For homeowners and businesses, this translates into faded textiles and other fabric damage resulting from sunlight. That’s why when it comes to an awning, UV ray resistance is a must. But, what does this really mean?
So, what does UV ray resistance mean? Technically, it means that the fabric is able to repel the sun’s harmful rays. This means that the fabric, like sunscreen, blocks out the UV rays that would normally come through. Your awning’s ability to repel those rays also means it’s fabric is strong and can last longer than things like basic cotton or canvas.
· Quality of the Fabric: Make sure you find an installer that understand the different types of textiles available and that you get the one that fits your needs and includes UV ray resistance.
· Color: Think about the color your going to use and ask your installer if using opaque or other neutral colors is okay when it comes to UV ray resistance. (Typically, well-made opaque fabrics are UV ray resistant).
· Warranty: Make sure your fabric has a warranty.
· Strength/Tear Resistance: Make sure your fabric is strong and tear resistant. Holes and other tears can let sunlight through and UV rays.
Now that you know a little more about UV ray resistance and your awning, talk to your local professional about installing one today. For more information about awnings, feel free to contact us at American Awning & Blind Co. by visiting us at http://www.americanawningabc.com. Or call us at 800-654-5933. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.