Types of Awning Fabric Last Updated On June 9th, 2020 in General by Danny SmithWe take a lot of time when it comes to selecting an awning. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is similar to choosing our clothes. The right size, right shape, right colour, effectivity to the elements and many other factors are considered before picking the right awning. Well, have we ever given a thought on the material of the fabric? Reviewing the material of the fabric of awning is as important as the awning itself. There are 3 types of awning fabrics available and here we have tried to describe them for you:Canvas FabricCanvas fabric could be called as the classic fabric. It is being used for more than 50 years making it the oldest fabric used for awnings. The quality of a canvas awning is very important as it is made of a natural fibre- cotton and has to be out in the elements for a long time. Canvas awnings for caravans are best for heat protection and hence regulating the temperatures in weathers on both the extremes. A good quality canvas awning would block maximum sunlight making it less hot. Similarly, a canvas awning has an insulation property and would keep your interiors warm in winters. Traditionally, canvas awnings came in stripes with one side dyed green. Today, they are available in multiple colour choices that too on both sides.Mesh or Screen FabricA mesh or a screen fabric is made of PVC and this makes them unfadeable and it doesn’t rot. A mesh fabric is less efficient as compared to its classic counterpart- canvas fabric and cuts only 80%-85% of the sunlight of what the former does. Although a mesh fabric is transparent and does not block your view of a scenery, pool area, a backyard etc.Acrylic FabricAcrylic fabric is the lightest material of them thus making it suitable for folding arms awnings. Folding arms awnings are the awnings which are placed horizontally without any vertical support. The acrylic fabric allows the light to pass through it but it not as transparent as the mesh fabric. When it comes to keeping your house cool, an acrylic fabric comes somewhere in between a canvas fabric and a mesh fabric. The advantage of acrylic fabric is, it comes in multiple colours and you have a wide variety of colours to choose from.Finally, if you are seeing something for heat protection then, the canvas is the best option to choose. In case you do not want to block your view and don’t much care about the heat, a mesh fabric would be the best. And lastly, if you looking for colors and designs you should go for an acrylic awning.Contact Xtend Outdoors. ***Select StateAustralian Capital TerritoryNew South WalesNorthern TerritoryQueenslandSouth AustraliaTasmaniaVictoriaWestern Australia * Enquiry TypeProduct EnquirySupport* Related PostKnow Your Annexe Well Before PurchasingBeat The Summer Heat While You Camp!!Tent Camping VS Caravan CampingKnow the Difference Awnings & Tents Previous NextLeave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.