FAQs

Can awnings reduce energy costs in summer?

Yes, according to the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA). "People don’t realize that there are more eco-friendly ways to stay cool.” says Byron Yonce, MFC, chairman of PAMA. “While turning up the air conditioner results in higher energy bills, awnings and shades work with the air conditioner to keep your home cooler and reduce the need for additional energy."

"While turning up the air conditioner results in higher energy bills, awnings and shades work with the air conditioner to keep your home cooler and reduce the need for additional energy."


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Do you repair zippers in bags/covers?

Yes, on most items. [But not on golf bags.]


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Do you sell waterproofing?

Yes, we do.


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What types of covers can you make?

We make a wide range of covers ... including covers for air conditioners, barbecue grills, and more.


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Do you handle tarp hardware for grain trailers?

Yes, we carry a wide variety of parts/hardware like Easy Offs, cranks, etc.


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Can you create privacy or wind screens for fences?

Yes, we have a wide variety of material to use for these applications.


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What do you recommend for cleaning awnings?

Awning and marine fabrics are made of 100% solution-dyed acrylic fiber fabric and should be cleaned regularly before substances, such as dirt, roof particles, etc., are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from the installation.

  • Simply brush off any loose dirt, roof particles, etc.
  • Hose down and clean with a mild solution of natural soap in lukewarm water (no more than 100º F).
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. 
  • Allow to air dry.

For more stubborn cases:

  • Soak the fabric for approximately twenty minutes in a solution of no more than 1/2 cup of a non-chlorine bleach* and 1/4 cup natural soap per gallon of water at approximate 100º F.
  • Rinse thoroughly in cold water to remove all of the soap.

*NOTE: excessive soaking in non-chlorine bleach can deteriorate sewing threads. 

Our recommended product for cleaning awnings is the Iosso Cleaner. Yes, we sell it. You can also use a mild, natural soap, like Soft Soap, or anything without a detergent in it. [DO NOT USE DETERGENTS. You'll want to stay away from harsh detergents, like Dawn Dish Soap.] Once the awning is cleaned, we also recommend retreating it with a waterproofing product, such as Aqua-Tite Green.

Warning: Fabrics made of 100% solution-dyed acrylic fiber, which is a thermoplastic, SHOULD NOT SUBJECTED TO EXCESSIVE HEAT. 

Awning storage: When acrylic fabric is stored, it should be cleaned, allowed to air dry, and stored in a dry, well-ventilated area. 

More: There are other cleaning methods available as well. Please call for more information and guidance.


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Is there anything Canvas Products does NOT do?

While we create (and repair) a wide range of canvas products, there are a few we do NOT do. Here are some of them:

  • Convertible tops (automotive)
  • Repairs to hard-sided luggage and golf bags
  • Any type of upholstery
  • Auto seat belts
  • Lifting sling repairs
  • Jeep or soft tops, doors, clear windows, or zippers

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