Awning Fabrics and Their Level of Sun ProtectionAwnings can be the perfect touch to any home or business! Numerous fabrics and styles are available to fit your home’s aesthetic. On top of it all, awnings provide multiple levels of sun protection, depending on the fabric. Shade and keeping your house cool is one of the most important aspects an awning can provide! Each fabric accommodates something different and it’s very dependent on the environment that you live in. So, choosing the best fabric for your home is essential!

Fabrics and the Sun
Awnings come in a large variety of all shapes and sizes. Although they are all different in their own way, they tend to last from 5 to 15 years and can withstand harsh weather conditions/climate. The benefits of awnings include:
  • Energy efficient
  • Wide variety of styles, fabrics, materials, etc.
  • Resistant and dependable
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Provide shade
  • Cools down homes

Depending on the fabric, you can choose what will best suit the climate you live in. Awnings can benefit you by providing more shade around the windows of your home. This means less AC will be needed.
  • Vinyl - One of the more limited styles of awnings. They are good for backlit and illuminated awnings. Vinyl is a coating you can put on the fabrics that helps resist UV light and mildew. The general climate best for vinyl is a place that stays humid and hot consistently.
  • Acrylic - the fabric is mold and mildew resistant. Bright coloring will be durable, lasting a long time. Water will not soak through and the life span lasts around 13 years! Hot, humid, environments will benefit the most.

Awnings by Bill Lloyd has numerous fabrics to choose from. We use heavy duty, flame retardant vinyls for commercial jobs. For our residential customers, we use an acrylic fabric. located in Cape May County, New Jersey, Awnings by Bill Lloyd has 20 years of experience in the industry. Please feel free to call us at 609-967-4233 to set up a FREE in home appointment. We work 7 days a week to keep our customers happy!