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brooklyner12's avatar

Awning see-through material?

Asked by brooklyner12 (10points) May 6th, 2010

Hi guys, I need a name of that see-through plastic many companies used to make awnings from. The best suggestion would be about WHERE to buy such plastic in NYC area.

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animekoneko17's avatar

There is a material called Sunbrella Fireresist, it is woven out of fire resistant acrylic fibers, that are then waterproofed with sealer. Another awning fabric that may be a bit see-through, but not plastic, is canvas. And there is also a vinyl laminated polyester, this is used for backlit awnings.

grumpyfish's avatar

There’s another one called Textilene—

lilikoi's avatar

Acrylic (plexiglass) and lexan both break down under UV light and get discolored. I would not want to use either in an outdoor environment. Fiberglass is technically not a plastic, and it will not be totally transparent/see-through/clear. I think most ‘see-through’ awnings are made out of polycarbonate. Like this.

grumpyfish's avatar

@lilikoi But lexan is polycarbonate… Flexible see-through plastic awnings are going to be vinyl—

Kayak8's avatar

I got a kennel cover for my dog run from Cabela’s it is black but essentially see through and does a great job of blocking the sun and cooling the area underneath for a nominal cost. I am only aware of this product in black, but the weave is loose enough to see through . . .

YARNLADY's avatar

I believe you might find what you want if you use ‘sunshade fabric’ for your search.

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