How To Plan Your Awning for Summer

Spring is in full swing, and summer is right around the corner. As you prepare to spend more time outdoors, consider adding an awning to elevate your outdoor living area. Awnings made with Sunbrella Shade fabrics deliver maximum comfort and protection, turning your patio into a beautiful retreat.  

A backyard patio area with wicker furniture shaded by a blue awningA backyard patio area with wicker furniture shaded by a blue awning
Awnings are a great addition to outdoor spaces where you like to entertain

 

Imagine Your Outdoor Sanctuary 
The very first step in thinking about a shade structure for your home is to assess what you want and need. Awnings come in all shapes and sizes, with custom options available through many fabricators and retailers. Make your awning do even more with a retractable option for protective shading when you need it, and open air when you don’t. 

A screenshot of the Sunbrella Shade Studio tool showing a house with a virtual awning and a list of fabric options to choose fromA screenshot of the Sunbrella Shade Studio tool showing a house with a virtual awning and a list of fabric options to choose from
The Sunbrella Shade Studio has hundreds of fabrics to choose from to help you find the perfect fit for your home

 

Sunbrella® Shade Studio 
Not sure where to start? The Sunbrella Shade Studio can help! Our Shade Studio helps you visualize what an awning made with Sunbrella fabric could look like on your home. Choose one of our preset images or upload your own image to begin. You select a frame color and then choose from a wide variety of Sunbrella fabrics to envision your new outdoor addition.  

 

A striped awning shades a set of patio furnitureA striped awning shades a set of patio furniture
Awnings add comfort and protection to your outdoor spaces

 

How To Get an Awning 
There are several options for how to go about purchasing an awning for your home. Sunbrella partners with the best in the industry—companies like Eclipse Shading Systems, Rainier, or Sunsetter—providing fabric for beautiful awnings and shade structures for residential homes.  
 
Learn more about Shade fabrics for outdoor living to find more partner retailers you can shop and discover the benefits of an awning with Sunbrella fabric.  

A close up view of a grey awning with white and orange pinstripesA close up view of a grey awning with white and orange pinstripes
Sunbrella features an extensive range of colors and styles to ensure you’ll find a fabric that fits your needs

 

Why Sunbrella?  
Sunbrella has been a leader in the industry for over 60 years, which means we know how to make your shade structures exceptional.  
  
Our wide selection of fabric options includes classic bar stripes, vibrant hues, textured neutrals, and more. And each style is supported by lasting performance you can count on. Sunbrella shade fabrics are engineered to last because they’re:  

  • UV Protective & Fade Proof: Durable fibers are saturated with Color to the Core™ technology and UV stabilized pigments, ensuring our fabrics won’t fade or become damaged due to the sun’s harsh rays.​  
  • Stain & Water Resistant: Sunbrella fabrics are engineered with built-in stain and moisture resistance.​  
  • Mold & Mildew Resistant: Should exposure to dirt, debris, or other environmental elements cause mold or mildew to occur, you can easily spot clean with a bleach solution.​ 
  • Easy to Clean: Engineered to maintain their integrity, Sunbrella fabrics are easy to clean, even with bleach!​  

 

Sunbrella Shade for Your Home 
When it comes to your home, you should never settle for less. Investing in your own space is of utmost importance and creating a beautiful space for your family to enjoy is always a priority. Get started today and let Sunbrella help you create your own personal outdoor oasis with reliable, durable, and beautiful fabric options to make your dreams a reality.