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What Type of Fabric is Used for Awnings?

There are two elements of an awning which matter the most: their ability to integrate effortlessly with your home decor, and longevity.

Awnings shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb; they should be elegant, attractive, and appear as though they were made for the property.

They should also last. When you consider what they have to contend with when it comes to the changing seasons, it stands to reason that at awning needs to be as tough as possible for the owner to get their money’s worth.

While there are many elements to a modern awning, there’s one in particular which takes on both of these tasks most wholesomely: the fabric.

 

What type of fabric do awnings use?

Most awnings use two different types of fabric – either acrylic or polyester.

Both types are spinneret dyed which guarantees amazing durability, awesome UV resistance, and the ability to add pretty much any colour you can think of.

They’re also smart. Thanks to a Teflon fabric coating and state-of-the-art nanotechnology, the fabric used for awnings these days is resistant to water, dirt, and oil. It even prevents rot.

The UPF ratings of awning fabrics dictate how well they protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, and if you opt for a brand such as Weinor, you’ll benefit from the absolute best in that regard.

 

Are awning fabrics good for the environment?

Absolutely! And the is for two reasons.

Firstly, the fabric used on most modern awnings doesn’t contain any substances that are harmful to the environment or your health. They meet all of the required environmental standards, too, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your awning is doing its bit for the planet.

Secondly, Weinor’s collection of awnings are now available in material that’s made from 85% recycled plastic.

For instance, if you need 12 meters of awning fabric, your awning will be made from approximately 187 plastic bottles! Turning waste into premium fabric is a complex process, but one that awning manufacturers are continuing to perfect.

 

Adding a splash of colour

For an awning to slot effortlessly into your existing home decor, you need to have a say in its colour.

The good news is that there are loads of colour choices for modern awnings. With 47 standard RAL colours to choose from for the metal elements of the awning, you’re immediately off to a good start.

But then we get to the colour choices for the fabric that’s used on awnings. And it gets even better: as it turns out, you can have any colour you like!

That’s right – the type of fabric used for awnings these days can be dyed in any colour of your choosing. So, whether you want it muted, understated, or in-your-face, you can tweak the fabric colour to your liking.

Different colours choices can create wonderfully relaxed ambiances outside, therefore the freedom with which you can choose your awning fabric colour is very welcome indeed.

If we’ve got you excited about the possibility of adding an awning to your home, just get in touch with the Horizons team today to find out more.