Fabrics: A Rope and Pulley system can be made with virtually any fabric. The example below shows how you can even mix and match fabrics to create dual functions. Function should be the driving factor. Do you need to block wind? Do you need to block rain? Do you need heat/UV protection? Is the view important?
Mesh – Textilene – For heat and glare protection while maintaining a view, TJ’s primarily uses Textilene meshes in 80% or 90%. The percentage describes how tight the weave is and how much light/UV it blocks. Each percentage is available in 6 colors.
When choosing a color, note that the darker colors will allow you to see more detail. The darker the color, the greater the contrast equates to the clearest view. The warranty for this fabric collection is 10 years. See .PDF for more info.
Acrylics – Sunbrella – Sunbrella’s marine grade awning fabrics work great for these systems. These fabrics will block 100% of the view but will provide much better protection that a mesh fabric. They are available in a variety of colors, including stripes, and generally have a very nice residential look and feel. These shades are sewn with Tenara thread. The fabric manufacturer’s warranty for this fabrics collection is 10 years; 8 years inclusive with the last 2 years prorated. See .PDF for more info.
Specialty Fabrics – We can manufacture with Phifertex’s collection of specialty fabrics. Their yearly collections include wicker weaves, colorful patterns and solid colors. The fabrics all have unique pricing. See your salesperson of rmore information.
Vinyls – Weblon™ or Ferrari™
Vinyls are PVC based fabrics. They are inherently waterproof and some are fire retardant. The finished look of the fabric is dependent on the manufacture and they tend to have a shiny look and commercial feel. They block 100% of the view and will provide the best form of barrier. Tropical J’s primarily manufactures with Weblon™ or Ferrari™. Each brand has a specific color palette available and warranties run from 5-8 years. See .PDF for more info.