How long will my awnings last?

That question is like asking “How long will my new car last?” The answer to that is, “Don’t use it, leave it in the garage, and it can last a lifetime!” It depends on so many factors.

Keeping dirt off your awnings helps a lot since mildew forms on dirt. Today’s fabric fibers resist mildew but will last longer if kept free of mildew-enhancing substances.

When cleaning or removing debris from your awning, don’t use a sharp object that can create a hole in the awning. When rinsing or cleaning, use a soft brush; use only light pressure around the stitching area, since that is more subject to wear than the fabric.

Use a non-detergent cleaner. For more complete instructions on maintenance and cleaning, visit

Buy a quality item from us as it will last longer.

What kinds of fabrics are available?

When someone walks in and says, “I need some canvas,” our first question is, “How are you planning to use it?” We stock hundreds of fabrics for an endless variety of uses. Fiber content, weave, fabric finish, flame retardancy and color all contribute to making certain fabrics suitable for specific applications. Call or email us and let us find the best fabric for your needs.

How do I clean my awning?

Don’t do anything until you check with us! For many fabrics the warranty is voided if it is cleaned improperly. Regular cleaning is better than infrequent cleaning. If you need it cleaned professionally, check with us; we can refer you to professional cleaners in your area.

Can you put letters or my logo on my awning?

Our graphics department is second to none! Our designers work with professional sign-making equipment and software. Almost every commercial awning that goes out the door has some kind of graphic. Talk to our designers; they can tell you what format works best for importing your logo.

How long will it take to build my awning?

The sooner you call us to get us started, the sooner we can get it done for you. We do our best to meet customer’s schedules but time of year does make a difference. ¬†For example, a call April thru July will get you a little longer wait time than a January – March call would. Every customer is important to us, so give us a call and let us show you what we can do for you!.