Installing an awning over a door, windows, or patio area increases the livability of your home’s outdoor spaces and creates impressive curb appeal. Once you decide where you’d like to add awnings, your next step is to choose a vendor who manufactures and installs high-quality units that will complement your home for decades to come.
Quality Awning Fabrics
Most cloth-covered units are made from various fabrics, including polyester, vinyl, acrylic, PVC coated mesh, or composite material. Each of these types of cloth has different qualities to benefit a variety of conditions. It’s best to discuss your specific location and needs with your vendor to decide which type of fabric is best for your unique situation, but here are some factors to consider:
- UV resistance. One of the most common reasons to install an awning is to provide shade from the sun. If this is the case, you’ll want a fabric that won’t deteriorate or fade rapidly from UV rays.
- Water resistance. Not only should the fabric repel water, but in many conditions, you may need a fabric that is resistant to mildew and mold.
- Fire resistance. Your community may have legal requirements for using fire-resistant materials for home structures. Qualified professionals will be able to determine the minimum requirements in your locale.
- Some fabrics are easier to clean and maintain than others. Ask your vendor if the material you’re choosing can be cleaned with mild cleansers and readily available equipment.
And, of course, you’ll want to choose a fabric with the right color and pattern to match your home’s exterior and create the feeling of relaxation you’re looking for.
Awnings and shade structures can be built from a variety of materials. Frames must be sturdy enough to withstand the elements yet flexible enough to resist breaking or cracking in high winds. In many areas, stainless steel or aluminum combined with powder-coated aluminum castings works well to create a lightweight yet durable structure.
Choose an awning vendor that will design the canopy to fit the specific structure correctly, construct it with the right materials for your location, and provide professional installation.
Choose Deluxe Awning for the Best Shade Structures
Since 1982, our small family business in Ashland, Oregon, has been providing quality awnings for residential and commercial buildings. We’ll work with you to custom design a unit that will best meet your needs. Our hand-crafted work includes a 10-year warranty on our canvas fabrics, so you can rest assured you’ll be enjoying your awning for many years to come.
Contact Deluxe Awning today to learn how easy it is to create a custom awning for your home or business.