Sunbrella Fabric - A Smart Choice for Patio Umbrellas
Sunbrella fabric - Not all fabrics are created equal and when it comes to creating shade in the middle of summer and protection from harmful UV rays,
buying umbrellas and awnings made with Sunbrella cloth is the way to go! Why? Because Sunbrella delivers on the most important elements of outdoor living: 1. Being able to withstand the elements. 2. Protecting you and your family from the elements.
While Sunbrella is a fabric popularly used in RV, marine, and casual outdoor furniture, it is also a top fabric choice for patio umbrellas, patio furniture cushions, shade canopies, and patio awnings. Look for the Sunbrella label when buying a patio umbrella. Or, if buying online, check to see that the umbrella fabric is Sunbrella material, or another quality outdoor fabric. Here is what you can expect from Sunbrella fabrics
Sunbrella cloth is tough, durable and can handle outside conditions
The elements: Sunbrella is a solution dyed fabric that resists fading in harsh sunlight, great for those sunny climates! For the rainy climates, Sunbrella material is mildew resistant (keep the fabric clean as mildew can grow on dirty surfaces). As for water repellency, Sunbrella cloth is only water resistant.
Protection: Save your skin from the sun! Sunbrella provide sun protection with up to 98% UV protection from the harmful effects of the sun depending on depth of color. Whites and lighter colored fabrics provide less protection than darker fabrics.
Note: Fabric water repellency and mildew resistance is dependant on care and cleaning. You must clean the fabric as necessary to prevent mildew. To maintain water resistance you may need to retreat the material with a water repellant treatment. For more information about Sunbrella care and fabric, visit their website.