Purchasing a window canopy is a fun experience. With the right coloring, pattern, and style, a window awning can truly make your home stand out from others in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, though, there’s more to awnings than just their looks. When they’re made from the right materials, awnings can last for years to come – but when they’re made from the wrong materials, awnings often need repair and replacement on a frequent basis because of the persistence of Mother Nature. Durability, then, is something to look for when shopping for a window canopy.
And, when it comes to an awning’s durability, fabric is something to pay close attention to. Awning fabric is often woven from fibers that can be classified as either being organic or synthetic. Because of their chemical structure, organic fibers (i.e. cotton and wool) are a good host for mold and mildew, which must be cleaned off lest they grow and destroy the fabric. Synthetic fibers, on the other hand, are resistant to mold and mildew growth, which translates to less maintenance on your part, and a longer lasting window canopy as a whole.
At Sun Systems Enterprises, we’re committed to providing our customers with durable, low-maintenance shading solutions. Our fabric is woven from 100 percent solution-dyed synthetic fiber and our awnings are supported by sturdy metal frames that are powder coated in a finish that’s four to eight times thicker than paint. Thanks to this special finish, our frames are more resistant to scratching and rusting than similar frames coated with regular paint.