Awning fabrics
WAREMA quality

Information and practical tips on our awning fabrics

 

Fabric qualities

Here you can find information about the individual fabric qualities and finishes:

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Fabric properties

Typical phenomena, UV protection and care tips

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Colour effects

The ambience is created by the colour of the fabric.

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The awning collection

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Information on the fabric qualities and finishes

Lumera acrylic fabric 3D Surface

Lumera acrylic fabric 3D Surface

The highlight of the awning collection!


  • 100% awning acrylic fabric
  • 60% of the fibres are the new CBA (Clear Brilliant Acrylic) type
  • Looks and feels like 3D
  • Tear-resistant, light-fast, water-repellent (water-proof to 500 mm)

Lumera acrylic fabric

Lumera acrylic fabric


  • 100% awning acrylic fabric with innovative CBA (Clean Brilliant Acrylic) fibre for a lush, luminescent and light-fast colour brilliance
  • Less dirt adhesion thanks to smooth surface and high fabric density
  • High tear resistance and longevity

Standard acrylic

Standard acrylic


  • 100 % brand acrylic fabric
  • Spinning nozzle dyed, light-fast, weather-proof, tear-resistant, long-life
  • Dirt- and water-repellent and protected against rot by air-permeable impregnation

Yarns of the fabric qualities in comparison

Yarns of the fabric qualities in comparison

Perfora acrylic

Perfora acrylic


  • 100% brand acrylic fabric with special perforation
  • Spinning nozzle dyed, light-fast, weather-proof, tear-resistant
  • High view out and transparency
  • Avoids heat accumulation

All Weather acrylic

All Weather acrylic


  • 100% brand acrylic fabric with transparent acrylate coating on the outside
  • Temporary rain protection
  • Water-proof to 1,000 mm

           
Rainproof textiles

Rainproof textiles


Rainproof textile W36
Polyester mesh with PVC coating
Thin and light web construction
Slender and extremely effective rain protection (water column > 22,000 mm)



Rainproof textile Soltis W96
Polyester mesh with transparent coating
Creates pleasant lighting conditions with high transparency
Flame-resistant M2 in acc. with NFP 92-507

 
WAREMA SecuTex fabric A2

WAREMA SecuTex fabric A2

  • Non-flammable (building materials class A2 as per DIN 4102-1) glass fibre curtain with silicone coating
  • Reduces glare effect, heat radiation and guarantees adequate transparency
  • No toxic combustion gases in case of fire
  • PVC and halogen-free, odourless


Recommended cleaning
The WAREMA SecuTex fabric A2 consists of a silicone-coated glass fibre curtain. Depending on the type of soiling, many different cleaning agents can be used. Particularly recommended are alcohol-based cleaning agents, such as:

  • Isopropanol (undiluted)
  • Glass cleaning agent
  • Disinfectant*

Water containing detergent can also be used for minor soiling. The best way of cleaning is by wiping with a damp, lint-free cloth. The soiling can be removed by simply wiping it away. Too much friction from using a hard brush or a sponge must be avoided, as this can damage or remove the silicone layer. Dust deposits can be blown away or carefully brushed off. Removing dirt by dabbing with adhesive tape can often be sufficient for partial soiling.

Substances that must be avoided under all circumstances are acidic and oxidising cleaning agents, as they can attack the aluminium vapour coating and destroy it. In addition, using cleaning agents containing acetone, cleaner's naphtha and diluents (or similar) is not recommended.

 
Screen fabric

Screen fabric


  • Fabric made from PVC-coated glass fibre yarns
  • Highly transparent with sun shade and glare control
  • High dimensional stability and high UV resistance
  • Flame resistant according to Building materials class B1 flame resistant

 
Soltis 92 fabric

Soltis 92 fabric


  • Highly tear-resistant polyester yarn with PVC coating
  • Glare control and sun shade with view out
  • Reliable heat protection thanks to high reflectance
  • Flame resistant according to Building materials class B1

 
Twilight Pearl

Twilight Pearl


  • Polyester fabric with a very good view out
  • Excellently suited for use with valance roller blind
  • Flame resistant according to Building materials class B1

Twilight Metal

Twilight Metal


  • Polyester fabric with special metal particle coating
  • PVC-free, colour-fast and light-fast
  • Flame resistant according to Building materials class B1

   
PVC viewing field

PVC viewing field


  • Transparent plastic film made of 100% PVC
  • Unobstructed view out

 
Sewing, bonding or fusing

Sewing, bonding or fusing

Awning fabrics are created in Europe's leading weaving mills, with which WAREMA has collaborated successfully and driven forward with joint developments for many years. The production-related web widths of 120 cm are processed to create the desired awning fabric. Various processing methods can be applied, and these depend on fabric quality, technical fabric characteristics or personal preferences. The different processing methods are compared below:

UltraSeam™: the new type of fabric connection
The innovative UltraSeam™ gluing process is changing the future of awnings. When processing seams with UltraSeam™, the strips of fabric at the cut edges of the fabric are aligned and joined together with the UltraSeam™ Tape (butt joint tape). The fabric layers wrap flat on top of one another, reduce the winding diameter in the seam and hem area and effectively improve the winding behaviour of the fabric on the awning.

The winding behaviour in comparison:
You can see the conventional sewing method on the left. As a comparison, the new UltraSeam™ method is shown on the right.


Sewing:
The conventional lockstitch and latest sewing machines ensure uniform seams. All seams and hems that are under strain are sewn with the highly durable Tenara® PTFE (Teflon) sewing thread in plain white. Unless otherwise specified, all Terrea articulated arm and cassette awnings are delivered sewn as standard.


Bonding:
The Screen fabric, Soltis 92 and paint fabric qualities are generally connected together by bonding. The connecting seams as well as the hems of these fabric qualities are permanently bonded vertically and horizontally. This is performed with the aid of a high-frequency or thermal impulse welding device.

 

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Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Wrinkling can occur when the awning fabric is cut, sewn, or pulled onto the awning frame.

A light line may be visible at the wrinkled location, especially in the case of light colours. When viewed against the light, this line is sometimes mistaken for a streak of dirt.

 
Wave formation in the seam and fabric panel area

Wave formation in the seam and fabric panel area

We sew awning fabrics with lockstitch on state of the art sewing machines. This allows us to ensure even and defect-free seams. All connecting seams and hems are produced with the particularly durable, white TENARA® PTFE sewing thread, which is made of Teflon.

Since two strips of fabric overlap in the awning fabrics' seam and hem area, the strip of fabric on top must cover a longer distance when raised. This produces tension, which can occasionally result in the formation of small waves in the awning fabric.

 
Side web elongation

Side web elongation

The awning fabric must always be kept taught. Here, seams and hems provide additional reinforcement. When the cloth is rolled up, the pressure on seams and hems lying on top of one another can increase.


This strain may stretch the awning fabric, which leads to slightly wavy side hems when the awning is extended.

 
Waffling

Waffling

To ensure optimal absorption of the tensile forces in the awning fabric, the warp threads are woven more densely than the weft threads. The different weave of the threads can cause a waffling effect. This effect can be exacerbated by moisture or an unfavourable incidence of light. To prevent this from happening, avoid retracting a wet awning whenever possible.


In very rare cases the “honeycombs” can also stretch to the middle of the strip of fabric.

 
Effects of weather

Effects of weather

The special impregnation protects the awning fabric from rainwater and other effects of weather. At a minimum inclination of 14°, light rain can run off easily and the awning remains weather-proof.

To avoid the formation of spot mould, retract the awning in heavy rain and extend it once again to dry after the rain has passed.

 
Field test: Texgard Easy Clean

Field test: Texgard Easy Clean

The Texgard Easy Clean finish ensures perfect and long-lasting protection for your awning fabric. During the impregnation process, the fabric passes through a special liquid bath in which each and every fibre is carefully covered in a protective coating. This specially developed impregnation method prevents water, liquid and dirt from penetrating the fibres and promotes the self-cleaning effect. Thanks to the dirt-repellent component, rainwater and oily contaminants have no chance of sticking to the awning fabric - they simply run off the fabric surface. Any dirt particles that have collected on the awning fabric during dry periods are washed away with the water runoff – no additional work necessary.


Enjoy your awning fabric's bright colours for a long time and experience the characteristics of the awning fabrics for yourself.


To the left, you can see a clean awning fabric (Figure 1). For our test (Figure 2), we pour some dirt and water on to the fabric. As soon as the water comes into contact with the dirt, the dirt is washed away with the liquid and the fabric is clean. The dirt absorbed by the water is simply taken away with the liquid (Figure 3). No traces are left on the fabric.

 
Safely enjoy the sun

Safely enjoy the sun

You love sunny days and want to enjoy as much time as possible outside when the weather is nice? With a WAREMA awning you can fulfil that wish! Our awning fabrics achieve a filter effect for UV rays of between 83 and 100 %. So you stay perfectly protected! The colour of the awning fabric also plays a key role in UV protection. Light colours offer low UV protection, while darker colours provide higher UV protection. Under lighter fabrics, the temperature feels warmer than under darker fabrics, since darker fabrics absorb more solar radiation.


Textile sun shading systems based on UPF
UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and specifies the sun shading factor of awning fabrics. UPF is comparable in principle to the SPF sun protection factor of sunscreen lotions, although awnings offer a much higher protection.
The UPF value is divided into different levels. The table shows you how long, depending on your skin type, you can stay protected under an awning when the sun is out.


 
How to care for your awning fabric:

How to care for your awning fabric:

  • Use a soft brush to remove any loose dirt that has accumulated on dry awning fabric.
  • Thickly caked dirt particles will come off more easily if you wet the awning with clean water beforehand. You can best remove partially loosened dirt with a stream of water from a garden hose.
  • Isolated streaks of dirt can be easily removed using a rubber eraser.
  • To remove soiling or spots, add no more than 5 to ten percent of mild detergent to lukewarm water. Make sure that this cleaning solution does not exceed a temperature of 30°. Submerge and squeeze a sponge to create suds in the mixture. Then, apply the suds to the dirty locations and let suds soak in for approx. 15-20 minutes. After this, rinse the awning off using plenty of clean water.
  • You must be sure to rinse off the awning in order to preserve the impregnation of the awning fabric!
  • Let the awning dry completely after treatment to prevent the growth of algae and mould. Even if you have to retract the awning when it is wet, you should extend it again as soon as possible to allow it to fully dry.

If and how often your awning needs to be cleaned depends in large part on environmental factors, such as traffic, air pollution, exhaust gas from factories, etc., and on the colour of the fabric. Please understand that waiting several years before performing an initial cleaning will make it impossible to reproduce the new condition of the fabric.

Please also note this important information:
  • Awning fabrics cannot be washed in a washing machine.
  • Attention! Avoid heavy friction, e.g. from hard brushes or sponges. This can cause the awning fabric to become rough or damaged and may wear down the impregnation.
  • Please refrain from using high pressure washers to clean the awning. This will also remove the impregnation and may additionally cause seams to tear and the fabric to become seriously damaged.

Claims for damages arising from the care instructions indicated above will not be honoured, since the effectiveness of these measures depends on a large number of factors that vary from case to case. Additional care instructions can be obtained from your specialist dealer.

 

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