How durable are retractable awnings?

Retractable awnings from Weinor and Markilux are very durable and are built to last. They have a high-quality finish and come with a 3-year guarantee for your peace of mind. Here are some examples of how our retractable awnings are so durable.

Stainless Steel Awning Brackets

Markilux and Weinor retractable patio electric awnings are manufactured using high-quality materials. All of the awning components are made from stainless steel, and drop-forged aluminium is used for the awning arms and brackets to ensure maximum strength. Furthermore, everything is powder-coated to prevent corrosion.

Full Awning Cassettes

Most of our retractable awnings feature a full-cassette. This means that the awning fabric, bracket arms and roller mechanism are fully covered when the awning is not in use. In turn, this ensures that the material and moving parts are not exposed to the weather, dirt and debris to prevent it from getting damaged.

Weinor - Opal Cassette - Surrey Awning Range

High-Quality Fabrics

Our wide range of durable awnings is available in a selection of over 156 awning colours and patterns. From a traditional striped fabric to a modern colour-block design, you can choose the finish to suit your outdoor space. Plus, all of our awning fabrics are made from high-quality yarns. And they also feature a tear-resistant weave to maximise their durability. 


Weinor and Markilux garden awnings have won numerous awards in recognition of their excellent durability, stylish design and aesthetic qualities. Awards include the Red Dot Award, BTP Innovation Award, iF Product Design Award, Good Design Award and Focus Open award that all praise the technically sound construction and premium materials of the awnings. 

Opal Weinor Electric Awning with Valance - Awningsouth

Precise Control and Tensioning

To increase the life-span of a retractable awning, it’s important not to overstretch the fabric. Our electric awnings use built-in sensors to ensure that the canopy is opened to the optimum projection for a taut covering that isn’t too tight. This makes our electric awnings extremely sturdy, strong and durable. This precise control also helps to reduce the risk of damage from opening and closing the awning repeatedly over time. 

Forward-thinking Designs

The designers and engineers at Markilux and Weinor are dedicated to delivering technically advanced awning products that are designed to stand the test of time. Devised to meet the demands of your outdoor lifestyle, durability is a central focus and ensures that Markilux and Weinor retractable awnings are always long-lasting and reliable.

1650 Markilux Awning - White - Supplied and Fitted by Awningsouth - Hampshire, Surrey, London

Find Out More

To find out more about the durability of our Markilux and Weinor retractable awnings, get in touch with our friendly sales team who can tell you more about the awning models available – call 02381 290170 or email

Awning Advice and Design Consultations

We supply and fit awnings throughout Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Berkshire.
Contact us to discuss your ideas, get advice from our friendly team, and book a design consultation.

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