Tenara Thread and the Importance of the Seam 

May 20, 2015

When it comes to buying an awning, you’re more concerned with things like the structure, shape, and the look of your investment. But remember, the basic building blocks of your awning start with the fabric and thread used to construct it.

The most basic element of your awning is probably the thread. You might be wondering why you should care about what kind of thread is used in your awning. Well, it’s actually quite important! The thread is what keeps the fabric together and tight on the frame. If it’s not strong, durable, and reliable, then your awning will eventually fall apart. 

Also, keep in mind your seams needs to last and using the right thread will help ensure longevity. Seams are an essential part of any fabric construction; they hold the fabric together and help give it its shape. Using strong and durable thread for your seam is really a must if you’re looking for a product that will stand up to the elements.

Tenara Thread for your Awning, Canopy, or Retractable

Remember, not all threads are created equally. Some are just made of cotton and using simple thread like this on an awning may not be ideal. In fact, they may not make good seams for awnings or any product that goes outdoors. Remember, your awning is out in the sun all day and if your thread isn’t strong then your awning isn’t as strong. Keep in mind your awning and its accompanying seams can get worn down if it’s not UV ray resistant or weather-proof. If your thread breaks down then your awning breaks down. That’s why it’s important to use sewing thread that features UV ray resistance and weather-proof qualities. 

Tenara Sewing Thread by Gore-Tex

So, when it comes to awning thread, what should you consider using? American Awning & Blind Co. uses GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread because of its reliability, strength, and guarantee the thread will outlast the fabric it’s sewn into! Tenara thread is built with UV resistance and not coated with an additive or chemical that eventually wears off. The thread is also weather-proof and remains flexible and strong even in hot or cold weather. The thread is also water-proof and even resists acid rain, salt water, pollution, snow and freezing! Imagine having thread this strong keep your awning fabric together and tight on your frame! 
For more information about awnings and awning thread visit us at www.americanawningabc.com to check out our products and services. Or if you have questions or need some advice about how to utilize or enhance your outdoor living space, give us a call at 800-654-5933.