The Markilux 1600 and 1600 Stretch offer distinguished, award-winning style and powerful arms that deliver a taut cover over large widths and extensions. There are many customizable features and the stretch version is ideal for deep, narrow patios and balconies.


  • Custom made to the precise dimensions of your project
  • Cover, not arms, fully retract into cassette for protection, superior aesthetics
  • Stylish coverboard has integrated brush to keep debris out
  • Available in 8 standard cassette colors and 162 custom colors
  • Premium High-Tech Fabrics in hundreds of color selections


  • Maximum width of a single unit is 23′
  • Minimum width is 8.5′
  • Maximum extension is 13′
  • Two units may be coupled for a combined maximum width of 46′
  • For 1600 stretch, you may have greater extension than width. Widths can be 5.25′ to 13.4′ and extensions can be 4.9′ to 13′.

The M1600 and M1600 Stretch combine superior strength, elegant design, and complete customization, making it one of the world’s premier shade solution. The M1650 includes integrated halogen spotlights in the front profile.

Product Features

  • 50 mm steel torque bar resists twist and deflection
  • 85 mm roller bar ensures taut cover at all extensions
  • Twin steel link chains at the elbow joints
  • For added style, chrome end caps to the cassette can be added
  • Cassette and frame are powder coated for long lasting beauty

Options and Operation


Shadeplus valence

ShadePlus Valance drops from front profile up to 8.25’ for completely customized shading, added privacy and protection from sun and wind.



Up to 6 LED spotlights, adjustable horizontally, vertically and dimmable, can be integrated in front profile (M1650).


Bionic tendon

Our exclusive bionic tendon provides friction-free and noiseless operation over 50,000 openings.


Wall sealing profile

A wall sealing profile with a rubber/aluminum strip eliminates the gap between awning and wall for a more finished look and added protection.


Vibrabox wind sensor

Vibrabox wind sensor retracts awning in high wind for maximum safety.


Operating options

Remote control operation, hard-wired operation to a switch, or manual operation (standard).


Fixed valence

A fixed 6″ or 12″ valance (see valance styles) can be ordered.


Anti-corrosion treatment

Our special anti-corrosion treatment is applied before the powder coating to all components—brackets, arms, rails, cassettes. It is recommended for all installations in harsh environments and within a half-mile of the ocean.


Infra red heater

An attractive, unobtrusive housing design in aluminium, powder coated to match the colour of your awning.
The housing is weather and splash proof. Available with remote control. Average lamp life approximatively 5000 hours. Power output optionally in 1400 W or 2000 W.

The M1600 is offered in the following standard colors. In addition, the cassette may be custom colored in 162 Dupont RAL colors (delivery times extended). An optional decorative chrome end cap may be added.

  • Traffic White
  • Off-White Textured
  • Metallic Aluminum
  • Stone Grey Metallic
  • Anthracite Metallic
  • Havana Brown Textured
  • Grey Brown
  • Light Ivory

Markilux offers a complete range of premium, high-tech awning fabrics for the M1600/Stretch in an unmatched range of colors. Each of our awning fabrics meets the highest standards for UV Protection, Color Fastness and Weather Resistance. For commercial installations, we can provide awning fabrics that meet the strictest US and Canadian fire codes.

Sunvas Nano-Clean, in 134 colors, is a breakthrough technology from Markilux. It offers all of the performance benefits of Sunsilk SNC but with a soft, velvety feel and texture perfect for the North American lifestyle. Sunvas also provides a gentle and appealing luminosity.


Sunsilk Nano-Clean, in 77 colors, is a silky, polyester fabric that is self-cleaning, has superior color brilliance and luminescence, and a low winding circumference for durable beauty. It is quick drying, resistant to dirt and grease, color fast, UV resistant and provides superior sun protection.


Visutex, in 40 colors, provides a uniquely textured appearance produced from blended color fibers and a vividly textured weaving technique. It is produced in both Sunsilk SNC and Sunvas SNC styles and maintains all of the performance characteristics of these fabrics.

Sunsilk Perla FR, in 11 colors, is Sunsilk fabric with a special coating that renders it waterproof and fire retardant (meets European fire standard). Its matte white underside allows for a pleasant, light atmosphere in the evening. It is a desirable option for any waterproof awning, especially with pitched awnings, or horizontal awnings with guttering systems and gap cover profiles.

Sunvas Perla, in 14 colors, has all of the performance characteristics of Sunvas, but adds a transparent coating to make it waterproof and impervious to the effects of weather. Sunvas Perla offers exceptional UV protection, weather protection and beautiful look and feel.

Soltis 92, in 74 colors, is a woven polyester cloth with a PVC coating. It is micro-aerated to block heat and glare while maintaining exterior views and some natural light. It is ideal for use on canopies and window shade solutions.