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Canvas Window Awnings-Tips For Maintenance and Care of Canvas Awnings

Gorry Terry

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Canvas awnings are made of durable material, are easy to put up, require little maintenance and can be easily repaired. But above all canvas awnings are cheap and offer great value for the home, camper, motorhome, caravan or recreational vehicle.

They offer a great degree of versatility and choice, particularly in relation to colors and for awkward windows or doors.

While some enthusiasts make canvas awnings at home – and that is a fun weekend project, by the way – most prefer to trust industrial production, and there are plenty to choose from. Sunbrella awnings make some pretty impressive canvas awnings, and they are available at a very reasonable rate. These come in a wide variety of dimensions and shapes, and can be easily put up. Sunbrella canvas awnings in fact come in a wide variety of colours as well, and colour coordinating your house in suitable canvas awnings can end up being a lot of fun.

Many people choose to go for custom canvas awnings and it is possible to make your own with a little research on the internet. Canvas for awnings is inexpensive to buy and the choice you can derive from making your own canvas canopy, whether canvas patio awnings of window awnings can make the process of dressing up your house a lot of fun. Make sure to check out the returns policy of your canvas awning supplier because some will not accept returns if you decide to go the cheap route and install yourself.

A little ingenuity can also get you a dome shaped canvas awnings, stretched tightly over a frame. These are reasonably easy to maintain as well, given their shape – although they are obviously not very flexible. Or you can go for the more classic awning type which is rectangular and is probably a safer bet if you are installing yourself and are not that proficient with diy.

Canvas Window Awnings
Canvas window awnings are one of the most popular choices for home and if you do not feel up to the task of making your own then there are many companies who do a great range of canvas canopies.

Sunsetter awnings also offer a wide range of products and models when it comes to canvas awnings. Given the flexibility that is inherent in the material being used (canvas), almost all models offered by Sunsetter are retractable. A little tweaking could also make these models automated – indeed, some of them are. The 900 XT and the 1000 XT models, both of which come in various colours and sizes, are probably the most sensible purchases, and you could of course pick and choose your model depending upon your requirement in terms of size and shape.

Canvas Awnings Tips
While price is central to purchasing canvas awnings, there are some caveats that you should keep in mind. Firstly, canvas awnings have a propensity to attract mildew, especially in damp weather. Therefore, before buying a canvas awning, do keep the climate in your locality in mind – or at any rate, do remember to keep a somewhat regular schedule of maintenance and upkeep. Secondly, unduly harsh climates could ruin the colour on the canvas awnings. Do remember to retract the canvas awning whenever you are not using it.

If you keep these tips in mind though, there is no reason why a canvas awning installation should not work out well for you and enhance your home or camping experience.

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