Actual canvas fabrics have been replaced by products made from woven acrylic, polyester or blends of acrylic polyester and cotton. They are still commonly referred to as canvas and there are many variations available. Canvas comes in a greater variety
of patterns and colors than vinyl does. It is regarded as an upscale fabric and just like vinyl, has its advantages and disadvantages. Canvas is breathable, meaning that air can flow through the fabric, encouraging evaporation of rainwater and condensation which results in cooler temperatures under the awning. Canvas is certified to be water resistant rather than waterproof. The fact that it is breathable material does not mean that water flows through it, but in a heavy rain you may experience an occasional drip. The solution dying process is done while the acrylic is in a liquid state so that the color becomes an integral part of the fabric. Canvas is typically used for awnings, canopies, and cabanas. (Click logos below to view available fabric colors).