Add an awning to your windows, roof, or door, and discover the relaxation of sheltered and shaded space. When choosing an awning, you can customize everything from the color to the type of fabric used. Another consideration is the sustainability of the fabric material. Some people worry awning fabric is not the most eco-friendly, but there is no need to be concerned. At Solarus USA, we offer Sunbrella marine fabrics made of long-lasting, recycled materials, with a lower carbon footprint than regular awnings leave. Here, we take a closer look at how you can install an eco-friendly awning.
The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Sunbrella Marine Awning Fabric
You might be wondering, “What makes these awnings eco-friendly?” Aside from being composed of recyclables, the Sunbrella Marine awning fabrics from Solarus USA offer a host of environmental benefits, such as:
- Utilizes less energy: It takes 50% less energy to make fabric that is repurposed.
- Avoids waste: Reusing fabric avoids the production of more excessive landfill and oceanic waste. Additionally, the unique coloring process of recycled fabric uses less water and eliminates the harmful chemical effluents of conventional dyeing practices.
- Helps diminish contributing factors of climate change: Old awning fabrics not used for recycling or repurposing would end up in landfills, adding to the creation of greenhouse gases and ultimately climate change.
Sunbrella Marine awning products will last longer and need to be replaced less often, ultimately creating less waste. Additionally, since the products at Sunbrella Marine are so strategically and carefully assembled and repurposed, they will always hold their color and strength to outlast traditional fabric. What’s more, these aspects give you peace of mind while relaxing under your awning, since you know it does not contribute to extra environmental waste.
Buying Recycled Awning Fabric Doesn’t Mean Settling for Less
One of the most common misconceptions about recycled awning fabric is that it presents consumers with limited options, but Solarus USA offers plenty of choices for repurposed awning fabric. The recycled materials used to create awnings come from pre-loved acrylic awning fabrics that are restored and remade into something new and beautiful. There are also many Sunbrella product and finish alternatives to meet your style preferences and needs. Some of the different options include:
- Sunbrella Plus Awnings: A traditional Sunbrella awning with a twist, The Sunbrella Plus features durable polyurethane undercoating for superior water resistance.
- Sunbrella Clarity: This is a great choice for awnings that need to look their best but won’t get a regular cleaning.
- Sunbrella Supreme: Constructed of luxurious, waterproof exterior marine fabric, this awing features Sunbrella canvas on the exterior face and a special flocking on the reverse side.
Our clients receive the best of both worlds with recycled and eco-friendly awning fabric. You have the opportunity to reduce environmental implications – without missing out on different color and style options for your awning.
Recycle Your Old Fabrics to Help Make Eco-Friendly Awning Options Possible
When it’s time to say goodbye to your old fabrics, consider recycling them with Sunbrella. By participating in the Recycle My Sunbrella program, you will reduce waste and help the team at Solarus USA provide more eco-friendly awning cover options. The fabric recycling program offers an alternative to the disposal of fabric scraps, awning covers, boat covers, and upholstery fabric. Sunbrella began this program back in 2010 and has since collected nearly one million pounds of fabric that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.
Obtain Green Awning Fabric from Solarus USA
Thanks to the Sunbrella catalog, you can feel great about relaxing in the shade under your new awning, knowing that you are helping to reduce water and land waste. At Solarus USA, you will have total customization of your new awning, including the option of eco-friendly awning fabrics. There are various awning styles to consider, such as retractable awnings, window and door awnings, and motorized shade structures – all of which can be made using recycled awning fabric for a durable and high-quality awning. Contact us today to learn more about our eco-friendly awning fabric selections.