Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Structure

White fabric shelter on white backgroundFabric shelter systems have become common across the country recently. These have a metal structure and fabric that serves as the structure cover. The choice of your fabric is as essential as the strength of the structure. But how do you choose the right one for your fabric structure?

UV Resistance

Your fabric should be resistant to the sun’s harmful rays. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause the fabric to lose thickness and for its colours to fade. UV resistance is useful especially if you are considering getting a coloured fabric.

Aesthetic Appearance

Besides the functionality, you need fabric that will give you an aesthetically appealing structure. These fabrics come in multiple colours so you can get the colour of your choice.


The fabric should be tough and possess self-cleaning properties. These characteristics make the fabric useful in harsh applications such as in mines and industries. The fabric should also be prone to sticking such that it remains clean all the time. Any dirt should come off easily when washing or after getting rained on.

When fabric does not get dirty often, it is easy and cheap to maintain its condition and quality. Also, you extend the life of your fabric. Accumulated dirt can contribute to the growth of mould, which ruins the fabric.

A fabric structure is like any other building and serves as a home or commercial property. Therefore, when comparing your budget and product, factor in the effect of ageing and time. The best fabric for you will depend on your application, budget, aesthetic goals, budget and the environment. It is essential that you talk to an expert who deals with architectural fabrics. The expert will listen to your needs and help you choose the right fabric for you.

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