What to Look for When Shopping for Backyard Awnings

Backyard AwningsWhen you’re shopping for backyard awnings, there are a few important factors to consider before making a purchase. One is whether the awning’s fabric is woven from natural or synthetic fibers. Fabrics woven from natural fibers, often called “cloth awnings” or “canvas awnings,” are less durable than fabrics made of synthetic fibers, such as acrylic. That’s because natural fabrics are a hospitable environment for the growth of fungi, whereas synthetic fabrics will resist the growth of mold, mildew, and rot, and will last longer as a result.

Another factor to consider while looking for backyard awnings is appearance. While you might find an awning that you kind-of like at a “big-box” store, keep in mind that there are manufacturers out there who are capable of customizing an awning for your home. Features like fabric color, motorized extension and retraction, dropdown valances, and more, can all be specified when you choose to purchase backyard awnings through a custom manufacturer.

Sunesta is one such manufacturer. In fact, we’re the largest producer of custom retractable awnings in the United States, and we’re committed to providing our customers with durable, beautiful, and customized awnings. Our fabric is woven from 100 percent solution-dyed synthetic fibers, and we offer backyard awnings in numerous styles, including for patios and decks, doors and windows, freestanding applications, pergolas, and more. For more information about the awnings that we offer, call us at 1-800-SUNESTA today and one of our shade experts will be happy to assist you.