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Roll up Canvas Awnings for Home and Business

31 October 2022

Did you know that canvas awnings are among the most popular choices for home and business owners? They were first made popular by the British and Irish decades ago, who wanted to bring some of the charms of their country homes into their urban dwellings.

If you’re looking for an attractive and durable way to shade your property, our roll up canvas awnings are an excellent option.

Canvas drop-blind

Canvas awnings are a great way to add shade to your home

Canvas awnings can be used for many different purposes, such as adding shade over a patio or deck, protecting windows from rain and debris, and adding privacy to your yard. Canvas awnings are used in many different places and they are also very durable which makes them perfect for areas that receive lots of wear and tear from the elements.

There are some things to consider when choosing canvas awning fabric

  • How heavy-duty do you need the canvas to be?
  • What kind of climate will it be subjected to?
  • Do you need it to be waterproof?
  • Mildew resistant?
  • What colours do you want?
  • Prints or solid colours?
  • Raw canvas or treated?

The answers to these questions will help determine which canvas awning fabric is right for you.

Canvas Awning fall arm blue

Canvas awning material/fabric

Canvas awning fabric is made from cotton, acrylic, polyester, or nylon. It’s durable and easy to clean. Canvas awnings are available in many different colours: white, tan/beige (called taupe or sand), black or navy blue. The colour of your canvas awning will depend on what colour theme you want in your home and what type of look you’re trying to achieve by adding an exterior shade like this one!

Canvas Awnings vs Roller Blinds

Roll up canvas awnings and roller blinds are both made from similar fabrics. Canvas is more durable than fabric, it will last longer and require less maintenance. It’s also heavier than fabric and therefore does not work well in colder climates.

If you live in an area where temperatures drop below freezing during the winter months, consider installing a roller blind instead of a canvas one. Roller blinds can be rolled down to protect windows from frost and snow while still letting light shine through your home’s interior walls.

Do canvas awnings protect from rain?

Canvas awnings are not waterproof, meaning that they do not provide complete protection from the rain. However, they do provide some protection from raindrops and allow some air to pass through them.

Care instructions: How to clean canvas awnings

To clean canvas awnings, we recommend using a non-abrasive cloth and warm water. Do not use bleach or detergents as they can break down the fibres in your canvas awning. Here are some guidelines for other instances:

How to clean mould off canvas awnings

If you have mould on the canvas, we recommend using our Mould Off Spray to remove it. This is an easy way to clean mould off your canvas awning without having to scrub too hard.

However, if you do need to use an abrasive cleaner or pressure washer then please be careful with these cleaning tools as this will decrease their lifespan and cause premature wear on it in other areas like stitching etc.

How to remove paint from canvas awning

If your canvas awning has paint on it, don’t panic! Getting the paint off your canvas awning is not too difficult.

First, you’ll want to wash the area with warm water and soap. Then, use a soft brush (like an old toothbrush) to scrub the area until all the paint has come off. If there are any stains left behind after washing, try using rubbing alcohol or vinegar to remove them.

If the stain is stubborn or if there are a lot of stains, you may need to hire someone else to do this for you.

Canvas Awning semi bow yellow

How to repair a canvas awning at home

There are several steps you can take to repair your canvas awning. Look for any tears or holes in the canvas, if there are none, then you should be able to repair it yourself with some sewing tools and expertise. If there are holes or tears in the canvas, however, then it would be best to replace it completely instead of trying to mend it.

Remember that repairing a torn or damaged canvas awning at home can be tricky business if you don’t know what you’re doing—so make sure that if you decide on this route that someone who does know what they’re doing helps guide your hand through it!

The material used for canvas awnings lasts for many years

Canvas awnings are made from 100% cotton canvas. This is the most durable material you can use for your outdoor awning, as it will last for many years to come. However, there are other types of canvas that you might want to consider for your project:

  • Cotton/polyester blend – this type of material is slightly less expensive than pure cotton.
  • Polyurethane – these tend to be more expensive than regular polyester or cotton-blend materials but have a longer warranty period.

As you can see, there are many things to consider when choosing canvas awning fabrics. But even if you don’t have the time or patience to do your research, there are plenty of experts out there ready and willing to do it for you! The bottom line is that if you need something that looks good and lasts long enough for generations of families to enjoy it then canvas awnings might just be a perfect choice.

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