In cold weather climates, you may go through a slower season for shade fabrication, but that doesn’t mean business has to come to a halt. The off-season is the perfect time to start talking with customers about their upcoming shade needs.
Be sure customers know about the latest fabrics, colors and patterns like those in the new Sunbrella® Shade fabric collection and about product offerings such as Serge Ferrari Precontraint® 502 Satin or Sunbrella Contour.
Costa Track installed as a center mount track provides extra load capability for enclosures. Costa Track has a heavy-duty PVC profile with predrilled holes. Before securing the track with screws, seal the track to the mounting surface with double-faced foam pressure sensitive tape. The center mount track has a large channel opening for stainless steel #6 screws, which allows a more secure attachment.
Because of the deep screw base provided by Costa Track, users can utilize 8.5 mm Keder. Made with heavy-duty polyester fabric welded to a PVC cord, Keder is used in malleable structures where strength and water resistance is critical. The fabric is easy to sew and can slide through PVC and aluminum tracks without tearing.
Finish the job by adding polished stainless steel track end caps to the Costa Track. Not only will the end cap protect the PVC opening from Keder wear and tear, but adds a more professional finish to the track installation.
To place an order or find more information about marine hardware and tubing, visit Trivantage.com.
We are now offering sample cards for Sunbrella® Marine/Mayfield (No. 998924), Eradi-Lite® (No. 998930) and Weblon® Coastline Plus (No. 998929). In addition, we have a new Trivantage catalog (No. 998940) available. Ask your sales representative and reference the corresponding sample numbers today.
Taking care of shade, marine and upholstery fabric is essential. Whether you are removing dirt and mildew stains or protecting the fabric from UV rays and pollution, these tough fabrics deserve the same protection they provide. Using the proper cleaners and protectants extends the lifespan of the fabric while making the overall project look even better.
Take time to walk your customers through care and cleaning procedures for their new fabric creation, whether it’s an awning, bimini or upholstery. For multiple surfaces with difficult stains, recommend 303® indoor/outdoor multi-surface cleaner. Full strength or diluted, 303 works best for spot cleaning tough stains without foam, fumes or odor. The surface cleaner can be used on indoor and outdoor furniture – from marine canvas and awnings to carpet and upholstery.
Offer IOSSO® Mold and Mildew Stain Remover for weather-exposed outdoor applications such as awnings, patio furniture, spa covers, boat covers, camping gear, vinyl, plastic and fiberglass. This remover rids damage from algae, tough dirt, oils, tree sap and bird droppings.
IMAR Stamoid Marine Vinyl Spray will eliminate age-induced brittleness and ensure a longer product life. By using a protective spray with special UV inhibitors, deterioration effects of direct sunlight are minimized.
For shade products like Serge Ferrari Précontraint® 502, Coastline Plus® or Patio 500®, apply APCO Vinyl Protector after every cleaning. Use of this protectant will replenish and maintain vitality to vinyl fabrics. Damage from long term environmental exposure, dirt, UV and mildew can be prevented if used properly.
For Sunbrella fabrics, choose 303® Fabric Guard to restore lost repellency resulting from stain removal.
Appropriate cleaning and protection will help increase the longevity of your shade and marine fabric. To order these cleaners and protectants, visit Trivantage.com today.