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Suggestions Awning repair

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by SureFireSG, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. SureFireSG

    SureFireSG New Member

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    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! 2EF938B9-D0B6-49BB-A2B9-DCDD5CD704B6.jpeg
     
  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    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.


    JB
     
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  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    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.
     
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  4. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    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.
     
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  5. unclebun

    unclebun Very 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.
     
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  6. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    that things looks like it might be backlit...or was! You cant patch that sir its time to recover
     
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  7. SureFireSG

    SureFireSG New Member

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    Thanks everyone for your feed back, I'll let him know its toast and suggest other options!
     
  8. Veeti

    Veeti New Member

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    My awning tore at the attachment point about 10 years ago. I didn't trust the repair tape so I hand sewed it with Braided
    fish line (Fireline), then covered it with repair tape. About a year later the other side tore, so I did the same. Both are still holding.
     
  9. Veeti

    Veeti New Member

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    A few people might look for sun shelter and beauty in awnings, while others may look at adjustment features and installation methods. Measure the length of the surface in the locations where you want to install awnings. You can check on Beonhome for more info.
     
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