Awnings are an excellent way to add personality and style to your home. They are also practical, protecting you from the elements and helping lower energy costs. A high-quality awning can lower the temperature of your outside space by as much as 25°, which is welcome news during a hot Florida summer. With all these great benefits, it's no wonder you see so many awnings on homes and businesses throughout the West Palm Beach area.
Most manufacturers use aluminum to create the frame of the awning. This durable material can last for the lifetime of your property with the proper care and upkeep. A hard-wearing material is used to create the cover of the awning. Florida's most common awning fabric is a premium acrylic material designed to withstand hot sunny days, extreme rain, and severe winds.
While awning fabric is made to last, it won't last nearly as long as the frame. Over the years, awning fabric can start to look worn out and dated and may exhibit signs of wear and tear, such as holes or fraying. When this happens, you can replace the fabric on the awning instead of replacing the entire awning. Solarus USA has the awning fabric you need to give your awnings a fresh new look and save you money on replacement costs.
Signs It's Time to Replace Your Awning Fabric
Wondering if you should replace your awning fabric? Here are three signs that it's time to invest in new high-quality awning fabric for your window, door, or retractable awnings.
Your Current Awnings Are More Than 10 Years Old
Most awning fabric will last around a decade. It may last slightly longer if well cared for or if you protect the awning material from the elements. In general, though, most awning owners start to see signs of wear after about a decade. By this point, investing in new awning fabric is an excellent way to get more life out of your awning frame and refresh the look of your home.
The Style of Your Home Has Changed
Trends change and styles evolve. The look you loved when you initially purchased and installed your awnings may not be the style you love now. When your tastes change, changing the fabric on your window and door awnings is an easy way to update the exterior of your home. Awning fabrics come in various styles, patterns, and designs, so you can customize their look to suit your space.
You Want to Boost Your Curb Appeal
The property's exterior is the first impression visitors, potential buyers, and customers will have of your space. If the first thing they see is old, worn-out awnings, then their first impression of your property isn't going to be positive. Replacing awning fabric can be a quick way to boost your curb appeal. It could even positively impact the resale value of your home and foot traffic for your business.
Find a New Style With Fresh Awning Fabric
Awnings make a big impact on the look of your property. You can change the aesthetic with a simple change of the fabric. With so many styles and colors to choose from, there is an awning fabric to fit every design idea. Some of our favorite looks include:
- Bright, bold solid colors. Bold colors are a great option if you want your awnings to stand out on the property. It's also ideal if you plan to add lettering to your awnings, as it can make the text easier to read.
- Soft, subtle colors. Softer colors can be a nice option if you want to blend in with your home's current color to make the awnings less obvious. You can also opt to coordinate the awning with a trim or accent color to create a pulled-together look for the exterior of your property.
- Stripes are a traditional look for awnings. Stripes are great if you want to achieve a Mediterranean aesthetic or are looking for something with a bit more personality.
When shopping for awning fabric, consider your personal tastes and the look you want to achieve for your property. You'll also want to consider the fabric's durability and ensure it's fade and moisture resistant. These qualities will help you enjoy your new awning fabric for longer.
Discover New Awning Fabric at Solarus USA
Awning frames can last for decades or even longer under normal conditions. Awning fabric, on the other hand, should be replaced every 10 to 15 years or whenever it looks worn, faded, or frayed. Replacing the material instead of the entire awning can save you money while creating a fresh look for your home.
If your awnings look less than their best, call the Solarus USA team. We have a vast selection of awning fabric to choose from, available in the size you need. Give us a call or visit our West Palm Beach showroom to see our selection of awning fabric and find the one that's perfect for your Florida property.