· Valances: These are technically pieces of decorative fabric that hang from the edge of your awning or other shade structure. Valances offer a little more design to your awning and patterns can be scalloped, straight edged, or something custom made.
· Fabric: This is probably the most important part of your awning. Choosing the right fabric takes some research. You should know what color you want, the style, and the kind of fabric you desire. Not all fabrics are the same when it comes to awnings. Some are made of polyester and vinyl, others are acrylic, and more. So, remember when choosing your fabric, it’s about more than the color and style, it’s about the quality. Ask your awning installer/manufacturer which fabric is best for your needs and your environment.
· Frame: The frame of your awning can be made from different materials including aluminum, steel, and more.
· Accessories: Your awning can be decorated with more than just the fabric’s pattern. You can use things like Spears and valances to enhance the look and feel of your awning. Ask your awning installer for other options or discuss custom made ideas.
· Graphics: If you are installing an awning for a business, store, or restaurant, then using graphics is another way to accentuate your shade structure. Printing your company’s logo or name on an awning is a great way to attract attention to your business.