Retractable Awning Recovering
Before you replace a retractable awning just because the fabric is old and faded, consider the possibility of recovering it. Retractable awning recovering is something you may be able to do yourself with some careful instructions. There is no need to remove the awning itself in order to accomplish this. Removing the fabric and the valance will allow you to replace it with new fabric. Whether you are purchasing a new retractable awning or replacing the fabric on an older one, there are some things you should consider.
Materials Used Today
Fabric for awnings are usually no longer made of canvas. There are several choices you need to make to suit your preference. Some of the more desirable fabrics are made of woven acrylic. Others are made of fabric that has been coated with vinyl. The woven acrylic may be water resistant while the vinyl coating will make the fabric more water repellent. Acrylic fabric looks similar to canvas but it wears much better when exposed to the elements.
Acrylic fabrics come in different weaves and coatings. If a more breathable fabric has advantages for your installation, mesh fabrics may be your wisest choice as they allow more ventilation and more of an outdoor feel. Vinyl coating is used mostly for commercial applications where the need to repel water is essential. Some fabrics are woven with 2-ply thread. Acrylic fabrics appear much like a rich cloth. A more open weave allows the breeze to filter through and doesn't build up the heat as much.
Outdoor Textiles Company
All these fabrics in various colors, shades and weaves are available for the DIY person with prices that are bound to fit any budget. Outdoor Textiles has the largest and best-priced selection of fabrics and colors on the internet. These fabrics are for outdoor use, are UV protected, and are a high quality bought directly from the manufacturer. Whether your present awning is manufactured by Durasol, Solair, Sunesta or other manufacturer, you will receive the help you need to accomplish this task without going over your budget.
Outdoor Textiles does offer custom services if needed, but be assured this is a task that you can do yourself if you wish to do it.
Browse our awning fabrics specifically designed for Durasol, Solair, Sunesta or other manufactured awnings: