Why the Right Shade Fabric is important to Your Shade Structure

For the people who know us and who have worked with us, it’s no surprise why we are a leading manufacturer of quality shade canopies, sails and umbrellas for commercial needs. With over 20 years of experience, we design top quality shade structures for fabricators and installers nationwide. From powder coated steel frames to durable, high-quality fabrics, every element of our shade structures is designed with the architect, fabricator, installer, and end consumer in mind.

For this reason, you will never find the same quality of work, craftsmanship, and durability that our products have, anywhere else. 

While other shade structure manufacturers may be tempted to using lower quality shade fabric due to cost or profit, we believe in only producing a high-quality product that you can design and build confidently.

Here are 3 reasons why we use Alnet Extrablock fabric in our shade structure:

1. Main Construction. Unlike other shade fabrics currently on the market, Extrablock shadecloth has a knitted construction that allows for equal elongation and a lower profile.

Extrablock is smoother and less bulky than any of the fabrics of this capacity currently on the market. Extrablock’s lower profile not only aids in fabrication but it allows a speedier production and minimizes potential error,” says Alnet President Patrick Lane.

2. Fire Resistant Properties. One of the industry’s highest and most difficult certifications to acquire is the California Fire Marshal certification. Not only does Extrablock possess that certification but it has: NFPA 701, ASTM E84 Testing, Canada FR – ULC S109-14, Up to 98% UVR Protection, 10 Year Warranty, 100% Recyclable, SABS Approved, and Verified BEE rating.

3. Color Options. While there are many useful and functional benefits for having a shade structure, there are also numerous aesthetic benefits too. For this reason, color is extremely important. Extrablock shadecloth not only comes in 21 colors, but 17 of those colors are California Fire Marshal approved.

At Custom Canopies, we’ll always provide you with both service and products of the highest standards.

Our shade structures are designed by industry leading designers and engineers experienced with meeting strict architect and government standards. We ship anywhere in the United States.

To learn more about our shade structures and our custom-engineered powder coated frames, contact us today.

You can also read more about why we powder coat our steel frames here.