Shade Cloth for Hail Protection
When you are considering a shade fabric for use in a shade sail you want to ensure that it meets a number of important criteria. For the fabric component of the shade sail these attributes would be high Ultra Violet protection, product longevity and high strength. When you purchase one our Shade Sail you get all of these benefits and more.
We all know that shade sails manufactured with shade cloth fabrics such as Z16 and Extreme 32 are great for protecting ourselves and our assets such as cars and equipment from the suns harmful UV rays for many years, but did you know that our shade fabrics also have another key benefit!
Superior Shade Sail fabrics are designed to be resistant to hail damage!
The load test was designed to measure and compare fabric stability and strength. Simulating wind and rain load forces which fabric installations are subjected to, Z16 and two other fabric were tested and compared. The testing frame is 2.8m x 3m and loaded with 25kg bags and measurements were taken every 200kg to see how far the fabric had elongated under heavy loads.
The outstanding test results reveal Z16 as the clear winner. A strong and stable fabric which stands out from the comparison fabrics, with much less elongation under a 4000kg load making it the clear choice for your next project.
For many home and business owners getting value for money is crucial. That is why it is important to choose a shade cloth fabric that can protect you and others from the Sun and can also protect you and your place of business from serious damage and costs associated with hail.
With weather conditions seeming to become more and more turbulent you will be surprised to know that our shade cloth fabrics has been rigorously tested against hail damage. Both in laboratory hail test simulations and out in the field by severe hail and thunderstorms.
These test results are no fluke. Many decades of research and development have gone into producing our state of the art fabrics. When you purchase a Rainbow Shade fabric you are receiving the highest quality on the market and with our Z16 and Extreme 32 fabric ranges you can rest assured knowing you are getting dependable strength and protection.
Download PDF – Z16 Load Test
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We have over 25 years of trade construction experience in residential & commercial applications and the last 5 years dedicated to the Shade Sail Industry.
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