The addition of a patio awning brings a whole range of benefits to the home, providing shade in the heat, shelter in the drizzle and creating a great area for hosting your family and friends. The market has developed hugely, with traditional awning designs being developed so homeowners can choose from a wide range of options to suit their personal preferences.

To help you narrow down the options, we delve into some of the best materials for awnings available so you can pick out the best design for your home, from both a functionality and aesthetic perspective.


Being the best material for awnings with a more luxury finish, acrylic awnings are particularly long lasting. A common misconception is that acrylic refers to the plastic feeling fabric with a cheaper appearance, but acrylic is made up of fine threads and appears as a thick, soft material. The fabric can be dyed so customers can choose a design that suits their style, or businesses can maintain their brand image with ease. Acrylic is popular as it can withstand the test of time, not fading in the sunlight or being damaged easily.


For a more permanent solution, glass verandas are a popular choice in households. The strong frame extends to the floor for sufficient support and the unique glass top provides a striking appearance, a long-lasting investment to the household that can be enjoyed for many more years to come. Although a veranda can arguably not be classed as an awning, the addition of a sophisticated shelter which provides cover without blocking out the natural light and sunshine is a popular choice for many. Glass makes the best material for awnings for those who want to create a premium feel, adding a touch of class which compliments the aesthetic of traditional properties.

The best material for awnings will completely vary from customer to customer, depending on the location, style and features required. If you would like to learn more about the different types of awnings we have available at Regal Awnings, do not hesitate to contact us to order your brochure. We offer many different systems which are made to order so you can find the perfect fit in your design of choice, with a 5 to 10 year guarantee so you can be sure that your newly installed awning is designed to last. If you’d like any expert recommendations for your property, our friendly team are always on hand to offer some advice.