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How to Select Your Commercial Awning Fabric

Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at 10:22 am.
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Your commercial awning fabric can be made to boost the curb appeal of your business.

Your commercial awning is meant to be an attractive and functional addition to your building. Awnings can not only provide a boost to your brand visibility but improve the curb appeal of your building and create shaded areas outside as well as decrease sun exposure inside. Awnings can decrease your building cooling costs and create a more enjoyable experience for your customers. One of the crucial factors in creating an effective awning is selecting the right commercial awning fabric. You will want to choose a material that matches your building design and provides reliable shade and good weather resistance. Read on to learn how you can evaluate your awning fabric for these qualities. 

Look at Different Colors and Patterns

Your commercial awning fabric can come in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your preferences. You can work with your awning designer to create a look that matches your exterior design scheme. This way, your awning is a continuation of your storefront and looks like it’s been there all along. 

Evaluate Shade Factors

One of the primary functions of your awning is to provide shade to your windows and outside spaces. Therefore, you should make sure that your new awning fabric will be effective in creating this shade. By selecting a fabric that blocks out at least 88 percent of the sun’s rays, you can achieve the best possible shading for your business exterior and block sunlight and heat from entering your building. 

Consider Weather Resistance 

When you invest in new commercial awnings, the last thing you want to do is replace them soon after. Fortunately, when you select the best commercial awning fabric, you can know that your awning is ready to withstand typical weather like wind and rain. These weather events are common throughout every season, and you don’t want to have to remove your awning or risk it becoming damaged anytime it rains. You will also want to select awning material that is resistant to mold and mildew. 

By considering these three awning fabric factors, you can ensure that your new awning remains beautiful and reliable for years to come. 


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top quality craftsmanship and service.

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