ShadeFX offers three types of quality fabrics with varying degrees of water protection. Depending on climate, usage and function, customers can choose between water resistant, water repellent and waterproof canopy fabrics. Below are some general guidelines on their application.
If canopies are expected to keep an outdoor space dry for the duration of a light rain shower, water resistant fabrics will be suitable for your outdoor space.
In climates that experience greater precipitation, water repellent fabrics may be a more viable solution. This type of fabric is tightly woven and/or coated with a chemical finish that repels water upon contact, rather then allowing it to seep through the material.
If a canopy is subject to constant rain over a course of a week or an entire season, waterproof fabrics are recommended. Waterproof fabrics are not available in patterns, only solid colors, but will ensure a dry outdoor space regardless of precipitation.