Modernise your outdoors with designer markilux awnings
Entertaining family and friends at home has never been more popular, especially in the warmer months, so enhance your outdoor living area by installing a motorised folding arm awning. A retractable awning will help maximise your outdoor entertainment space and make it more usable throughout the year, while providing your guests with sun protection on hot summer days. Residential awnings make entertaining less stressful and more enjoyable, especially with Melbourne’s unpredictable weather!
SOM Blinds has many years of experience in supplying and installing markilux folding arm awnings and retractable roof systems in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. These high-quality designer awnings enable you to use your outdoor areas more effectively. As a specialist markilux dealer, SOM Blinds offers the entire range of folding arm awnings and roofing systems available from markilux Australia. There are a huge range of fabric options, including some striking colours, plus dynamic and fun stripe combinations.
Merits of markilux shadeplus add-on
Shadeplus is an option available on some of the markilux awnings. Shadeplus increases protection from the late afternoon sun. This integrated drop-down sunscreen blind, which is built into your awning, will also reduce glare inside your home. It’s especially good for rooms with large west-facing doors or windows. With shadeplus, you don’t have to adjust your awning, you only adjust the shadeplus screen according to your preference.
We have a markilux awning with shadeplus on display at our showroom in Burwood, Melbourne. You’re welcome to drop by to see the awning and shadeplus in action. We can also visit you at your premises to show you exactly what a markilux awning will look like at your home using an app developed by markilux.
Why we recommend folding arm awnings in Melbourne
Retractable roof systems such as folding arm awnings can essentially transform any outdoor area into a more comfortable, welcoming space with additional features such as protection against UV rays. See below some major benefits that homeowners & businesses can take advantage of with a folding arm awning.
An outstanding feature of retractable awnings lies in their ability to seamlessly complement a wide range of outdoor uses. Be it for residential or commercial buildings, these awnings can be used to shade many outdoor areas including, but not limited to, the following:
- Entertainment areas
- Car parks
- Alfresco cafes
They are customised to meet the requirements of each property to effectively increase and boost the uses of your outdoor space. There are plenty of opportunities to do something new with a well-shaded open space and when not in use, simply retract the awning to enjoy the view.
Much like motorised blinds, you can heighten the convenience and benefit from your outdoor shading with motorised awnings. Eliminate the strenuous labour involved in manually opening and retracting awnings and operate them via remote control. For those who want an even higher sense of comfort and ease, control your awnings through voice commands on your smartphone. Timers can be added too. Sensors which can detect rain, wind and motion are optional extras that play an important role in ensuring your awnings are folded away and protected before the storm. SOM Blinds can supply other motorised window furnishing systems too, such as external blinds and external Venetian blinds.
It’s common knowledge that extended exposure to direct sunlight can cause damage to our skin. Take your precautions one step further after applying sunscreen: opt for outdoor shading that provides reliable protection from UVA and UVB rays, as well as glare and heat. Awnings from OZTECH, one of our suppliers, have an SPF rating of over 50 as do markilux and Ricky Richards fabrics. You and your family or your patrons and employees can be protected from harmful sun exposure while enjoying the open, outdoor spaces to the fullest.
Aesthetically pleasing & neat
Retractable awnings are a flexible shading solution that operate so elegantly, especially when automated. They neatly fold inward against the building when not in use. There aren’t any supporting poles or structures blocking your view, making the area feel spacious and airy. Choose your awnings from a wide range of colours to match your facade. Retractable roof systems instantly add versatility to any outdoor space.
How do folding arm awnings work?
Can retractable awnings withstand wind and rain?
Choosing the right retractable awning with SOM Blinds
Retractable roof systems and folding arm awnings are an effective and efficient outdoor shading solution in Melbourne. Aside from markilux awnings, at SOM Blinds we have many other retractable awning options available. We also recommend and supply roof systems manufactured by internationally reknowned Renson and Australian company, OZTECH. OZTECH is one of Australia’s biggest manufacturers and distributors of quality retractable awnings and roofing systems. They have an extensive range of products that are custom-made to suit various requirements. In addition to that, all their awnings also have an SPF 50+ rating, blocking 99% of UV rays and many harmful elements in the air.
We take pride in ensuring that when we choose suppliers, they are of the finest calibre. Our clients can rest assured knowing that their outdoor shading products have been made according to the highest standard. When it’s time for you to choose the correct type of retractable awning, it’s an easy process with SOM Blinds by your side.
BROWSE OUR RECENT PROJECTS
convenience | energy efficiency | increase product lifespan | safety | ease of use
High-quality folding arm awnings in Melbourne
Enhancing your outdoor living areas with a designer folding-arm awning or retractable roof system will make your entertaining areas more versatile, increasing the amount of quality leisure time you spend at home with your family and friends. Visit our Burwood showroom or request an onsite consultation. View the retractable awnings we supply, and explore customisation options to upgrade and enhance your outdoor spaces. Speak to our design team, book a visit to our showroom or request a complimentary quote today. We service Melbourne’s inner suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula with a long list of clients based in the areas surrounding Brighton, Caulfield, Glen Iris, Malvern, Camberwell, Kew, Glen Waverley and Mornington to Portsea.