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Disadvantages of Installing a Hard Bimini Top

Posted by Craig Zola on May 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Bimini tops for your boats are excellent for shading you and your passengers, and add a layer of design to your watercraft that makes it stand out. A bimini top is designed to protect you from above. Other boat tops, like dodgers, can protect you from the sides and the top. Bimini tops are popular and come in a variety of options including but not limited to:

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Topics: hard bimini top

Which Boat Cover Material Best Suits My Needs?

Posted by Craig Zola on May 18, 2017 7:36:00 PM

Let’s take a moment to talk about boats covers. From yachts, sailboats, cruisers, houseboats, and more, boats come in various types, shapes, and sizes. Some are made for freshwater, and some for the sea. When it comes to textiles for boat covers, it’s important to find the one that suits your specific circumstances.

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Topics: material for boat cover

How to Tell If You Have UV Resistant Fabric on Your Boat Cover

Posted by Craig Zola on May 11, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Your boat is a major investment, so keeping it clean and in good order is important. One way to ensure your boat stays in great shape is by making sure its upholstery, cover, and shade top are ultraviolet (UV) ray resistant.

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Topics: uv resistant fabric

Breaking Down the Different Types of Shade Tops for Boats

Posted by Craig Zola on May 4, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Shade tops for boats come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, so it’s important to understand the different options available before making an investment. There are four major types of boat shade tops you should consider:

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Benefits of Using Knitted Polyester Scrims for Military Fabrics

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Apr 26, 2017 3:59:23 PM

The United States Armed Forces span the globe, protecting our country’s citizens on the ground, in the air, and on the water. The men and women of the US military need the best equipment and protection; the uniforms they wear must go beyond good looks, they must be made out of the highest quality materials.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics

How to Tell Whether a Military Fabric is Durable Enough to Withstand Harsh Environmental Elements

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Apr 20, 2017 6:21:37 PM

There are multiple military fabric durability concerns one must keep in mind when selecting the right fabric, and fabric supplier, when purchasing for military needs. Many military fabrics on the market look good enough to the naked eye, but just looking good doesn't mean the fabrics will be long-lasting, high-quality products built to withstand the wear and tear of daily use.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics

A Guide to Understanding Modern Advances in Military Fabrics and Which Ones Truly Matter

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Apr 12, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The type of performance fabrics used for military applications can have a profound effect on day-to-day operations. Advancements in the quality and durability of textiles make for longer-lasting and more-reliable products. It is helpful to understand what are the most important of these innovations when making purchasing decisions.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics

Camouflage Over the Years: How Military Fabrics Have Changed

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Apr 3, 2017 3:57:00 PM

When it comes to camouflage, most of the attention is focused on the design elements, or how the look of the uniform helps soldiers blend into different environments. The fabric used in camouflage uniform production is also worth considering.  Combat uniforms, in particular, have specific functional needs to match the activities of soldiers as well as the environments in which they are operating.

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Topics: Military Fabrics

How Awning Outdoor Fabrics Can Help You Save Big on Energy Costs

Posted by Mike Gatti on Mar 30, 2017 7:27:31 PM

Did you know that awnings provide more than just shade? Awnings can actually cut your energy bill down and save you hundreds of dollars. In fact, a study conducted by the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association indicated that awnings can save homeowners up to $200 annually in energy costs.

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Topics: Awning Fabrics

Don't Let Changing Weather Patterns Doom Your Outdoor Awning Project

Posted by Mike Gatti on Mar 28, 2017 4:54:25 PM

Awnings built with high quality fabrics are made to withstand the rigors of the outdoors; wind and other inclement weather shouldn’t put a stop in your plans. Whether you live in a sunny state or a rainy state, awnings are designed to stand up to varying weather patterns.

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Topics: Awning Fabrics, Outdoor Awning