If you’re looking to embark on your very own DIY awning or shade project, Sailrite® is the best place to get started. We have an excellent selection of awning fabric and supplies that you can use to create one-of-a-kind outdoor shades, canopies and awnings. Our collection of material includes options made by industry leaders like Sunbrella® and Phifertex®, so you can count on long-term, all-weather performance regardless of the demands. Awning fabric should be built to endure the elements — especially constant exposure to sun and moisture — with easy-cleaning performance and beauty. You’ll find options that meet those specifications at Sailrite.
We offer vinyl mesh outdoor shade canopy fabric that’s perfect for your DIY mesh sun shade canopy or pergola canopy as well as fabrics made from more traditional, weather-tough materials like acrylic, polyester and polyethylene to ensure that your shades and awnings stand the test of time. Vinyl mesh is a top-notch choice for awning applications because it provides excellent stability and flexibility in all climates. Phifertex Plus Vinyl Mesh Fabric, for example, is made from a 100% vinyl-coated polyester woven mesh that offers the ideal blend of strength and stability. It’s also coated with an antimicrobial protector to prevent the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
When you think of mesh, you may think of a transparent material. However, our high-tech vinyl mesh fabrics are engineered for exceptional sun blocking capabilities with tight, opaque weaves, so they won’t let excessive light in. When choosing a fabric for your awning, pergola canopy or shade sail, you want to make sure you select the right mix of sun-shading and water-resistant properties to suit your needs. To get in-depth guidance on which style best fits your priorities, read our Outdoor Fabric Selection Guide. As one of the industry’s top DIY awning suppliers, Sailrite is always on hand for the best awning-making guidance, resources and supplies.