You may wonder, what is an acrylic awning? An acrylic awning is a patio cover or awning where the cover is made entirely of an acrylic material. The acrylic material often used, is a very durable plastic – in fact it is 250 times stronger than glass. An acrylic awning is also lighter than glass, and you don’t have to worry about it easily cracking or breaking.
Having an acrylic cover allows more light through than a patio cover with aluminum. You can also choose to have your patio cover part aluminum and part acrylic skylights. This is quite a popular combination as it provides some shade, and some light.