What are the Most Popular Awning Fabrics?

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Awning fabrics are an incredibly important part of designing your new awning. Not only do they need to protect you from the elements and perform reliably, but they also need to look the part. Here at Appeal, we offer a wide variety of fabrics that will help make your awning look unique and stylish. Our designs are available in over 150 fabric patterns, including varied natural tones as well as vibrant colours that includes Spinneret dyes – colours that glow from the inside. This means that the pigment is embedded into the individual fibres during the spinning process. The finished yarn is therefore saturated with dye through and through and will last many years with less fading than yarns died as an
already woven fabric. Our Haus awnings are available in a range of acrylic and polyester fabrics that provide outstanding sun protection values.

We utilise our Teflon EXTREME technology to ensure that our awning fabrics are water, oil and dirt repellent. The nano-finish on our fabrics causes dirt to bead-up and simply fall off. Our frames also feature over 200 colours, made up of 50 standard and 150 special options. Additionally, we offer textured colours in neutral tones, with special colour fastness properties. In this complete guide to the most popular awning fabrics, we will look at a multitude of fabrics, helping you decide which is the best choice for your home.

Canvas Awning

Historically, canvas was the go-to choice for most awnings up until the 1980s. Canvas awnings remain an incredibly popular awning fabric. A woven linen usually made from cotton, hemp, or linen, they often feature a ‘Plain Weave’ or a ‘Twill Weave’, which adds a textured finish to the awning fabric.

They are proven to be incredibly sturdy against the elements. This is a perfect choice for those who are anticipating the worst of the British weather, such as strong winds, heavy rain, or even occasional snowstorms. Because of the durability of canvas awnings, they wear a lot slower compared to other awning fabrics. This means that they can continue to provide protection to your patio for many years to come thanks to their impressive lifespan.

Polyester Awnings

Polyester awnings are an equally popular awning fabric that can protect against the unpredictable British weather while also being capable of blocking UV rays, allowing for only a comfortable amount of sunlight. Because of the breathability of this popular awning fabric, it is also very simple to clean, requiring only the occasional wipe down.

Polyester as a fabric is incredibly popular to utilise in awning fabrics, often being interwoven into other materials. This is due to its ability to add extra strength and protection without increasing the weight of the awning significantly. A common practice with polyester is to interweave it with nylon in a crosshatch pattern, creating a compound fabric that is nigh-untearable -so you’re left with a deceptively soft finish, alongside its incredible durability. This also prevents even the smallest of dirt particles from entering between the weaves, keeping it looking new.

Polycotton Awnings

As a traditional option for awnings, polyester is one of the most popular awning fabrics. Polyester and cotton fabrics are woven together, giving a stronger and heavier fabric ideal for those looking for a strong and resilient cover to not only protect against the elements but ensure a significant lifespan. Polycotton as an awning fabric also sports incredible resistance against condensation due to its thickness, offering beneficial thermal insulation properties.

Acrylic Awnings

As a luxury awning fabric, acrylic is undoubtedly a sought after option. A synthetic material created in 1941, mass production of this fabric only began to take off a decade later once the production cost became cheaper, causing high quantities to be produced. Acrylic is a naturally warm and resilient awning fabric. Their fibres are able to be woven and spun much like wool. Once dyed, they become resistant to oils, chemicals and sunlight exposure that can cause deterioration. These awnings will last for years and keep the appearance of the first day they are installed. They can be a great choice for businesses who need to keep the awning extended year around.

Vinyl Awnings

Another popular awning fabric is vinyl awnings. An incredibly thick and sturdy awning fabric, they are a synthetic material with a chemical composition of Polyvinyl Chloride, also known as PVC. The rigidness of the PVC composition is made pliable and flexible, allowing the long chemical chains to be effortlessly woven into fabric. Vinyl awnings are incredibly water resistant, flame retardant and mildew resistant. Because Vinyl is a laminated material, there are several layers to the fabric, which greatly improves the waterproofing. Our guide to weatherproof patio awnings has additional information. 

The Most Popular Awnings Fabrics from Appeal

What are the most popular awning fabrics? Here at Appeal, we know that the best choice for any kind of improvement is finding the right fit for you and your home. We will work closely with you to understand your needs and preferences to design and install your dream awning. Whichever you choose, there are countless advantages of patio shades for your home

Our market leading Haus awnings are precision engineered according to your specifications with fabric options that are as durable as they are stylish. With over 150 patterns to choose from, there is sure to be the perfect fit for you and your home. Get inspired today by downloading our free brochure online, or you can arrange a free design consultation with our friendly experts. 

We will help you to understand the most popular awning fabrics and make the right choice for your home. We look forward to working with you soon.