What is Sunbrella Fabric anyway? Sunbrella is one of the leading manufacturers of performance fabrics for indoor & outdoor upholstery, awnings, and shade systems – and our preferred choice in a competitive world.
Sunbrella supplies some of the best fabric in the world for outdoor furniture and retractable shade covers. They carry a vast array of colors, patterns, textures, and opacities that will make your shade system look fantastic.
Choosing the right fabric when you decide to install a retractable shade system is no small issue. The material you select is the most important component as it’s the barrier between you and the elements, not to mention the fact that it makes an undeniable design statement.
Shade systems rely on the covering to protect your guests and create an atmosphere. That’s why you need the best quality fabric you can get your hands on.
However, you want to avoid waterproof fabric. Why? Because it doesn’t breathe which creates a hot, humid environment under your awning. Although Sunbrella fabric is called water-resistant – it might as well be waterproof.
Sunbrella fabric isn’t coated with chemicals to repel water – rather it is made in such a way that allows air and moisture to escape. This also means awnings made with Sunbrella fabric are cooler!
Sunbrella fabric is woven solution-dyed acrylic with a fluorocarbon finish. The maximum width for Sunbrella fabric is 46″ but it can be ordered in 60″ width if you select a solid color. The top selling points of Sunbrella fabric are as follows:
If you’re looking to imprint your sense of style on your shade system then Sunbrella is the manufacturer for you to consider. You can choose from over 248 colors and patterns. Interior designers love Sunbrella because of the extensive range offered.
Sunbrella is very confident about the quality of its fabric and justifiably so! They use only the best quality materials and are constantly researching new ideas to prolong the life and integrity of their products. This is why they offer a 10-year warranty for heavy outdoor use.
Wind is always an issue when it comes to solar shades and awnings. As you can imagine their design makes them vulnerable to heavy gusts. How your shade system performs in a windy situation should always be a consideration when you purchase a shade system.
We’re happy to report that NuImage takes this issue very seriously. So much so, that they funded their own wind tests for their solar shades and have gone above and beyond to source incredibly strong components for their awnings.
NuImage is confident their awnings and solar shades are able to withstand wind gusts. But the truth of the matter is, you should never “test” your shade systems. The rule of thumb is if you can’t read a newspaper comfortably roll your awning or solar shades in. At the end of the day flying debris is a bigger concern than wind when it comes to stormy weather.
If you’re interested in finding out more about their wind testing, give us a call today at Breslow Home Design Center. We have more information about NuImage Awnings wind resistance.
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