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Replacement Awning Fabric Program
If your awning frame is still in good shape just change out the fabric with a custom replacement and save!
3 Easy Steps to Replace Your Awning Fabric
- Measure Old Awning
Measure your current awning dimensions before you contact us.
- Get Pricing
Send us your awning measurements for quick pricing quote.
- Ship Us Your Old Awning Fabric
We template your old awning fabric for a perfect fit every time no matter what awning manufacturer you have.
Step 1: Measure Your Old Awning
Each replacement awning is custom priced based on the fabric and awning dimensions. Please view our instructions for removing awning fabric.
Step 3: Send us your old awning fabric
Once you have place your replacement awning fabric order with us, we will send to you a pre-paid UPS shipping label for you to send your old fabric back to us to use as a template for your new replacement awning. This guarantees a perfect fit every time.
The Replacement Process is Simple
Use our easy 3-step process to get custom replacement fabric for your awning.
- Measure your awning dimensions and contact us using the online form above or call our toll free phone number. We will give you the final price of the replacement awning fabric cost including shipping. You will also choose your new valance style and desired new fabric color. You don't have to stick with the old color! You then prepay for the new custom awning fabric and we will email you a pre-paid UPS label for you to ship us your old awning fabric. We take your old fabric to verify all measurements and to make sure our replacement is an exact match since there are many different awning manufacturers out there and not every awning is built the same way.
- Remove your existing awning fabric. We provide detailed instructions to help you through this process.
- Put the awning fabric in a box and ship it to us using a UPS pre-paid label we send to you upon ordering. Give us 7-14 days turnaround and we will ship back your new awning fabric. It is as simple as that!
As always, please feel free to call us or email us to ask any questions or to find out more about this program works.
Just want to thank everyone for the AWESOME replacement awnings that you made for us. We received them yesterday and they fit perfectly and look great!! ...Thanks again.. ~Allison M.
Sunbrella Lab Test Procedures
The next generation of Sunbrella® awnings and marine fabric is now available offering greater water repellency, improved break strength, and better coverage. This new level of performance is verified through extensive product testing made possible through the efforts of a dedicated and highly skilled research and development team at Glen Raven's Anderson, South Carolina facility. Lab tests have shown that no other fabric on the market today offers a better combination of water repellency and breathability.
To ensure consistency of product quality, stringent tests are routinely preformed:
Hydro-static Pressure Test - the hydro-static pressure test is conducted to make sure Sunbrella® awning and marine fabrics maintain the highest levels of water repellency. This test measures the amount of hydro-static pressure required to force water droplets through the fabric. Testing requires 4, 8 x 8 inch squares of fabric that are cut across the full width of the fabric sample. The sample is placed face side up and centered on the hydro's test machine carriage. A rotating clamp handle is then lower to secure the hydro's head onto the fabric. When the green light on the control panel is activated, the technician starts the test. When three water droplets appear on the fabric, the pause button stops the test and results are recorded. The higher amount of pressure required to produce three droplets, the better the water resistance. When compared to alternative fabrics, Sunbrella® performance exceeds published results and shows excellent water repellency.
Oil Repellency test - the oil repellency test measure the ability of the fabric to resist oil staining. The procedure is conducted across a full-width fabric sample. Using a number five rated oil and dropper, five drops of oil are placed across the fabric width parallel to the filling. The lab technician waits 30 seconds, plus or minus 2 seconds, and then observes whether the oil droplet shows a clear, well-rounded appearance with no wetting, or a rounded drop with partial darkening. Using a tissue paper, the lab technician then touches each drop to absorb the oil from the fabric's surface. This step represents a modified version of this test added for Glen Raven observation.
A failure occurs when three or more of the five droplets show complete wetting or wicking with loss of the contact angle. When compared to other fabrics, Sunbrella's® resistance to oils and other stains is superior.
Rain Test - the rain test is performed to determine water repellency. This test measure the amount of water that penetrates the fabric at impact - predicting the amount of misting that might pass through the fabric when raining. For this test - pre-weighed, test grade blotter paper is joined with an exact cut of fabric and placed into the test assembly into the sink. The fabric face is oriented towards the spray nozzle and the fabric and paper are securely clamped against the test assembly. Once the water level in the clear column maintains a constant level of free, the spray nozzle in turned on, and water sprays the fabric for five minutes. The spray is then turned off, and the fabric and blotter paper are removed from the assembly. The blotter paper is then weighed on lab scales and results are recorded to the nearest decimal place. The tested blotter paper weight minus the original blotter paper weight determines the rain value. Weights are measure in grams and the lower the rain value, the greater the water repellency.
Break Test - the break test is designed to determine the strength of the fabric by testing the force required to rupture the fabric sample. To conduct this test, a pre-cut fabric is placed lengthwise and centered in the machine, then clamped and secured. The lab technician activates the machine by depressing a foot pedal. The machine force pulls the fabric to it's breaking point, while the machine's computer records the results. this test is repeated on a total of three samples.
Additional tests routinely performed on Sunbrella® fabrics include:
Pinhole Analysis - this is a microscopic analysis of fabric instruction that is photographed and then converted into a coverage factor. The image is used to calculate the amount of pinholes in the fabric and the pinholes sizes. This information is then translated into a graphs for statistical measurements and controls. Fewer pinholes is one of the reasons the next generation of Sunbrella® is the best performance fabric on the market. The coverage factor is just one of the many fabric features that assist in minimizing moisture transfer and light transmission.
Extractions - this test determines the amount of oils or spin finishes contained within a yarn or on a gray fabric.
Fourier Transform Infrared Analysis - this equipment measures absorption or reflectance of organic products at different wavelengths. The data provides DNA type information on raw materials for both, quality control on chemicals and analytical research.
Weatherometer - this machine is an artificial weathering apparatus that simulates outdoor conditions at an accelerated rate. Fabrics are tested to conditions that simulate the harshest of environments; including Arizona, with higher temperatures and low moisture, and Florida, with moderate heat and higher moisture. These test are conducted to ensure the best performing fabrics in terms of UV resistance and overall quality after full exposure. These are just a few of the test conducted on all Sunbrella® fabrics. Glen Raven continues to invest in research and development, and quality enhancements to ensure that our fabrics always out preform expectations.