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Heavy-duty with flair

Product Description

Designed to offer an extra strong solution to commercial applications in public areas such as outdoor restaurants, cafes, and general locations, Madera Commercial can reach up to 14’ in projection with its extra heavy-duty arms without compromising its elegant design, and yet be perfectly suitable for residential use.

Because of Madera Commercial extra heavy-duty features its arms are designed to provide above standard inertia and its elbows are supplied with stainless steel tension chains able to respond to a spring load of up to 600lb. All its hardware is stainless steel as well, and the all frame is protected by an Alutex 10 year warranty.

Madera Commercial’s standard arm projections are 10’, 12’, 13’, and 14’ and its frames are available in white, brown or cream powder coated finish standard colors and can be manually or electrically controlled.

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 Commercial’s sleek design has been achieved to enhance the value of your building or storefront. 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 a look you want


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


Built only with the finest materials, Madera Commercial 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 Commercial front element is designed to offer higher inertia to contrast the most demanding flexion and deformation without compromising elegance.

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 finish against chipping and cracking.
Madera commercial arms are freely connected to the front bar by a joint element that offers an extra smooth rotation to the front pin of the arms during the opening and closing of the awning.
The heavy-duty brackets of Madera Commercial, with its high-gauge steel back tube epoxy finished and the extra aluminum gauge of its arms, are the three main structural elements of this extra highly robust awning.
With 30% extra dimension, exclusive self-locking elbows when fully extended, and oversized encapsulated springs, Madera Commercial arms provide extra strength while still responding to the most stringent mechanical requirements.
An optional heavy-duty hood is available to complete the overall look of the awning and to offer an extra protection to Madera Commercial when fully retracted along the wall.

Technical Specifications

Width Range
12’6” to 45’ (1/8” increment)
Projection Range
10’2”, 12’, 13’, 14’
Side dimension w/Hood
14’ H x 11-1/2” W
Side size w/out Hood
13” H x 9” W
Hood Shape
11-1/2” Round
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

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.

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.

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.


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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