CHOOSING THE RIGHT AWNING FABRIC
Awning fabrics come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Choosing the right material involves more than just looking at your budget.
The type of material you use can save you in the long run. Some of the materials awning fabrics are made of include: Vinyl, Acrylic, Polyester Vinyl
Composite, Metal, and other natural materials.
Vinyl and Polyester Composite fabrics offer durability and are waterproof. The vinyl fabric stays tight on the frame and is inherently fire retardant. The material is light and flexible. The composite offers versatility and flexibility for both residential and commercial awning applications.
Acrylic fabrics are more durable than traditional cotton blend canvas. Awnings made with acrylic fabrics offer an appealing design element and repel water but they should not be considered waterproof. Acrylic fabric awnings are great for homes located in humid areas; they resist mildew and ultraviolet light wear and tear.
All awning fabrics have been rigorously tested in laboratory and field situations for weathering, durability, and flame-retardancy. The fabrics used for awnings and canopies will differ slightly in weight and translucency. We can advise you on the best choice for your home.