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What is the difference in practice between your different Paraflex canopy fabrics?

Posting date: 3rd August 2010 13:58

The Paraflex Premium fabric is our best selling fabric. It is made from an 200g Garlon premium quality washable fabric. It has a 3 year limited warranty. We buy these in much larger quantities than the Sunbrella and the Classic canopies, particularly in the Ecru or natural colour, so we can pass on a very good price to our customers. Personally, I think it is well worth investing in the extra money over the Classic canopy.

The Paraflex Sunbrella fabric is our top of the range fabric and the most expensive. It is extremely good. Where is really scores above the Premium is in its fade resistance, so if you are going for a dark colour, you will get a longer life out of the canopy. The colours are unusual, however, so do not fit with all settings. I can send you swatches if you would like them. Some of the colours are on a 2 week lead time as the majority of customers opt for the Premium canopy

The Paraflex Classic fabric is our most economic fabric. It is made from 160gm polyester which is not as strong as acrylic, and is shinier in texture and look as well. It has a 1 year limited warranty and comes in Ecru or natural only.

The Paraflex Shadow fabric is an 100% textilene (polyester yarn coated with PVC). It allows you to see through the fabric to the landscape beyond. I have had customers who buy them who want some shade and UV blocking, but have such a lovely view they do not want to obsure it altogether! Obviously, the shade is dappled and the UV protection reduced.

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