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Updated by Meagan Hollman on Mar 18, 2013
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10 Reasons to Choose Sunbrella Fabric

If you want to keep out of the sun and have an awning that will last for ages, you need the best quality of fabric. You could go with the traditional cotton canvas that’s been used for awnings in Utah for over a hundred years. It will certainly keep you shaded, but it will eventually succumb to the elements and fall apart. Unlike traditional fabrics, there are many reasons why you should choose Sunbrella fabric for your awnings and for your outdoor patio furniture.

1

Fade Proof Color.

Fade Proof Color.

Sunbrella fabric is made with 100% solution dyed acrylic yarns, making it about twice as fade resistant as printed acrylic fibers or polyester print fabrics. Utah awnings made with the printed fabrics are like radishes; they have a beautiful red color on the outside, but when you cut into them, they’re white and colorless. Sunbrella fabrics, on the other hand, are like carrots; they have a rich color all the way through.

2

Water Resistant.

Water Resistant.

Sunbrella fabrics don’t absorb water, so when a storm blows over your Utah home, you don’t have to worry about reeling in your awnings to keep them dry. Sunbrella fabrics dry quickly, so when the rainstorm passes, you can go outside to breathe in that luscious after-rain smell without sitting in a puddle on your lawn chair. And unlike its cotton predecessor, Sunbrella fabric won’t shrink when it’s washed.

3

Breathability.

Breathability.

Ever been under an awning that made the air feel hot and muggy? Sunbrella fabrics are woven to be breathable. They’ll block the sun, but allow a light breeze to keep you both shaded and cool.

4

Mildew Resistant.

Mildew Resistant.

Mildew is a nasty way fabrics get ruined. Sunbrella fabric is synthetic, not organic like cotton, so it won’t support the growth of mildew.

5

Marine Grade.

Marine Grade.

Marine grade Sunbrella fabrics are ideal for boat covers and bimini tops because they’re mildew and water resistant.

6

Stain Resistant.

Stain Resistant.

If you have little kids, spills and stains are inevitable. Luckily, that great purple grape juice stain can be easily removed with mild soap, warm water and a soft bristle brush. If the stain is tough, you can be tougher and use mild bleach.

7

Durability.

Durability.

Awnings made with Sunbrella fabric are strong and durable so that whenever freak Utah wind storms hit, you won’t have to worry about them easily tearing.

8

UV Protection.

UV Protection.

Sunbrella fabrics are coated with special UV protection, so awnings don’t just keep you shaded from the Utah sun; they keep you safe from sunburns and resulting health threats.

10

Environmentally Friendly.

Environmentally Friendly.

Sunbrella fabrics don’t contain PVC (Polyvinyl chloride), also known as The Poison Plastic, which is environmentally damaging, produces toxic chemicals and is linked to causing cancer. Sunbrella has been certified by GREENGUARD Environmental Institute as being safe for your family. Sunbrella is environmentally friendly because it is made with both recycled fabric and virgin fibers.

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Multicolored.

Multicolored.

Sunbrella fabrics come in myriad colors, textures and designs. You’ll never have to sacrifice style.