The right awning fabric can significantly affect your home’s beauty and value. Due to the number of material choices on the market, it can be difficult to choose one that best suits your home’s style and needs. ArmorGuard Exteriors, the trusted contractor, suggests some expert tips to help you choose the best fabric for your retractable patio awning:

Your Home’s Style and Location

Since your awnings would be located on your home’s exterior, it’s important to choose a material that will complement its location. For instance, if you live in woodland areas, consider neutral and earthy hues that would blend in with the space. Alternatively, bright and bold tones look best on sunny seashores or poolside patios. If you have doubts regarding colors, you can always choose black-and-white stripes that complement every home’s style.

Some fabrics also complement specific architectural styles. Traditional homes would benefit from neutral, navy, or forest green retractable awnings while stripes look best on Colonial homes. Meanwhile, beige and salmon stripes highlight the appeal of southwestern- or stucco-style homes. Add softness to contemporary homes with awnings that feature scalloped edges.

Your Preference

Do you want your awnings to blend in or stand out? You can make your awnings the focal point of your home’s exterior by choosing an eye-catching color and pattern. Additionally, make sure you choose a pattern that’s proportionate to your home’s size. Small stripes would look too busy on a large fabric while wide stripes can easily overwhelm a small ranch. Remember to choose valances that complement your property for a harmonious exterior.

Your Home’s Current Design

Several elements of your home’s exterior like the roof, siding, or trim are hard to replace so be sure you consider them when choosing a fabric. You can select a material that complements or contrasts with your existing design. Remember to not be too drastic in your choices, as you don’t want your new awnings to stand out negatively.

Having difficulty with your color selection? Turn to an expert like ArmorGuard Exteriors. We also offer retractable hurricane screens that can improve your home’s protection. Call us today at (904) 872-1712 to learn more about our products and services. You can also request a consultation by filling out our contact form.