Fire Rated Shade Fabric

Our shadecloth has excellent fade resistance but all outdoor fabrics are subject to gradual fading over time. Some colors have a tendency to fade more than others.

Ultra Violet Protection Factors

Color UV A UV B UPF Shade Factor(Visual Light)
com_white 20px" /> White 94.50% 94.50% 15 72%
com_cafenoir 20px" /> Cafe Noir 95.20% 94.20% 21 95%
com_cappuccino 20px" /> Cappuccino 94.00% 94.70% 21 84%
com_aquamarine 20px" /> Aquamarine 92.50% 92.60% 14 66%
com_black 20px" /> Black 96.90% 96.90% 33 97%
com_bronze 20px" /> Bronze 90.40% 90.00% 10 80%
com_claret 20px" /> Claret 89.60% 91.70% 11 80%
com_midnightgreen 20px" /> Midnight Green 94.90% 94.80% 19 85%
com_navyblue 20px" /> Navy Blue 95.70% 95.90% 25 87%
com_porcelain 20px" /> Porcelain 94.90% 95.70% 23 73%
com_red 20px" /> Red 95.30% 95.40% 29 85%
com_rust 20px" /> Rust 83.60% 83.70% 6 67%
com_sage 20px" /> Sage 92.40% 92.40% 13 86%
com_sandstone 20px" /> Sandstone 92.40% 92.90% 13 72%
com_silver 20px" /> Silver 84.50% 84.80% 7 87%
com_slate 20px" /> Slate Gray 94.20% 94.30% 18 90%
com_yellow 20px" /> Yellow 94.00% 94.20% 17 69%



Fire Code Specifications

Our shadecloth fabrics comply
with the following fire codes:

ASTM E-84 Class A
California State Fire Marshal 13115
NFPA 701-2004

Shadecloth Product Specifications

Breaking force lbf – AS 2001.2.3.1-2001 134 lbf 454 lbf
Breaking extension – AS 2001.2.3.1-2001 86.1% 56.2%
Tear resistance – AS 2001.2.10-1986 24 lbf 42 lbf
Bursting force (Steel Ball) – AS 2001.2.19-1988 mean 372 lbf

Shadecloth Care and Maintenance Instructions

Your shade sail canopy or shade structure should be installed firm and tight so as to reduce windflap in the shade fabric. Shade fabric that is loose and sloppy will cause premature failure due to mechanical breakdown. This is not UV breakdown and is not covered by the warranty. The shade sail might require periodic maintenance to ensure that the shadecloth fabric remains tight.

Your shadecloth canopy may become dirty over time. Care should be taken to avoid Chemicals that may contain Bleach, or other industrial Chemicals containing Sulphur and/or Halogens (Chlorine Bromine). These Chemicals may attack the UV stabilizers within the Shadecloth, thus reducing the life of the product and voiding the warranty.

The following list of chemicals that may cause such interactions are only some examples and not exhaustive. Such chemicals may include: pesticides, metals, metal oxides and metal salts, all halogens and chemical compounds containing halogens or sulphur in all their oxidation states. Care should be taken to avoid exposure to gasoline, kerosene, solvents, oils, etc. When cleaning the shadecloth, we recommend the use of a mild dish washing liquid with the use of a low pressure water hose and a soft scrubbing brush. We do not recommend the use of high pressure water to blast the fabric clean.

If you remove the shade sail over winter, ensure that it is stored away from rodents and other pests, preferably stored in a protective bag. Make sure the fabric is completely dry before putting away to avoid mildew damage.
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