Shade Canopies > Fabric Options
General Fabric Information
The fabrics contain literally millions of tiny spaces that allow air to flow freely through. This "breathing" effect reduces temperatures beneath by up to 25% when compared to direct sunlight, while providing up to 98% UV protection. The fabrics have been specifically developed to be extremely strong and stable for use in tension shade products. Through ongoing research the fabrics meet stringent criteria to ensure uncompromising strength, integrity and performance in virtually any weather extreme.
Is the fabric waterproof?
The fabric is a mesh shade cloth and while it keeps off 80% of water, a heavy rain will come through as a fine mist. The advantage of a good shade cloth over a waterproof fabric is that it breathes and is much cooler underneath. Due to this "breathing" feature, it is much easier to clean and will last longer.