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3 Popular Types of Awning Fabrics Available

Posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 8:37 pm.
Awning Fabrics

There are quite a few options out there when it comes to awning fabrics. Here are three of the most popular among homeowners.

The right awning fabric is a very important choice, whether you are selecting a retractable residential awning or a permanent commercial one. There are three core types of awning fabrics available that have their own strengths and weaknesses. Are you ready to choose the perfect awning fabric for your needs?


Canvas awning fabrics are the most commonly-chosen ones. Canvas has been used for beautiful awnings for over 5 decades, so it is also the oldest fabric that is traditionally-used for awnings. Canvas is made of natural fibers and they do a great job at regulating both hot and cold temperatures, making it an ideal choice for multiple different climates. Quality canvas awnings will stop sunlight from falling on the area below during the hottest periods of the day. Canvas awnings can be purchased in numerous styles and colors to seamlessly match the aesthetic of your business.

Mesh or Screen

This type of awning fabric is made from PVC, so you will not need to worry about any potential problems with rotting or fading. Mesh fabric is not as energy-efficient as canvas fabric, since it does not absorb as much sunlight. Instead, it lets it shine right through! However, that makes mesh canvas fabric a great choice for specific applications where seeing through an awning would be ideal. Mesh and screen awnings are popular choices for homeowners that use them by the pool or in a scenic area.

Acrylic Fabric

Acrylic fabric is the lightest fabric available for awnings, so it works well for retractable awnings that need to fold up compactly. Acrylic fabric will also allow a large amount of light to pass through, but not quite as much as mesh fabric. Acrylic awning fabric is available in countless colors and styles, so you can certainly get exactly what you are looking for.

Trust The Experts At Carroll Awning Company

Ready to get the perfect awning for your apartment building, business, or home? Carroll Awning Company has the expertise and equipment to make and install the perfect residential or commercial awning to give your home or business an even cooler exterior. We can design, create, and install custom canopies and awnings all year long. For a free estimate and to get started designing your dream awning, give us a call at 1-800-999-5617 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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