Re-covering : how to change your awning fabric
Re-covering : how to change your awning fabric without hanging your awning
An awning is an excellent way to promote convivial encounters in your outdoor area, all year round. However, the passage of time and the vagaries of weather may cause the fabric to become soiled or damaged, thereby altering its look and the level of sun protection it provides. There is a quick, cost-effective way to refresh and rejuvenate this element of your exterior decoration: re-covering.
[An easy, affordable solution ]
Re-covering is a sustainable procedure, allowing you to replace only what really needs changing. Since you don’t have to change the entire mechanism, it’s readily affordable: on average, a new awning fabric costs just one quarter of the price of a whole new awning. A further advantage is that the new fabric comes with a 5-year guarantee from the awning supplier, so you can be completely confident that your awning will enjoy an extended lifespan. After a meeting given over to measurements and fabric selection, the supplier will act swiftly. It only takes a couple of hours to change a fabric, including any final adjustments. If you’d like to avoid the longer queues associated with the busy season for suppliers, it’s a good idea to anticipate the return of fine weather by carrying out your fabric update in winter. This will ensure that you’re fully protected in good time to make the most of the first rays of sunshine.
[A decorative asset for your outdoor area]
Setting aside the practical benefits, recovering is the ideal opportunity to breathe fresh life into your outdoor space. Yesterday’s choices may not be those of today. A new awning fabric is a chance to modernise and harmonise your premises with different designs and colour schemes.
With solid colours, stripes, motifs and contrasting or natural colours, Dickson can supply over 200 fabrics in line with current decoration trends, offering harmonious options for dressing any outdoor space. This makes Dickson awnings a great way to refresh an choose the protection of a Dickson awning.
The fabric for a Dickson awning is made of solution-dyed acrylic fibres. This process, which incorporates pigments directly into the actual fibre, gives colours an improved resistance to UV and bad weather while guaranteeing colour fastness for 10 years. All of which makes our fabrics the perfect choice for those seeking a durable, high-end product – a designer fabric that adapts well to regular use outdoors and is therefore a practical solution for use at all times, throughout the year. Dickson offers a number of ranges of durable, high-performance awning fabrics, with varying technical characteristics to suit all requirements including UV protection, light control, ease of maintenance and more. For 200 years, Dickson has been manufacturing all its fabric ranges in its own plant in Wasquehal in northern France. Here, 350 employees continue a long-standing tradition of expertise, delivering quality products made in France.