What to Look for When Purchasing a Patio Awning

Patio AwningWhen you’re thinking about purchasing a patio awning, there are a few key features that you should look for to ensure that it is made to last, so you can enjoy it for years to come. The first is that the awning’s fabric is woven from solution-dyed synthetic fibers. That’s because, as opposed to fabrics made from natural fibers – such as cotton – fabrics that are woven from acrylic fibers are much less prone to the growth of mold and mildew. Additionally, when fibers are solution dyed, they are colored all the way through, so the resulting fabric will be resistant to color loss from fading and sun bleaching.

Another important aspect of a patio awning to keep in mind is the framing system. An awning’s frame is all the support it has, so you’ll want to make sure that it’s made from a durable material that can support its fabric, even in trying conditions like gusty winds. In addition to strength, it’s also important to take note of how the frame of the patio awning is painted. Is it simply coated with a layer of paint that will easily crack, chip, and peel over time? Or is it powder-coated to ensure a long-lasting finish?

Sunesta has been a leading manufacturer of custom awnings since 1981. Our fabrics are all woven from 100 percent solution-dyed synthetic fibers, and our awnings have achieved approval from the Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Codes for resistance to high-speed winds. If you’re thinking about purchasing a patio awning for your home, call us today at 1-800-SUNESTA and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.