Canvas Awning Fabric
Fabric is an integral part of your awning. In essence your awning will look as good as the fabric does. At Ozsun we only use those fabrics that are recognised throughout the industry and all our awning fabrics come with a minimum 5-year warranty.
Our Sydney based Consultants are professionally trained to advise you on the fabric that best suits your needs.
Once you have decided to purchase an awning your next decision will be what colour fabric will go best with the look of your home. With over 200 colours and patterns available we are sure to come up with a solution that will work for you. During the purchasing process we can come to your home and assist you in making the right choice.
With suppliers such as Sunbrella, Dickson, Docril and Recasens we are confident that you will receive an product that will meet your expectations of variety and quality.
There are three major categories of awning fabric:
- Canvas – a natural fibre (cotton) woven fabric; canvas awnings are prone to fade, mildew, and rot.
- Mesh – a woven PVC coated mesh that allows some view through the fabric, commonly used on external blinds.
- Solution-dyed acrylic – a man-made fibre which is woven into a lightweight, breathable fabric; because it is a chemical polymer, the fabric cannot rot.
Solution-Dyed Acrylic Awning Fabric is created through a unique process that adds pigment during fibre production. These fibres are then spun into yarn resulting in a permeated colour throughout the fabric. Colour and fibre become one complete product – so the colour is highly fade resistant and lasts as long as the fabric does – perfect for outdoors use.
In addition to the solution-died process, our fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon finish that acts as a sealant resistant to water and stains.
Common irregularities in woven acrylic awning fabric:
The nature of the fabric is that, regardless of all the attention that is paid during manufacturing and preparation, you might note some natural “imperfections” after your awning is installed.
Subsequent to handling during sewing, fabrication and assembly, acrylic fabrics treated with resins containing fluoride may show “veining” visible against the sunlight caused by an optical effect (differences in the refractions of light).
Subsequent to handling during sewing, fabrication and assembly, acrylic fabrics treated with resins containing fluoride may show small white traces that appear on the fabric due to the stiffness that is caused by the fluoride treatment. These lines are particularly visible in light fabrics as they are held up against the light.
As the fabric rolls up along the roll-tube on the awning the seams will roll up with more accumulated material than the areas surrounding it. This difference in thickness may cause the fabric to wrinkle slightly around the seams. This may affect one seam but not the seam next to it.