Fabric patio covers are cool and attractive, making them a popular choice for many homeowners.
Fixed Vs. Retractable
Fixed fabric awnings are often referred to as sails or shades. They can be triangular, rectangular, or another custom shape to fit the patio below. For a larger patio cover, sails and shades are usually attached to a frame along the edges and stretched taut enough so they don't collect moisture. They may also slant toward one side so condensation can roll off.