Retractable Awning Fabric Covers

June 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Awning Replacement Fabric

Retractable Awning Fabric Covers

When shopping for new fabric for your retractable awning, the price range on fabrics can be significantly different. Some retractable awning replacement covers are even half the price of others! The cheaper price is not always the best value when considering how long your new cover will last and how colorfast it will be to keep it looking new through the years.

Confused on what is the best value?

Here’s a comparison of fabrics to help you decide and check out Southern Living’s Outdoor Fabrics article for more information.


Types of Fabrics  Brand Names
   Colorfastness  Mildew Resistant  Longevity Warranty
Solution Dyed Acrylics Sunbrella

Solar Pro

Solution Dyed Acrylic Fabrics are colorfast.The solution dyeing process adds pigments to the molecule of the fiber, creating links that are difficult to break even after some years, and which are much stronger than those from yarn-dyeing or fabric-dyeing. Yes 10-20+ Years 5-10 Years
Acrylic Coated Polyester Ultima

Tends to fade over time.Polyester, being synthetic fibers as well, are less lasting than acrylic since they are more vulnerable to UV rays. The Acrylic coating makes the fabric more stable and water resistant.
Yes 5-8 Years 3-5 Years
Polyester  Vista
Tends to fade quickly.Polyester, being synthetic fibers as well, are less lasting than acrylic since they are more vulnerable to UV rays.
Yes 3-5 Years 3 Yea



6 Comments on "Retractable Awning Fabric Covers"

  1. tom obrien on Wed, 26th Oct 2016 5:58 pm 

    does your replacement awning come with beads on each end
    to slide into track? 13 x 15

  2. Sandy Price on Thu, 27th Oct 2016 9:17 am 

    Hi Tom-

    Yes the new cover will come with the new inserts sewn into the pockets, a new valance is also included. Thanks

  3. Phil Reynolds on Sun, 14th May 2017 11:47 am 

    Can you tell me how the differences between the Sunbrella fabric and Solar Pro besides cost and color options. Thanks

  4. Sandy Price on Mon, 22nd May 2017 10:41 am 

    Hi- They are both solution dyed acrylic fabrics with a 10 year warranty. The brands are different and we limit the Solar Pro to 5 solid colors to keep cost low. They are both the same quality. – Sandy

  5. Judy on Tue, 10th Jul 2018 12:37 pm 

    Do you have cover for awning while it is in closed position against house? Model 900 x 14

  6. Sandy Price on Tue, 10th Jul 2018 4:53 pm 

    Sorry Judy- We do not make the storage covers. – Sandy

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