Choosing the right fabric for your awning is an important step in the process, whether you are installing a residential fabric awning or a commercial fabric awning. Should the fabric reflect your branding somehow? Or, is durability more important? Here are four considerations that you should make when choosing the right awning fabric.
Start with the Basics
First, you need to choose the right color for your awning fabric. Will your awning complement the exterior of your home or commercial building? Will it reflect the colors that are associated with your branding? Do you want your awning to blend into its surroundings or stand out to help customers find you on a busy street? These choices will directly inform what type of fabric you should choose for your awning.
Where Will the Awning Be Installed?
Depending on where on your building or home the awning is going to be installed, you might have many or only a few options available to you. The structure that will be the awning’s base has an impact on what awnings can be installed, so keep that in mind throughout the planning process. The awning style you have your heart set on might not be appropriate for your single-level home or modern office building.
Enhance the Design with the Fabric
Regardless of what you are going to be printing on the awning, you need to choose a base fabric color that enhances the text instead of clashing with it. If you drive around and look at the awnings you see, you’ll notice that many of them are in complementary colors like navy, beige, gray, or forest green. That isn’t accidental! Those colors help those driving by to read the awning easily in a hurry.
Don’t Go Crazy with Patterns
Patterns can be a helpful way to get your awning to stand out from others or to reflect your personality on your home. However, patterns often make text and logos completely illegible. If you are going to use your awning to advertise or notify customers of your location, never use a pattern.
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.