A Complete Fabric Overview

The fabric you choose for your awning, shade, or other protective cover depends on its intended use. Below you'll find an overview of the types of fabric available here at Dave Long Protective Products. For additional information on the fabric of your choice, please visit that dealer's website for details and online swatches.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation. Our experienced team will ensure that your finished product is perfectly customized to meet your unique needs and sense of style.

100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic Fabrics

100% solution-dyed acrylic fabrics are ideal for residential awnings, marine applications, and most outdoor situations. When acrylic is 100% solution-dyed, you get a bright, clear, and colorful fabric that appears the same from either side.

In the solution dyeing process, the color becomes an integral part of the fiber by being added when the fiber is still in liquid form. This gives the awning fabric an unbeatable colorfastness without fading. These fabrics can be woven in a wide variety of solid colors and stripes.

Fabric Brands:
  • Sunbrella
  • Dickson
  • Tempotest
  • Recacril

Vinyl Laminated Polyester Fabrics

Vinyl laminated polyester fabrics are ideal for welded frame awnings with commercial graphics. They work well in sunny, high-humidity areas due to their waterproofing and resistance to UV rays and mildew. They feature a matte finish that's ideal for the adhesion of most types of graphics.

Fabric Brands:
  • Patio 500
  • Weblon Coastline Plus

Back-Lit Vinyl Fabrics

Back-lit vinyl fabrics are ideal for use as commercial awnings that require backlighting. Back-lit fabrics are vinyl-coated polyester fabrics that are specifically manufactured for back-lit applications, assuring uniform light transmission. They feature a glossy finish that's ideal for the adhesion of most types of graphics.

Fabric Brands:
  • Brite Awn
  • Reflections XL
  • Cooley-Brite
  • Nite-Lite
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