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What to Consider When Choosing Awning Fabric

Installing awnings on your home can help you reduce your energy expenses while adding value and beauty. You have several choices in materials, which translate to a huge selection of styles and colors for the look you want. Deciding on the right fabric can be tough because each material offers you different benefits. Here are some things to consider when you are selecting awning fabric for your home.

Making Your Selection

In addition to natural materials and metal, awnings are made from a variety of fabrics. The more common types are:
  • Cotton blend canvas – can be found in lots of patterns and colors. Provides shade, but may need to be replaced more frequently than other fabrics.
  • Acrylic – a woven acrylic layer between two layers of a protective coating can stand up to extreme weather, mildew, rot and UV ray damage.
  • Laminated plastic – both sides of this material are coated with vinyl to protect the color from fading and withstand high humidity with almost daily use.
These fabric choices can range in price point, color, pattern and style, and you can choose based on your taste as well as your budget. Each of them can keep your home cooler on the warmest days and may also prevent fading inside your home. For more information about awning fabrics, call Eikelberger Awning & Drapery Co. at 775-200-0058.