The greatest benefit of an acrylic fabric is that it provides a high level of protection from ultraviolet rays. It disperses, absorbs, and reflects the UV rays, thus preventing them from streaming through the fabric and making contact with our skin. As our climate changes, so does the amount of ultraviolet protection we need. The length of time we can spend outdoors without any sun protection before sun damage occurs varies between 5-10 minutes for fair skin tones, and up to approximately 90 minutes for darker skin tones. With the added protection under acrylic fabric, this time period increases 30 times with a light coloured fabric, and up to 80 times with dark fabric colours. The amount of protection against UV rays also varies depending on the colour of the awning fabric; light fabric colours will filter approximately 95% of UV rays while dark fabric colours will filter up to 98%.
Screens can be used for the following:
- Removable Front Vallance
- Retractable Front Vallance
- Side Curtain
- **Screens provide up to 60-70% UV Protection
In addition to the World of Elegance collection, we carry the full range of Sunbrella® fabrics. Click on the orange Sunbrella icon below.