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European style with a flair

Product Description

Madera is an elegant retractable awning, designed to provide shade at your command. It opens and closes simply extending and retracting its arms, either by a hand crank, an electrical motor, or by sophisticated electronic devices promptly responding to the sun and/or the wind.

When totally retracted, Madera discreetly rests within a few inches from the wall, eliminating any need for winter storage. When extended, either partially or totally, Madera displays the beauty of its fabric. Hundreds of vivid patterns, specially designed to dress up your home.

Product Features


Engineered to satisfy the most stringent mechanical requirements, its arms are tested to last twice the expected life span commonly referred to by the industry, and its stainless steel cables are protected with a UV-resistant coating to increase their endurance.


Madera’s sleek design has been achieved to enhance the value of your home. With the wide variety of colors offered today by hundreds of vivid fabrics, the finish of its parts, its compact look when retracted, and the flexuosity of its arms when fully extended, Madera has the look you want.


They say elegance is to stand inconspicuously. So, the discrete design of Madera is meant to blend with the siding of your house while extending your presence to your immediate outdoors, lending graceful ambiance to any setting. You will appreciate Madera’s generous size and uncommon strength.


Built only with the finest materials, Madera frames are finished with electrostatic powder-coated epoxy paint on all its parts to ensure the most durable yet elegant finish against chipping, cracking, and fading. Like all Alutex products, Madera is covered by a ten-year warranty.

Product Highlights

Madera’s front bar is designed with a lower element to increase its inertia to the most demanding flection deformation.

Madera’s pitch adjustment carries a lifetime warranty and responds to arm projections up to 13’.
Built only with the finest materials, Madera employs electrostatic powder coated epoxy paint on all of its casting, brackets and joints to secure the most durable and yet elegant finishes against chipping and cracking.
Where others have caved in to the use of deformable aluminum for the back structural bar, Alutex employs high gauge galvanized steel further protected by a film of epoxy finish.
Engineered to satisfy the most stringent mechanical requirements. Madera’s arms are tested to last twice the expected life span commonly referred to by the industry The exclusive design of their self-locking elbows provides excellent tension to the fabric.
The tension of Madera’s arms is maintained through double stainless steel cables shielded by UV resistant coating for even higher protection.

Technical Specifications

Width Range

10’ to 50’ (1/8” increment)

Projection Range

5’4” to 13’

Side dimension w/Hood

11” H x 11” W

Side size w/out Hood

10” H x 9” W



Hood Shape


Opening Control

Manual Gear or Motorized

Installation Option

Wall, Soffit, Roof Mounted

Bracket Size

8 1/2” H x 2 3/8” W x 4 3/4” L

Standard Pitch Control

Bolt Lock System

Crank Pitch Control


Drop Down Valance


Fabric Options

Over 300 acrylic patterns

Leg Kit


Standard Frame Color

White, Brown, Cream, Gray, Black

Custom Frame Color

Any (on request)

Frame Warranty

10 Years

Product Options


Alutex selects only the finest fabric on the market. Please visit the following links and follow the instructions referring to their awning fabric collection:

Hood & Sides

All Alutex awnings are offered with optional hood and hood ends. A hood is an optional aluminum roof for the awning to protect it from snow and rain when fully retracted. Optional hood ends are also available to complete the protective design provided with the hood.

Front Valance

Low Scallops
High Scallops
Russian Key

Adjustable Valance

Alutex’s “Drop-down valance” is a front valance system designed to offer adjustable front sun protection on demand with virtually any Alutex retractable lateral arm awning.

This secondary valance is positioned behind the regular valance inside a unique front cassette designed to replace the regular aw- ning front bar. It can be rolled up or down by simply operating a small gear installed at one end of the cassette.

Alutex’s “Drop-down Valance” comes in 4’ height and a maximum 24’ width. It can be made with the same fabric as the awning for color coordination or with a black, cream, gray, or brown sunscreen mesh.

Pitch Control

A pitch control system is available with most Alutex lateral arms. This system allows the product users to control the pitch of each arm at their leisure and at any time with the simple operation of the supplied awning crank. This optional feature offers the possibility to low the arms on command and shade the sun light when the sun is low, or to lift the arms back in their original position when the sun is high in the sky.

Roof Bracket

Roof installation is recommended where insufficient clearance or swing opening doors, drain or gatters happen to be in the way of regular wall installation. One roof bracket for each regular bracket is required.

Each roof bracket is designed to provide an adjustable hinge system able to replicate a virtual wall position along the roof. All Alutex’s roof brackets are offered in the same color of the selected awning frame.

Rain and Wind Stabilizers Legs Kit

With this exclusive front-leg system, Alutex offers an outstanding response to wind and rain loads on virtually all its lateral arm models (not available with Nova).

Hardware-free, these stabilizers are designed with both ends reversible for error-proof installation.
Their top and bottom joints are designed to give in toward the closing direction of the awning, preserving flexibility while neutralizing wind and rain loads.

Warning: Legs must be removed before closing awnings.


The advanced technology today available to every field of our modern life has developed sophisticated solutions also for the control of the awning and shading systems. All Alutex products are powered by Somfy, the most advanced manufacturer of tubular motors and electrical accessories on the market today. Somfy holds over 450 active patents and constantly develops new products and technologies that reshape the industry, bringing new levels of convenience, comfort, security, and energy savings to end users. Here is a quick, easy overview of some features available with our products. For more thorough information on our selection, please refer to

Product Highlights 

When we refer to how to motorize an Alutex product, customers can select between two major solutions, with or without override crank service:

Without override service
With override service able to provide manual control in case of blackout
The Eolis 3D WireFreeTM RTS Wind Sensor is a wireless, battery powered wind sensor that will automatically retract an awning based on wind generated movements even when you are away. Battery powered, has an indicator to alert you when the battery needs to be replaced.
Ondeis is a solar-powered combined rain and sun sensor compatible with Radio Technology Somfy® motorized exterior products, including awnings, and screens. The Sensor is completely wireless and uses optical rain-sensing technology to measure rainfall and sends an RTS command when rainfall exceeds the user-selected threshold. The Sensor also utilizes a sun- level sensor that sends an RTS command when sunlight exceeds the user-selected threshold.

With specific reference to their way to be connected to the power source, both motors can be selected as:

Standard Power Solution (hard-wired and controlled by a classical wall switch)

RTS Solution (with plug wire and controlled by a remote transmitter)

The Smoover RTS surface mounted wall switch avoids cutting into drywall. This single channel, battery-operated solution is easy to install and does not require an electrician. Available with 7 decorative color frames , users can easily complement any decor.

The myLink app by Somfy puts you in control, so that you can operate your motorized solutions whether you are home or not. At work and realized you forgot to close your shades for the day? Not a problem. With a simple tap of myLink app you can close all your shades.

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