Benefits of Awnings & Canopies
Frequently Asked Questions
Design Loads for Awnings & Canopies
Fabric Cleaning Instructions
Technical Information - Awning Frames
Technical Information - Fabric
Technical Information -
Fabric Color and
There are thousands of different fabric colors and patterns to select
from. B.H. Awning & Tent sales representatives will work with you to
select a fabric appropriate to your awning and provide samples of the
many fabrics available.
All awning fabrics have good abrasion resistance and will typically last
between five to fifteen years, depending on fabric type, climate, and
proper fabric care.
All fabrics are warranted by the fabric manufacturer and directly by B.H.
Awning & Tent. Fabric warranties generally cover colorfastness, rot and
mildew. B.H. Awning & Tent will supply copies of fabric warranties upon
Solution-dyed acrylic (Sometimes called Canvas)
Solution-dyed acrylic is a woven fabric that was introduced for awnings
in the early 1960s. Acrylic is a generic name for mixtures of at least 85
percent of acrylonitrile. The other 15 percent consists of various
additives, such as chemicals that provide UV light, mildew and water. The
loose weave makes it highly breathable, so hot air and moisture will not
be trapped. B.H. Awning & Tent proudly uses Sunbrella fabrics.
These standard fabrics include opaque and translucent materials which are
translucent depending on their color. Vinyl-laminated polyesters are
resistant to UV light, mildew and water and are actually recommended for
use in areas of sustained high humidity. They are easy to clean and flame
Coated with acrylic rather than vinyl, this fabric is translucent
depending on its color and is resistant to UV light, mildew and water.
The weight is 9.5 to 12.5 ounces per square yard. Vinyl-coated
polyester/cotton. These are traditional awning fabrics. Because of their
cotton base, these opaque fabrics are not recommended for use in areas of
constant high humidity, although they are somewhat resistant to UV light,
mildew and water.