Since ancient times, canvas awnings have already been used by Egyptians due to their benefits. During the mid 19th century has increased their popularity due to the improvement of industrial and commercialization. At present times although canvas awnings are challenged with consumers’ preference of synthetic and metal awning covering they are still much used because of its functionality and ease of use.
- It is least expensive compared to other types of window or deck awnings.
- Lightweight and easy to install.
- Compared to synthetic or metal awnings, it requires more maintenance.
- It is much prone to deterioration. Vulnerable to fading of the canvass when exposed to extreme weather or extended exposure to the sun.