabric covers so good?

Markilux are one the the largest manufacturers of retractable awnings in the world and invest most of their time and efforts into new technology,their fabrics are no exception.
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