Advanced Awnings - Our Services
Recover your existing awning
Is the color of the fabric on your awning fading?
Or has the fabric lost its tension or been slightly torn due to unforeseen weather circumstances?
In any of these cases a fabric re-skin may be what you need to make the awning look like new. A fraction of the cost of the awning, this is a cost effective way to ensure ongoing quality protection whilst reflecting all harmful UV rays.
We Supply and Install new skins for:
- Retractable roof systems
- Vertical blinds and Clear straight drops
- Conservatory awnings or horizontal sun roofs
- Folding Arm awnings
- Drop arm or window awnings
Fabric types and application:
- Acrylic: a treated woven material for standard sun & shade awnings and blinds
- Canvas: enhanced acrylic for increased water protection for canopies
- PVC: a tough 100% waterproof fabric for the retractable roof system
- Mesh: a combined pvc-polyester fabric with, waterproof material, for sun protection
Most fabrics can be matched exactly to the existing fabric, depending on the age of your awning, or very closely matched to existing colours. All Acrylic and Canvas fabrics we use are treated to resist against fungal growth, molt and dirtshed. Whilst our PVC and Mesh fabrics have been treated to resist wind (limited), sun and rain.
Safety from UV Radiation
- Our fabrics are chosen carefully to provide high UV protection, with most Acrylic and Mesh fabrics providing more than 70% UV protection with many lighter colours providing in excess of 90% UV protection.
Advanced Awnings uses a wide variety of fabric suppliers to provide a huge range of possible choices and environmental conditions.
This fabric is manufactured for Corradi under strict specifications with the following features:
- 100% 1100 dtex polyester
- PVC coated on both sides
- Class 2 self-extinguishing
- Electro welded
- 100% impermeable
- Weighing 780 g/m2
- Tensile strength of 3000 n/5cm
- Warp and weft tearing resistance of 400 N (extremely importantfor wind resistance)
Designed for the use on a large range of light outdoor structures. The effects of the sun, rain, dirt and chemicals on this material are minimised due the special coating and unique formulation. Surface can be easily cleaned with a simple wipe. Advanced pigment technology provides long-lasting colour stability for many years. Incorporates flame retardant additives providing added safety and meets a range of international fire standards. Opaque option is available blocking out light transmission.
Available in .5mm and .75mm thickness and used extensively for outdoor roll-up blinds on verandahs, cafés and restaurants. Clear PVC is highly susceptible to degradation due to exposure to ultra-violet light and pollutants. It will turn yellow and brittle over time depending on the exposure level.
A woven acrylic fabric used on a wide range of external blinds and awnings. Advanced fabric treatments ensure superior protection from the harsh Australian climate providing protection for the outdoor lifestyle. Water resistant, UV treated Mildew and Rot resistant, Teflon finish. A range of over 40 colour options will complement any contemporary or traditional home.
PVC SHADE MESH:
PVC coated polyester mesh allowing the circulation of air and uninterrupted views yet still providing protection from harmful rays of the sun.
Manufactured according to the exclusive Precontraint Ferrari patented technology. Soltis® 86 and Soltis® 92 textiles are maintained under tension during the whole production process. The result is a very important dimensional stability of Soltis textiles which do not bag during installation procedure or intensive use. Soltis® 86, Soltis® 92 textiles have technical features that provide an exceptional level of thermal protection. They constitute a real heat shield that helps maintain constant ambient temperatures indoors. Buildings become less sensitive to short-span daytime temperatures swings, while comfort anf atmosphere improve noticeably. Soltis® textiles not only stand up to major temperature swings - from -30° C to +70° C - while maintaining flexibility, but wind tunnel tests
Why do we use powder coating?
Powder coating is a paint finish specifically designed for external equipment like awnings so they can be, (as closely as possible), matched to existing coloring of fittings, paint colours, fixtures and decor. Providing a more solid bond than conventional paint, the finish is often guaranteed for 10 years and is the perfect way to protect expensive equipment such as awnings from harsh Australian weather conditions.
What is powder coating?
Powder coating is an electrostatically applied coating as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent (oil or liquid) to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. Electrostatic application means that the powder is cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". This “skin” is not only more durable and less likely to chip and scratch that conventional paint, it is also more ecologically friendly.
What do we powder coat?
All exterior aluminium components on our blinds, such as: protective hoods or cassettes, blind tracks and runners, flashings, brackets and plates. (ask your consultant for the different between standard and premium colors)
What colors are available?
Being an industrial style painting system we are restricted to approximately 50 – 60 colour shades. This means that it can be difficult to match existing normal paint colours because there are over a thousand different normal paint colour shades to choose from. Exact matching can be provided, however this means that 200kgs of powder coat must be purchased and makes this an uneconomical option. Where there is a significant colour difference we suggest using the closest match, as over time small differences are not noticed.