What effects does wind have on the fabric?

Posted on: January 17, 2019

The looser the fabric is attached to the frame, the more it flutters in the wind. Ultimately that continuous flexing and beating against the framework, known as wind whip, will deteriorate the fabric.

Without ShelterRite’s UV inhibitors to protect the base fabric from the sun, the base fabric weakens much more rapidly, becomes brittle and is subject to tearing. PVC coated fabric will typically resist the wind whip effect much better than a laminate because of the enhanced adhesion process (explained above).

It is also very important to keep your canopy as tight over the frame as possible to eliminate as much wind flutter as possible, as even the best fabric will break down under continual wind whip conditions

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