• Acrylic
  • Vinyl
  • Back-lit
  • Mesh
  • Other


Solution-dyed acrylic fabrics are by far the most widely used fabrics for awning applications. These fabrics are woven from individual fibers that are spun directly from a liquid. The dye is added to the fiber while still in the liquid state, so the color is even throughout the whole fiber. This contributes to it's excellent weatherability and superb colorfastness. Solution dyed acrylic fabrics are naturally mold and mildew resistant. Although these fabrics are not water proof, they are coated with a water and stain-resistant coating, that will allow them to shed water when installed on the proper pitch (minimum 1:4.) Select a brand below for more information.

Sunbrella

Brand Description:   When it's time to unwind, Sunbrella fabrics make life easy. Fade-proof, stain-resistant, and livable, our fabrics are worry-free and incredibly long lasting - especially as an awning or canopy. From the bright sun to heavy rain, Sunbrella fabrics are tough enough to withstand the extremes of Mother Nature, and our rich fabric remains beautiful season after season. Sunbrella is available in over 140 beautiful solids and stripes, and features a 10 year limited warranty..

Graphics: Woven fabrics such as Sunbrella accept painted graphics. We apply these graphics using special methods to ensure that the graphic will have crisp edges and will last the life of the cover. Painted graphics are limited to spot colors, and they are not suited well for very detailed artwork. We specifically do not use the Sunbrella Graphic System, which uses a patented technology to apply vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabric. We have found that these graphics are prone to peeling, especially on loose hanging valances.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: No

Fabric Showroom: Sunbrella Showroom


Outdura

Brand Description:   Outdura is manufactured using 100% Dolan® solution dyed acrylic fiber. At Outdura, it’s not what cost us the least to make our fabric it’s what gives you the best outdoor fabric for your money.

Graphics: Woven fabrics can accept painted graphics. We apply these graphics using special methods to ensure that the graphic will have crisp edges and will last the life of the cover. Painted graphics are limited to spot colors, and they are not suited well for very detailed artwork. We specifically do not use the Sunbrella Graphic System, which uses a patented technology to apply vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabric. We have found that these graphics are prone to peeling, especially on loose hanging valances.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: No

Fabric Showroom: Outdura Showroom

Sattler

Brand Description:   Outdura is manufactured using 100% Dolan® solution dyed acrylic fiber. At Outdura, it’s not what cost us the least to make our fabric it’s what gives you the best outdoor fabric for your money.

Graphics: Woven fabrics can accept painted graphics. We apply these graphics using special methods to ensure that the graphic will have crisp edges and will last the life of the cover. Painted graphics are limited to spot colors, and they are not suited well for very detailed artwork. We specifically do not use the Sunbrella Graphic System, which uses a patented technology to apply vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabric. We have found that these graphics are prone to peeling, especially on loose hanging valances.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: No

Fabric Showroom: Sattler Showroom

Dickson

Brand Description:   This solution-dyed acrylic is known worldwide as a leader in the awning and canopy markets. Dickson awning fabric will enhance any commercial building, while protecting from sun and rain. As a 100% solution-dyed acrylic, this fabric delivers bright, clear colors that appear the same from either side.

Graphics: Woven fabrics can accept painted graphics. We apply these graphics using special methods to ensure that the graphic will have crisp edges and will last the life of the cover. Painted graphics are limited to spot colors, and they are not suited well for very detailed artwork. We specifically do not use the Sunbrella Graphic System, which uses a patented technology to apply vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabric. We have found that these graphics are prone to peeling, especially on loose hanging valances.

Country of Origin: France

Fire Resistant: No


Recacril

Brand Description:   With 59 Solids and 79 stripes in the Recacril® Line, Recasens is the company that delivers the styles and colors you want for your Commercial, Residential or Industrial customers and projects. Recacril canvas will enhance your product’s value by minimizing maintenance and maximizing appearance.

Graphics: Woven fabrics can accept painted graphics. We apply these graphics using special methods to ensure that the graphic will have crisp edges and will last the life of the cover. Painted graphics are limited to spot colors, and they are not suited well for very detailed artwork. We specifically do not use the Sunbrella Graphic System, which uses a patented technology to apply vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabric. We have found that these graphics are prone to peeling, especially on loose hanging valances.

Country of Origin: Spain

Fire Resistant: No

Fabric Showroom:  Recacril Showroom

Para Tempotest

Brand Description:   With the Tempotest brand, Parà is a European leader in the awning sector with a wide product range consisting of many different patterns and colors and the most varied combinations, from solid color to stripes, capable of satisfying every taste and requirement.

Graphics: Woven fabrics can accept painted graphics. We apply these graphics using special methods to ensure that the graphic will have crisp edges and will last the life of the cover. Painted graphics are limited to spot colors, and they are not suited well for very detailed artwork. We specifically do not use the Sunbrella Graphic System, which uses a patented technology to apply vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabric. We have found that these graphics are prone to peeling, especially on loose hanging valances.

Country of Origin: Italy

Fire Resistant: No

Fabric Showroom:  Para Tempotest Showroom

Sundown

Brand Description:   Sundown 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic for awnings, bimini tops and boat covers now comes with a 10-year warranty. Its tightly woven surface offers improved water repellency, and a “beefier” hand makes it easier to sew without puckering. Excellent color retention and many new color options are available. The Sundown collection of fabrics from Sauleda provides the best natural, thermal and solar protection, creating all the coolness and luminosity that this brand name offers.

Graphics: Woven fabrics can accept painted graphics. We apply these graphics using special methods to ensure that the graphic will have crisp edges and will last the life of the cover. Painted graphics are limited to spot colors, and they are not suited well for very detailed artwork. We specifically do not use the Sunbrella Graphic System, which uses a patented technology to apply vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabric. We have found that these graphics are prone to peeling, especially on loose hanging valances.

Country of Origin: Spain

Fire Resistant: No

Fabric Showroom: Sundown Showroom



Vinyl fabrics are not as popular as acrylic fabrics are, but they do have some advantages. Vinyl fabrics resist sagging better than woven fabrics, and they are also waterproof. This makes them better suited than acrylics for low-slope applications. They are also less prone to staining and easier to clean than acrylics. Although most vinyl's have a "plastic" appearance, some of the newer brands such as Weathertyte & Natura are designed to have the look of a woven fabric. Select a fabric below for more information.

Weblon Coastline Plus

Brand Description:   A popular and versatile line of vinyl-laminated polyester fabrics, the Coastline Plus Collection offers durability and beauty in a generous selection of fade-resistant colors in both solids and stripes. Weblon Coastline Plus is the most advanced vinyl-laminated awning fabric available. Polyester reinforcement gives added strength and dimensional stability that won't shrink or stretch over 1/2%. Rain Kleen® surface treatment prolongs fabric life, preserves color and maintains cleanliness. All Weblon Coastline Plus fabrics are waterproof, mildew and flame resistant.

Graphics: Most vinyl awning fabrics accept high performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom:Coastline Plus Info

Weblon Vanguard

Brand Description:   Built to last and backed by an eight-year manufacturer's limited warranty, Vanguard is wick-resistant and reinforced with ultra-high strength 1000-denier polyester. Ten mil-thick vinyl ply on the weatherside increases the life of any awning installation. Rain Kleen® surface treatments prolong fabric life and preserve color intensity. Vanguard offers superior water, mildew and ultraviolet resistance, and is dimensionally stable and compatible with a variety of graphic applications.

Graphics: Most vinyl awning fabrics accept high performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Weblon Vanguard


Patio 500

Brand Description:   Patio500 fabric has exceptional resistance to mildew and UV rays making this waterproof fabric the perfect choice for awnings, canopies and commercial installations in sunny, high humidity areas. Made with wick and craze resistant polyester weft-inserted warp knit scrim, Patio500 has a matte, linen-like finish that combines long-lasting good looks with exceptional dimensional stability and superior strength. Underside of the fabric is the same color unless otherwise noted. Five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty (excluding pattern 513 clear).

Graphics: Most vinyl awning fabrics accept high performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes


Ferrari Precontraint

Brand Description:   Designed and manufactured with the exclusive Précontraint Ferrari Technology, Ferrari textiles deliver a remarkable performance in dimensional stability, weather resistance and durability. It is flame Resistant and comes with an eight-year warranty. Available in a wide selection of colors with plenty of design punch and sophistication, this unique fabric is best suited for light structures, as well as commercial and residential awnings, half-spherical awnings, pergolas and entrance canopies.

Graphics: High performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: Italy

Fire Resistant: Yes

Weathertyte

Brand Description:   Weathertyte is a revolutionary awning and canopy material with the look and feel of an architectural woven fabric and all the benefits of a high-performance polymer substrate. Designed for a variety of awning applications including, residential, retail, restaurant and hospitality, office buildings and more, versatile Weathertyte is a technological breakthrough, offering waterproof and abrasion resistance properties not available in traditional woven fabrics. Since the addition of our Weathertyte Lite, there are more ways than ever to use Weathertyte!

Graphics: High performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Weathertyte Info


Natura

Brand Description:   Herculite® Natura™ Awning Fabric is a new revolutionary high performance vinyl textile featuring the look and feel of woven cloth on both sides. It’s Fire Resistant, Water Proof, Dimensionally Stable and Heat Sealable without tape. This new textile is perfect for awning applications that cover outdoor seating areas at restaurants and sidewalk cafes. This is a commercial awning and canopy fabric that is designed to protect people and furnishings from inclement weather and the sun’s harsh UV rays while providing a natural design element.

Graphics: None.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Natura Info


BTF-19

Brand Description:   BTF-19™ is ideal for commercial and residential awnings and canopies, specially designed awnings, and canopies, tents, pergolas and light structures. Remarkable performance features include exceptional durability, dimensional stability, water and soil resistance. During the coating process, BTF-19 utilizes the highest quality polyester yarns and is coated under tension for exceptional dimensional stability that will last for years to come.

Graphics: Most vinyl awning fabrics accept high performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: Italy

Fire Resistant: Yes

VIP-FR

Brand Description:   Sauleda SA’s VIP-FR multipurpose PVC is fire retardant, waterproof and UV resistant with a unique flat finish that eliminates the formation of pockets and creases.

Graphics: Most vinyl awning fabrics accept high performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: Spain

Fire Resistant: Yes


 



Back-lit fabrics are translucent vinyl fabrics that are designed to be used in a back-lit application. When illuminated from behind, they create excellent nighttime visibility. Some back-lit fabrics such as Cooley Brite, Eradi-lite, and Signtech, feature an eradicable surface. This surface is designed so that graphics can be “erased” out of the colored face of the material. Additionally, translucent vinyl graphics can be added to the white “erased” surface to add color to the graphics. These graphics can be illuminated from behind to allow the awning to double as a backlit sign. Select a fabric below for more information.

Cooley Brite

Brand Description:    Cooley-Brite is engineered for high color brilliance and translucency in back-lit signs or awnings. Used with Cooley Magic® eradication solution. Cooley-Brite provides the fastest, most economical method of sign and awning decoration. Accommodates numerous other graphics applications, including pressure-sensitive vinyls, heat transfer, screen printing and spray painting. Highly durable and easily cleaned.

Graphics: Eradication, Vinyl Graphics, Digital Printing

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Cooley Brite info


Eradi-Lite

Brand Description:    Eradi-Lite® is a flexible and anti-crazing eradicable back-lit awning and sign fabric that we developed with the user in mind. By popular demand, we now offer this light-weight vinyl-laminated polyester fabric with an acrylic topcoat. Eradi-Lite® features a unique blend of plasticizers and elastomers which make the material resistant to plasticizer migration and staining or abrasion, while still remaining highly flexible. It is now available in 15 brilliant colors and features a 8 year limited warranty.

Graphics: Eradication, Vinyl Graphics, Digital Printing

Country of Origin: Japan

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Erafi-Lite info


Eradicolor

Brand Description:    Eradicolor is ideal for back-lit awnings and signage where the requirement is for medium-term durability. Available in a range of popular colors, the awning and sign faces can be eradicated and decorated with vinyl graphics. The exposed white background, in areas of eradication, stays white as a result of high quality pigments and additives that provide resistance to UV, heat degradation, and microbial protection. The 20 x 14 high strength polyester scrim embedded in the cast PVC gives strength for easy tensioning and avoids sagging. The special combination of materials has excellent light diffusion properties to increase visibility of the graphic while hiding structural components.

Graphics:Eradication, Vinyl Graphics, Digital Printing

Country of Origin: Unknown

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Eradicolor info


Nite Lite

Brand Description:   With more than 12 years of proven success in the back-lit awning and sign industry, nothing gets attention like Nite-Lite®. We designed this fabric especially for back-lit awning and sign applications. Made of vinyl-laminated polyester, Nite-Lite® features an acrylic-coated surface for easy application of graphics and quick cleaning, and its white backing assures superior illumination. Using one of our 20 vibrant colors, Nite-Lite® can help you create a unique back-lit awning that draws attention to your business or brand. This fabric features an 8 year limited warranty.

Graphics: High performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: Japan

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Nite Lite


Canopy FS

Brand Description:   Known in the industry as the longest lasting back-lit sign and awning fabric, Canopy FS is available in vibrant colors and has been designed to offer excellent wick and mildew resistance, stability and strength. Canopy FS features Fluoro-Shield®, an advanced PVDF topcoat offering superior protection from the elements. Its smooth finish also makes graphic application easier. The 16 ounce per square yard vinyl-laminated polyester comes with an eight-year warranty.

Graphics: High performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: Unknown

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Canopy FS info


Brite Awn

Brand Description:    Brite Awn is a vinyl-laminated polyester fabric with a high gloss finish. At 15 ounces per square yard, Brite Awn is a flexible fabric that enables ease of fabrication and offers high tear and tensile strength for long-lasting performance. Additionally, the fabric has exceptional resistance to mold, mildew and wicking.

Graphics: High performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Brite Awn


Cool Glo

Brand Description:    CoolGlo is a vinyl-coated polyester back-lit awning fabric. It is 13oz/ sq. yd and is fade and weather resistant.

Graphics: High performance vinyl graphics. Vinyl graphics are less expensive than painted graphics, but are better suited for stretched panels. We do not recommend that vinyl graphics be applied to hanging valances, because they can have a tendency to peel over time. Vinyl graphics can be spot color or digitally printed as a full color image. Like painted graphics, artwork detail is also somewhat limited because vinyl has a tendency to peel when applied in small or detailed pieces.

Country of Origin: Japan

Fire Resistant: Yes


 



Textilene Plus

Brand Description:   Twitchell's TEXTILENE®PLUS is a durable yet versatile option for any outdoor application that requires an enhanced level of FR performance. As with other Textilene® brand synthetic fabrics, TEXTILENE®PLUS fabrics are comprised of the same PVC coated polyester yarns that have made the brand a household name worldwide. It offers a shade factor of approx. 70%.

Uses: Outdoor Shades, Awnings

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Textilene Plus info


Textilene Sunsure Plus

Brand Description:   Twitchell's TEXTILENE®PLUS is a durable yet versatile option for any outdoor application that requires an enhanced level of FR performance. As with other Textilene® brand synthetic fabrics, TEXTILENE®PLUS fabrics are comprised of the same PVC coated polyester yarns that have made the brand a household name worldwide. It offers a shade factor of approx. 90%.

Uses: Outdoor Shades, Insect Screens, Fence Screens, Awnings

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Textilene Sunsure Plus info


AwnTex 70

Brand Description:   Awntex 70 is a 17 x 11 count mesh composed of PVC-coated polyester yarns, with a 70% closed weave . Ideal for awning and umbrella applications. AwnTex® gives excellent shading advantages without trapping heat or airflow. Ultraviolet ray, mildew and water resistant. Five-year manufacturer's warranty.

Uses: Outdoor Shades, Awnings

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

AwnTex 120

Brand Description:   Awntex 120 is a 36 x 18 count mesh composed of PVC-coated polyester yarns, with a 90% closed weave . Ideal for awning and umbrella applications. AwnTex® gives excellent shading advantages without trapping heat or airflow. Ultraviolet ray, mildew and water resistant. Five-year manufacturer's warranty.

Uses: Outdoor Shades, Insect Screens, Fence Screens, Awnings

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

Ferrari Soltis 86

Brand Description:   Soltis textiles simultaneously offer efficient thermal protection and a greater supply of natural light while maintaining an exceptional level of transparency and visibility toward the outside. A 14% open weave fabric, Soltis 86 is an ideal solar protection solution for north facing blinds or facades when more light is sought. Manufactured using Ferrari’s exclusive patented Précontraint process ensures Soltis 86 delivers superior dimensional stability and consistency for a better aesthetic and functional outcome. Minimal thickness and an even surface ensure the fabric is ideal to work with. A broad spectrum of 23 colours (10 available in wide width) that complement the Soltis 92 and 93 ranges allow for innovative and creative possibilities. Soltis 86 is ideal for external blinds, facades and awnings in low exposure areas.

Uses: Outdoor Shades, Fence Screens, Awnings

Country of Origin: Unknown

Fire Resistant: Yes

Fabric Showroom: Ferrari Soltis 86 info


Ferrari Soltis 92

Brand Description:  Soltis textiles simultaneously offer efficient thermal protection and a greater supply of natural light while maintaining an exceptional level of transparency and visibility toward the outside.

A micro-aerated 8% open fabric, Soltis 92 provides the highest level of solar protection combined with strength and stability. Manufactured using Ferrari’s exclusive patented Précontraint process guarantees superior dimensional stability of the fabric and awning. When placed on the outside of windows, Soltis 92 textiles achieves exceptional heat and light efficiency, absorbing and reflecting up to 97% of the sun’s rays.

A diverse range of 47 bold, subtle and pastel shades offer an extensive colour palette for a variety of distinguished and unique solar protection applications. Soltis 92 is ideal for external screens, facades and awnings in high exposure areas.

Origin: Italy

Uses: Awnings, Drop Shades

Fabric Showroom: Ferrari Soltis 92 info


Sunbrella View

Brand Description:  Sunbrella View gives you the sun protection that you expect from the Sunbrella brand, yet allows you to enjoy great outdoor views. Sunbrella View was developed using Sunbrella awning fabrics that have been precision perforated for a high quality, consistent appearance, offering all of Sunbrella’s legendary fade resistance, durability and ease of cleaning.

Uses: Outdoor Shades

Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: No


 



Firesist HUV

Brand Description:   FIRESIST® awning fabric combines state-of-the-art flame retardant performance and UV resistance for the commercial awning, canopy and shade markets. The deep, rich colors and robust durability of FIRESIST deliver long lasting good looks to any application. Plus, workability improvements make cutting, sewing and welding easier than ever. The FIRESIST color palette focuses on popular solids, tweeds and stripes.

Graphics: Painting

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes

MainStreet

Brand Description:   Main Street fabrics are an ideal choice for awnings and canopies; Main Street is a Fire Marshal's friend. Even after years of weather its inherent flame retardance won't wash out, crack, or peel. Main Street features and extremely smooth, durable surface, which enhances its good looks and provides superior resistance to dirt, UV, mildew, and abrasion. It also comes in a beautiful array of colors, making Main Street ideal for graphics.

Graphics: Painting

Country of Origin: USA

Fire Resistant: Yes