Originally Posted by Donna D.
If you sew (I don't), I know you can purchase the screen fabric at places like JoAnn's. Just would need to figure out the "hanger" part.
Several, items. You can buy a screen from Carefree website or other sites for about $100. You can also get side panels. The material is really stiff, however and they are expensive. If you want to make one, you can attach it to the front part of the awning in several ways. You can buy awning spline ("The hanger Part") here at Sailrite (Awning & Sling Chair Spline Cording
) and loop fabric over it e.g. screen mesh, fabric, whatever you want, and sew the spline into a pocket which will then slide into the groove on the rolling part of your awning. The two additional pictures on Sailrites web page show you how the spline goes in the fabric AND they show the roller that the spline goes in.
The other idea is that you could use what we use, which is the little splines you buy at Camping World to attach lights. These also slide into the groove and you can attach whatever fabric you want to those as well. We use an IKEA shower curtain attached to these and the beauty of these, as opposed to the spline, is that you can draw the sunshade to one side or the other.
So, several methods if you are the least bit handy and don't want to spend $100+ for the front and side sun screens from Carefree.