The Fabulous Sunbrella Umbrella
This entry was posted on May 18, 2015.
It's no mystery that an attractive market umbrella added to a backyard or a commercial setting can transform it into a luxury destination. However, what many people may not realize is the choice of an umbrella has a significant impact on the success of their outdoor space. Find out why Sunbrella umbrellas are in a class of their own.
Umbrellas made from Sunbrella fabrics are a standout. Not only is Sunbrella the most popular outdoor fabric in the United States, they are also becoming increasingly popular worldwide as the 'must-have' fabric for beauty and durability.
The Sunbrella umbrella is available in a wonderful range of colors that range from classic neutrals through to striking black. It also co-ordinates beautifully with Sunbrella cushions and accessories, all woven from the same fabric.
An umbrella made with Sunbrella fabric is not your typical umbrella. Sunbrella fabrics have a lifespan ten times longer than other conventional fabrics. In addition, they have long-term fade resistance, even with direct sun exposure. Incredibly resistant to stains, they are super easy to clean and will stand up to extreme weather conditions, even after years of use.
What's more, Sunbrella guarantees their products for 5 years. This is the best-backed warranty in the industry. The warranty program applies to both colorfastness and fabric strength and provides 100% replacement value of the fabric into the fifth year of service.
The gorgeous range of colors available in Sunbrella umbrellas easily makes your outdoor room an extension of your indoor design. More importantly, however, the manufacturer of Sunbrella fabrics makes them distinct from other fabrics.
Typically, manufacturers color outdoor fabrics by adding the dye to the surface of the fabric. However, the dye only penetrates the outside layer and easily fades over time. Sunbrella fabrics, on the other hand, are 100% solution-dyed acrylic. This means, they color the acrylic fibers during the manufacturing process, and as a result, the color locks into the fibers, preventing loss of color.
Sunbrella umbrellas are not just waterproof they are 'water repellent.' During the finishing process, the fabric is treated with a fluorocarbon finish, which enhances water repellency. In addition, Sunbrella fabrics are woven, making them highly breathable with the ability to dry quickly.
Maximum Sun Protection
You cannot beat a Sunbrella umbrella for maximum sun protection. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, they block the sun's harmful UV rays, preventing sun damage to the skin. It is not surprising that they rapidly becoming the number one choice for shading over swimming pools and children's playground areas.
Environmentally Friendly Shading
For decades, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, the makers of Sunbrella fabrics, have been committed to protecting the environment. They produce high-quality and high-performance textiles while still endeavoring to protect the earth, air, and water, in the best way possible.
One of their initiatives includes recycling pre and post-consumer Sunbrella waste products and re-using them for a range of recycled products. Another is their distinctive coloring process. It is free of harmful waste, with reduced wastewater and decreased energy consumption.
Moreover, Sunbrella fabrics have certification from Greenguard. Recognized as contributing to healthy indoor air, their fabrics are very low emitting products.