Skylight Awnings: Using Mesh Fabric

September 12, 2016

​Did you know that skylight awnings can be used with mesh fabrics? What does that even mean? For starters, it means that the fabric you use in your skylight awning isn’t confined to just acrylics, polyesters, or vinyl.

Mesh fabrics are flexible when it comes to allowing light to pass through and more. The fabrics are designed to maximize your skylight awning’s versatility. The mesh fabric also creates a different ambience than a standard awning would. The skylight awning can be retracted but with the use of a mesh fabric, you don’t always have to retract it to allow light through. 


Mesh Skylight Awning

Mesh fabrics are great for skylight awning because they allow:

  • Breathability: air flow can circulate through the mesh of the fabric.
  • Light: a small amount of light is allowed through the mesh, but you’re still protected from the harmful rays of the sun because the fabric is UV ray resistant.
  • Flexibility: you can choose when you want to use your mesh fabric panels or when you just want to keep your skylight closed.
  • Creativity: you can combine a mesh skylight awning with a pergola or other shade structure and create something so unique, your friends, family, and even customers will remember it. 
​Using a skylight awning with mesh fabrics is excellent for homes, businesses, and restaurants. Imagine your diners being able to enjoy the day, with a cool breeze passing through your mesh skylight awning; they’ll remember the experience and how comfortable they were while eating.
​​Remember, mesh fabrics can also be used for drop screens, which would work great in combination with your skylight awning. Remember, you don’t have to cut into your roof if you want a skylight, you can always use a skylight awning. These shade structures extend your living or business footprint and allow you the flexibility of taking it down whenever you want. 

Mesh Drop Screen

​Now that you know a little more about the mesh fabrics and skylight awnings, let us know how we can help you. For more information about awnings and shade structures contact American Awning & Blind Co. today. You can also visit us at Or call us at 800-654-5933. Or email us at