Question: Are SunScapes fabrics Waterproof ?
Answer (Short): Commerical95 - No, Poly Mesh (porous)- Absolutely No
Answer (Long): Commercial95 is the ideal fabric for Shade Canopies. Long lasting, durable, rot and mildew resistant, UV protection...and it looks good! This unique combination of properties also creates a moderate level of Water Repellency.
In a light rain shower, chances are the area below the shade canopy will remain dry. In a heavier rain, the Commercial95 will begin to weep after initial saturation. An important fact to point out here is that a Sculpted Canopy is not flat. It has ridges and valleys. Water will migrate to the valleys and sometimes even pool if the grade is gentle enough. This is not a bad thing, and the fact that Commercial95 is not waterproof is a good thing. Unlike waterproof vinyl and treated canvas, Commercial95 will naturally and slowly drain the pool of water so you don't have to. Remember...water is very heavy.
If you need a waterproof canopy, please Contact Us . Our Design Team will evaluate your requirements and advise you of the alternatives, even if it means that we have to turn your business away. We CARE about your satisfaction!
Question: Do your fabrics require maintenance?
Answer (Outdoor): Most outdoor installations that we deal with are in use for 3-seasons. Our recommendation is that the fabric is rinsed with fresh water, air dried (completely), folded and stored for the winter. For year round installations in warmer climates, our products are virtually maintenance free. Occasional rain will provide adequate cleaning. In locations where accumulations of leaves and/or pine needles are expected, we recommend that the canopy be dismantled or periodically cleared of deposits.
Answer (Indoor): Our experience tells us that most interior fabric products will not require cleaning for many years. If necessary, small products can be washed on the gentle cycle of a typical residential washing machine. Larger products can washed on commercial equipment. SunScapes can provide dismantle/cleaning/re-installation services. Please Contact Us for more details.
SunScapes is located in the coastal town of Searsport,
Maine and employs talented and accomplished artisans.
Every order gets personal attention from SunScapes Owner
Bill Hammond. His passion for design and dedication to
quality control and customer satisfaction are your assurance
that you have purchased the best money can buy.
Mix and match, there are no rules with two 16’ high
nylon columns, two sheer sweeping walls and above
digital disk; you can create a booth entrance that will
be remembered. Using opaque and translucent together
really shows off texture and the ability to blend structures
Bright and bold, with a little fabric and frame a Restaurant,
Hotel or Pool space can be transformed over night. This
Dolphin Umbrella enhances the outdoor dining area while
protecting your guest from the harmful elements. In
addition this design can be added to like a building block
for future expansion.