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Replacement Fabric


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Projection is the length the unit measures from the back of the installation bracket out towards the front bar when fully extended. To give this measurement, measure the roof line (the top of the awning) from the wall to the front bar.

Your cover will automatically include extra fabric to wrap around the roller tube. For this measurement, round up to the nearest full foot.

The overall fabric width is from one end of the cover to the other end (please note that the awning fabric will be 4 to 6 inches NARROWER than the awning width). The valance will automatically be the exact same with as the main cover.

This measurement is crucial so please take your time and get it within a 1/4". Round down to the nearest 1/4" if needed. The cover will include new PVC spline to attach it to the roller tube and the front bar. If they do not fit your unit, please reuse your original PVC spline.

We use only first grade, 100% acrylic Shade and marine grade fabric from Sunbrella. This fabric carries an 8 full year warranty from rot, mildew and excessive fading. The panels are sewn with GORE Tenera thread which carries the same 8 year warranty.

The valance is located on the front of the awning which provides additional solar protection. The fabric is the same as the main body. All the stripes and seams will line up with the main cover. You can select from several styles shown here.

The braid, which is the finished edging on the bottom edge of the valance, is also 100% acrylic and is guaranteed not to fade. The braid is stitched onto the valance.

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The valance slides into a track on the front bar and measures typically 8 inches long. Any valance over 8 inches tall will add to the cost as listed.

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Replace your sun damaged or faded retractable awning fabric with a new 100% acrylic fabric cover from DIY. Fully custom made to your exact specifications, a new awning fabric replacement, featuring Sunbrella fabric will renew your awning in both function and beauty. Buy your replacement fabric cover here and save up to 40%

Replacing Fabric on a Retractable Awning

If you have a retractable awning, you may have already enjoyed and relished it for years. You probably appreciate a nice, shady spot to be outside where you can enjoy the breeze but be protected from the sun’s rays.

However, things can always change when you’re a homeowner, and maybe you want the fabric on the top of your awning to change too. For example, maybe you have recently changed the color scheme of your home and would like your awning fabric to match. Maybe your fabric is getting a little worn or frayed.

DIY Awnings can help. We offer high-quality Sunbrella 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric for retractable awnings, and our online ordering process makes it easy to choose the style, color and measurements of the replacement fabric you need for your retractable awnings.

The Best Awning Fabrics You Can Buy

Awning manufacturers long ago realized that the best awning fabric should be made from synthetic fibers so that it will resist mildew, rot, mold and fading from the sun. Manufacturers such as Gore also enhance the life of an awning cover with synthetic fiber thread named Tenera that is made to stand up to the elements and last as long as the acrylic fabric cover it holds together.

Fabric designed to be used with retractable awnings is also made to roll up well when being extended in and out in a motorized setting.

Things to Remember when Replacing Awning Fabric

When replacing fabric on a retractable awning, you can take the DIY route, but you need to pay close attention to the instructions. Take your time to properly measure your  existing cover while still installed on the frame. Virtually all retractable awning covers shade their overall design making a retractable fabric cover from DIY Retractable Awnings fit virtually any brand of retractable awning.replacing the cover is easy with the instruction or video provides. Two people with proper tools should be able to replace a retractable awning cover in less than an hour.

Shop with us today for the replacement fabric you need to bring your awning back to brilliant color and the best protection from the sun.Call us with any questions you may have about which products to choose for your awning repairs or fabric replacement. We’re here to help homeowners save money on awning and canopy repairs and installations.

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0", 1/4", 1/2", 3/4"