A professionally completed residential awning project can add value to your residence. Both aesthetically and monetarily. Probably the most important aspect to a residential fabric is understanding the pros and cons of each fabric choice. While colour and style are crucial elements, they by no means outweigh fabric choice. There are of course varying reasons for choosing one fabric over another and these will differ from job to job. At Frisco Awning Pros our experts are ready and waiting to guide you through the process step by step, ensuring you understand every aspect of the journey we will embark on together.
Coated Cotton Fabrics.
A specialized option that will not suit every client’s requirements. Coated cotton fabrics provide a number of useful advantages. The cotton based material is coated so that it will prove resistant to UV rays, fire, water and mildew. While these advantages do provide a level of protection. Coated cotton fabrics do have one major drawback. Although it is coated in a vinyl coating, this fabric has a cotton core that is subject to deterioration if exposed to an area which may experience high levels of humidity. So before we arrive at a decision, let’s weigh the pros and cons of coated cotton fabrics.
Vinyl – Laminated VS Coated.
Predominantly vinyl awnings are either laminated or coated. At Frisco Awning Pros we understand they both have their advantages and shortcomings. The most common form is laminated fabric or canvas. Its durability and versatility make it the perfect option for medium to large awnings. It is also the more cost effective of the two options. Coated vinyl is however stronger and the most durable of vinyl fabrics. It also provides a level of stain resistance that laminated options do not. The biggest draw backs to both laminated and coated vinyl is the lack of choice when it comes to colour and style.
Winter Storage – Keeping Those Awnings Safe.
No matter what precautions we might take, Mother Nature can simply get the best of us sometimes. At Frisco Awning Pros we have learnt it is better to be pro-active instead or re-active. This is why we introduced our winter storage program. Every year we travel to thousands of clients to remove their awnings, no matter the shape or size. We then transport them to our secure storage facility to keep them save during those harsh winter months. This process will ensure no matter what fabric or canvas our clients may choose, by keeping them safe during those winter months there lifespan is greatly increased.
How Long Will My Fabric Or Canvas Last?
Probably the most frequently asked question we receive from our clients. After all, depending on the style, fabric, material and size of the job, residential awnings can set you back a pretty penny. Our clients most definitely do not want to be replacing them on a yearly basis due to torn, stained or faded canvas. With minimal maintenance requirements, a fabric or canvassed based awning should last our clients between 5 and 15 years. This is of course depended on a multitude of factors such as weather, exposure and usage levels. At Frisco Awning Pros we build it to last.