Suggestions Awning repair


New Member
I have a customer looking to repair a fairly old awning that has ripped on the top. I am fairly new to awnings and I’m not sure if this is something over my head, or something really simple.

I was thinking of taking it down, and sewing in a long patch of new material across it and sewing it all back together.

I’ve also attached a picture of the damaged awning.

thanks in advanced!

James Burke

Being a grandpa is more fun than working
Take it off completely or totally replace it. It's so badly faded that it'll look like a patchwork quilt, unless that flap of material at the top is what used to be in front. But even then, the material is so badly UV damaged that I'd doubt the stitching would hold.



Premium Subscriber
Not to mention, almost all the seams need repairs. I doubt it'll work without a hitch and the owner will hold you responsible. Not to mention the egg crates underneath look bad, too. Be better to tell the guy, it has to be replaced with a new one or something more up-to-date.


I'd replace it with a slightly shorter awning, you can see how this one goes above the roofline, and probably leaked since day one.


Active Member
I think this was covered in Matthew 9:16. "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse." (NIV)

The old awning is toast. Repair is futile.