Choosing an awning can be a daunting task. With so many manufacturers how can a homeowner know which product is best for their home? And which product is manufactured to resist fading? After all, once you’ve selected that perfect design and colour that will complement your home and yard it’s important that it keeps looking great, year after year. In our experience, we recommend the Sunbrella brand to our customers. Sunbrella fabric provides a wide range of colours and styles, and the fabric will withstand fading, year after year.
How does Sunbrella keep their fabric colours looking great while resisting fading? Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured using acrylic yarn that is 100% solution-dyed. The manufacturing process of solution-dying is to add colour to the acrylic fibers while they are still in a liquid state. This means that each individual fibre is dyed the brilliant colour that you see. When each fibre is dyed it locks the colour into the fabric giving the fabric a longer life as well as being easy to clean. Other fabric manufacturers simply dyed the surface of the fabric only. With this approach, the heat of the sun, wet rain and snow and drying winds can fade the colour in the fabric over time. With Sunbrella fabrics, the damage normally caused by severe weather is minimized, meaning homeowners can enjoy their Sunbrella awing for many years without the fear of fading fabric colours.
Sunbrella fabric is the most suitable choice for any awning. Sunbrella will withstand many years of severe, harsh climates such as heavy rains, wind, ice, snow and the hot sun, due to the high resistant quality of the acrylic yarns.
In addition to Sunbrella fabric’s ability to resist fading, it also is very resistant to multiple stains, including; grape juice, blood, bird droppings, mildew, grease and more. The mildew resistant property of Sunbrella awnings is due to the woven fabric which allows moisture to escape. This will also resist mildew buildup on your deck or patio. Sunbrella fabrics come with 5 Year Warranty.
Reduce Skin Cancer Risk with Sunbrella Awnings
Another great reason to choose Sunbrella awnings is that they provide up to 98% UV protection. This means that you and your family will be protected from harmful effects of the sun when using your Sunbrella awning. Did you know that Sunbrella fabrics have been recognized by the by The Skin Cancer Foundation, which is an international organization that is dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer. This organization has awarded Sunbrella fabrics the “Seal of Recommendation”. Keep in mind when choosing your Sunbrella awning colour that whites and lighter coloured fabrics will provide somewhat less protection than the darker coloured fabrics. The protective factor of Sunbrella fabric is inherent to the product. It will not be reduced overtime through usage or exposure to the sun.
So as you can see, if you want an awning that will retain its bright colour throughout the years, Sunbrella fabric is the best choice you can make.
If you are interested in an awning for the Ottawa area, contact Jans Awnings and Rollshutters today! From fabric awnings to aluminum awnings, we can install an awning to match your needs and style.