Outrigger awnings and sails are manufactured using the following fabrics:
Serge Ferrari Precontraint 502
502 awning PVC is a premium grade French fabric which is available in 40 colours. The standard coating is acrylic lacquer, however the two lightest colours, white and champagne, are available with a PVDF (Teflon) coating. It comes with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty for retracting awnings and a 10 year warranty for fixed awnings. However, the expected life of a 502 PVC awning or sail that is left up permanently is 15 to 18 years. Awnings made with 502 PVC fabric are welded to ensure they are water tight.
502 awning pvc is our most popular fabric, for more information and to view the 502 colour chart please follow this link.
Serge Ferrari Precontraint 702
702 awning PVC is a premium grade heavy duty fabric which is available in 9 plain colours. Outrigger mainly use the 702 PVC with a PVDF coating, which is only available in white and champagne. The expected life of a 702 PVC awning or sail that is left up permanently is 18 to 20 years. 702 awning PVC is a French fabric which comes with a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty. Awnings made with 702 PVC fabric are welded to ensure they are water tight.
Dickson Orchestra Acrylic Canvas
This is a premium grade rainproof fabric with the look and feel of traditional canvas. However it offers the following advantages over traditional canvas; it is resistant to fading, rotting, U.V degradation, mould and mildew, and is supported by a 5-year manufacturers warranty. This top grade fabric has an excellent coating (Perlguard) for repelling dirt, and airborne soot and pollution. Dicklon32 is manufactured in France and is available in 27 plain colours and 49 striped patterns. Please follow this link to see their colour range. Dicklon32 is most suitable for retracting awnings and sails, small to medium batten awnings and roll-up side screens. Under normal conditions the expected life of this fabric is 10 to 12 years.
Serge Ferrari Soltis PVC mesh
All Ferrari Soltis fabrics have a smooth surface which minimises the accumulation of dirt and pollution, and is highly resistant to tearing. The fabric is pre-stretched during manufacture and will not stretch or sag, and is supported by a 5 year manufacturer backed warranty. The expected life of a Soltis awning or sail that is left up permanently is 12 to 15 years. For more information and to view colours please visit the links below:
- Soltis92 PVC mesh
Soltis92 is a premium grade shade fabric offering approximately 97% shade. Soltis92 is available in 47 plain colours. Soltis92 is our most popular shade fabric. For more information and to view the Soltis92 colour chart please follow this link.
- Soltis86 PVC mesh
Soltis86 is a premium grade shade fabric offering approximately 86% shade and is ideal for areas requiring greater light. Soltis86 is available in 23 plain colours. For more information and to view the Soltis86 colour chart please follow this link.
- Soltis93 PVC mesh
Soltis93 is a premium grade shade fabric offering approximately 96% shade, and available in roll widths of 270cm. Soltis93's micro-ventilation system naturally dissipates the residual heat toward the outside, allowing air to circulate and reducing the need for coolers. Soltis93 is a available in 15 plain colours. For more information and to view the Soltis86 colour chart please follow this link.
For cleaning and maintenance information please see our FAQ's
Outlook Mode is a high quality pvc coated polyester shade mesh fabric offering approximately 95% shade cover. Outlook Mode has a 2 x 2 woven surface which is easy to keep clean with a periodic hose or brush, and is highly resistant to tearing. It is supported by a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty, and under normal conditions the expected life of the fabric is 10 to 12 years. Outlook Mode is available in a range of plain colours and patterns, please follow this link to see the colour range.
To see a comparison chart showing the qualities of Outlook Mode and Docril canvas please visit Ricky Richard's Awning Fabrics website
Outrigger only uses 1mm heavy duty U.V stabilised clear PVC. This adds to the cost and weight of a clear awning, however it is far stronger and is more resistant to perforation. Clear PVC is used for both side curtains and roll-up side screens. It is also available in a variety of coloured tints.
Sewing thread - Tenara
Outrigger awnings and sails made using a shade mesh fabric or canvas are stitched exclusively with Tenara sewing thread. Tenara thread is guaranteed to hold and comes with a 15 year manufacturer backed warranty. Tenara sewing thread consists of pure expanded PTFE and will retain its strength and stability in extreme and prolonged sunshine.
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