The original electric shade awning fabric lasted about 7 years on our RV. We have used it constantly for the past 3 years and it started getting holes and seam separation. Warren ordered new fabric for our big patio awning and the 2 slide toppers. Between rain showers, We got the old fabric off today in preparation for Gabe and Derek to help Warren install the new fabric tomorrow. Step by step its not a bad job except for all that ladder work.