How often are you going to use your awning?

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Before choosing your fabric, it’s important to know how your awning is going to be used. Here are three examples to help you decide.

Occasional use:

Occasional use:

You want an awning for your holiday home where you spend two weeks a year. Opt for a lighter "decontextured" fabric (about 270gr/m²). This fabric has lower resistance and sun protection properties but still allows you to enjoy your terrace to the full and lunch with family and friends under your awning. 

Regular use:

Regular use:

You use your awning regularly throughout the year. Choose a solution-dyed acrylic fabric from 290 to 300gr/m² (e.g. Dickson Orchestra fabric). Colorfast, water-repellent and dirt-resistant coated and made with high-tenacity fiber, this technically advanced and resistant fabric is perfectly adapted to frequent outdoor use for homes and businesses. It is long-lasting and weather resistant. 

For a more decorative feel, choose from the subtle and colorful patterns produced by the jacquard weaving technique developed by Dickson (Opera range). These reversible patterns make a refreshing change from traditional stripes. 

Intensive use:

Intensive use:

Do you open your awning at the slightest ray of sunshine and spend hours relaxing or working under it? Try a 360gr/m² solution-dyed acrylic fabric (e.g. Dickson Sunworker open fabric). These fabrics have outstanding properties. They regulate the input of heat and light from the sun, optimize protection against UV rays and offer unbeatable abrasion and tear resistance - all the qualities you expect from a top-of-the-range product. 

For permanent awnings that need to be perfectly waterproof (stores, businesses etc.), we recommend a  solution-dyed acrylic fabric coated on one side (e.g. Orchestra MAX by Dickson). This fabric combines colorfastness with maximum weather resistance.

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