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 only 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′.
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M1600 Cassette With Chrome End Caps.

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

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Shadeplus valence

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

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Integrated spotlights

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

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Bionic tendon

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

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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.

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Wind sensor

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

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Operating options

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

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Fixed valence

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

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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.

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Light and wind sensor

The automatic sensors will send the awning out when the sun shines and retract it if the wind picks up too much.

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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.

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  • 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.