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Herculite Patio 500® Awning Fabrics

This high performance composite PVC textile is engineered for commercial and residential awnings and canopies. It incorporates specially formulated flexible polymer technology and a high tenacity polyester substrate.  It is suitable for sewing, welding, digital printing and fabrication by various means common in the awning fabrication industry. In addition to its durability, Patio 500 Awning Fabric is a commercial grade PVC fabric that carries a five (5) year manufacturer’s warranty against UV degradation or fading. It is mildew, stain and dirt-resistant.

Awnings and canopies fabricated with Patio 500 offer their owner confidence that their awning canopy will stay water-proof, tight on the frame and stay inherently fire resistant. With a properly engineered frame support structure, Patio 500 is suitable for year round snow load and wind load requirements. Awnings made with Patio 500 Awning Fabric will provide years of useful weather and sun protection.

Patio 500 is the perfect choice for awnings and canopies, both commercial and residential. This fabric has exceptional resistance to mildew and UV degradation. Patio 500 has a matte finish that combines long-lasting good looks with exceptional dimensional stability and superior strength. Patio 500 fabrics are heat sealable and can be decorated with signage and graphics using various methods including; heat-sealed and inset fabrics, silk screening, hand painting and appliqué.

Patio 500 is made in America and is the ideal PVC composite fabric for awnings and canopies, poolside structures, car shelters, patio covers, walkway coverings, privacy screens, curtains and in-home decorative ceilings, awnings and drapes.  

If you’re looking for tasteful, weather-resistant matte awning fabric, Patio 500® is a durable fabric that will meet your needs. Our matte canopy fabric is custom designed to meet the demands of challenging climates and delivers a crisp, clean look that will last your customers for years to come.

Covering your awnings and canopies with Patio 500® will also give you peace of mind knowing that your awnings are delivering industry-leading performance to your customers.

  • SPF 50+
  • Waterproof
  • Made in America
  • 34 vibrant solid colors
  • Age, fade, dirt and mildew resistant.
  • Five-year manufacturers limited warranty
  • Can be sewn or welded using heat, radio frequency, solvent, hot air or wedge welded
  • Waterproof, dimensionally stable; no shrinkage, stretch, sagging, pocketing or leakage common to woven awning fabrics
  • Flame retardant; CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM E84 Class A, M2
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Safe and Secure

Patio 500® is a flame retardant matte awning fabric. Utilizing the latest in flame retardant technology, Patio 500® fabric provides your customers with the safety and security they need. We know your customers are concerned about protecting their homes and businesses. That’s why we stay up to date with advanced flame retardant techniques, so our fabric always adds to the safety of their buildings.

Long Term Quality

Our fabrics are engineered to last, using advanced fibers and coatings that keep your awnings looking clean and new for the long haul. Durability is one of our top priorities, which is why we developed Patio 500® to be as fresh and stylish as possible. 

We ensure an ideal balance of strength and stretch, so your clients’ residential matte awning fabric won’t shrink, sag, or start to pocket. Patio 500® is made from advanced polyester and vinyl composites that maintain their color and shape for years — even in difficult conditions.

Simple Cleaning

Our residential matte awning fabric is so easy to clean that it often takes one simple wash with a hose to make it look as good as new. Patio 500® is:

  • Waterproof
  • Weather-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Oil-resistant
  • Stain-resistant
  • Mildew-resistant
  • UV-resistant

These properties ensure that your customers’ awnings stand up to the elements and don’t stain or fade. With Patio 500® fabric, their awnings will be simple to maintain and won’t get damaged or worn — adding style and comfort to their building for years to come.

Welcome to the Perfect Fit

Patio 500® uses the latest synthetic fabric technology to ensure it maintains durability while stretching to fit the shape your customers need. This state-of-the-art commercial matte awning fabric wraps seamlessly around curves and corners, delivering a tight look without fraying or wear. The stretch qualities of our advanced fibers create precise fits and give your customers awnings and canopies in every style they want.


Description Vinyl laminated on a woven synthetic fabric.
Weight 17.5 oz. per square yard Width: 61 inches / 154.94 centimeters
Transparency Opaque (some light color shades do offer illumination)
Abrasion Resistance Excellent
Dimensional Stability Excellent
Flexibility Excellent in both hot and cold environments
Flame Resistance Meets California State Fire Marshall Title 19, NFPA-701-99 (Large Scale) 
ASTM E84-81A Flame Spread Rating Class A (15)
Mildew Resistance Excellent
Chemical Resistance Excellent
Water Repellency Excellent – Water Proof
Oil Resistance Excellent
Sewability Excellent
Heat Sealability Excellent. Can be sealed by hot air weg welder or radio frequency bar type.

Care and Cleaning

Patio 500® Awning Fabric is a polyester reinforced PVC fabric that will provide many years of satisfactory service. It is waterproof, flame, mildew, stain and dirt resistant. Patio 500® is dimensionally stable. Properly fastened to the frame, it will retain its trim fit as well as its protective function and aesthetic value. Since no material is impervious to all hazards, proper maintenance is important if maximum life of the product is to be realized. The following maintenance suggestions are offered:

  1. Keep clean. Occasional hosing with clear water will prevent dirt accumulation. Most dirt accumulation can be removed by mild soap, water and a soft scrub brush. Rinse thoroughly. In extreme cases, most dirt can be removed by applying half strength bleach and brushing softly to cover thoroughly the necessary area. Allow solution to remain for two or three minutes, then thoroughly rinse with clear water, protecting surrounding materials or plant growth that might be damaged by the bleach.
  2. In areas particularly conductive to mildew, brush away any visible accumulation of dirt on underside. Mildew can grow on dirt, but does not grow on or attack the Patio 500® vinyl.
  3. Use care during installation, take down and transporting. Frictional heat, particularly at the folds, can damage the surface. Sufficient frictional heat can create holes.
  4. Avoid excessive wind whip or flapping. Normally fastened sections or panels should be rolled or restrained when not in use.

Patio 500 Limited Warranty

Patio 500™ Awning Fabrics are warranted for a period of five (5) years from date of original installation against rot or excessive deterioration, excessive loss of strength or color change if they occur in normal use and exposure, including sunlight and normal atmospheric chemicals. (Some color change is unavoidable due to ultraviolet rays and chemicals in the atmosphere.)

In the unlikely event of failure of fabric during the five (5) year period from date of original installation, we will supply you, the original owner or the provider of your protective fabric accessories with replacement fabric at no charge.

This warranty protects you against damage to the fabric accessories used under normal conditions. It does not cover damage to the fabric from acts of God, vandalism, neglect or improper use.

This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied, and Herculite Products Inc. will not be liable for any consequential or incidental damage. Any implied warranties imposed by law are limited in time to the duration of the expressed warranty.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage, so, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

We’re so confident in the performance and durability of our matte canopy fabric that we offer a five (5) year manufacturer’s limited warranty. Interested in learning more about Patio 500® awning fabrics? Contact us online or give us a call at 800-772-0036 to request a quote.

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Interested in learning more about Patio 500® awning fabrics? Fill out the form below or give us a call at 800-772-0036 to request more information or for a quote for your home or business.
Bay Blue
Bright Red
Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Eggshell Duplex
Dark Green
Designer White
Dusky Blue
Emerald Eggshell Duplex
English Brown
English Brown Eggshell Duplex
Lime Green
Reef Blue
Royal Blue
Slate Gray
Summer Ivy
Terra Cotta
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Awning Fabric Resources

Free Sample Card
Weather-Chek Swatch Card
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Free Whitepaper
Applying Graphics to Awning Fabrics
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Free Welding Guide
Welding Guide: Patio 500
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Free Welding Guide
Welding Guide: Weather-Chek
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Welding Guide: Excel M
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