Slide-on-wire awnings are versatile, they allow you to control the amount of light and shade you get by sliding fabric panels open and close. These products are great for outdoor dining areas and even your backyard.
But, what kind of fabric should you use for the fabric panels? What are your options? In this blog we’re going to talk about two options: Mesh and Acrylic.
Mesh fabric allows for air/wind/breeze to pass through while still providing shade and UV ray protection. This fabric also allows a little bit of light to come through but not so much that you’re not being shaded. Mesh fabric is ideal for areas that need air to circulate, like at restaurants and other outdoor areas. (Think bars and lounging areas at hotels). But remember, because the material is mesh, there is the possibility that water can trickle through.
Acrylic fabrics are denser but still allow air to pass through; the fabric is “breathable” and yet still retains the qualities UV ray resistance. This fabric is great for restaurants and homes as well. Also, acrylics can be dyed and the color tends to last. Grommet holes are added to this fabric to allow water to pass through after is rains.