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Retractable Awning Fabric Covers

by Posted on June 18, 2012

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 thoughts on “Retractable Awning Fabric Covers

  1. tom obrien says:

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

    1. Sandy Price says:

      Hi Tom-

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

  2. Phil Reynolds says:

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

    1. Sandy Price says:

      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

  3. Judy says:

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

    1. Sandy Price says:

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

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Dana Gerling
Dana Gerling
19:49 26 Apr 22
We have had a Sunsetter... awning on our back patio for several years now. When it came time to replace the fabric, I couldn’t find a local company to help us. I found PYC on a Google search and decided to give them a try. I was not disappointed! They had several fabric options and I ordered a few samples. One of them matched the cushion covers on my patio furniture perfectly! I called with questions and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The awning came quicker than expected and my husband and I installed it ourselves. We are extremely pleased with the results and wish we would have done this a couple of years ago. I would absolutely recommend this company!read more
l r
l r
13:11 09 Aug 21
we recently added a... screened in porch and of course we have had so much rain we decided to add the clear roll down curtains to prevent rain from coming on to the porch. PYC Awnings was great to deal with. Sandy was wonderful with going over measurements and pictures. the product shopped fairly quick and was well packaged with each window labeled along with the parts for each individual window. My husband installed himself, and was able to get help with a quick call to Sandy. Very satisfied with the quality of the material and parts. it is nice to sit on the porch when its more
Abby Price
Abby Price
01:23 09 Jul 21
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