Herculite Excel M Series® Awning Fabrics

Herculite Excel M Series is an American made, new architectural textile featuring both flexibility and core fabric stability for fabric structures of all sizes.

The Excel M Series utilizes a hybrid construction technology that provides both the chemical bond found in typical coated fabrics and the superior mechanical bond achieved in composite lamination. Excel M Series is 40% stronger in Tensile Strength and has a 400% stronger Tear Strength than many of the imported “coated” PVC fabrics.

Excel M Series is the architectural choice for the most demanding large textile structure project.  Offering outstanding performance, value and durability as well as a broad palette of dramatic color choices, Excel M Series awning fabric provides an appealing “non-plastic” look and dimensional stability needed to create architectural canopies that make bold statements about the facilities where they are used.  

Excel M Series is surface coated with the new "M Series" RainKleen® Finish. This surface coating over stabilized PVC offers exceptional surface abrasion and scratch resistance.  This specially formulated and proprietary top coating helps prolong fabric life and preserve its color intensity. It also acts as a barrier between the fabric and applied vinyl graphics. This barrier prevents plasticizer migration, which is the leading cause of pressure-sensitive graphics failure.  Other decoration methods include solvent based digital printing, heat transfer films, heat sealed and inset vinyls, appliqué, screen printing and hand painting.

Additionally, the special proprietary PVC film formulation resists scratching and eliminates installation related damage, to give the finished awning structure the best possible look and most favorable impact.

Excel M Series is 100% waterproof, flame retardant, heat and RF sealable, this technology textile is well suited for architectural specification in commercial and residential awning structures alike. It's designed to protect people and furnishings from weather while maintaining an architectural fabric statement of sustainability.

The Excel M Series brand awning fabrics are presented in thirteen (13) designer solid colors.

  • SPF 50+
  • Waterproof
  • Made in America
  • Age, fade, dirt and mildew resistant.
  • Eight-year manufacturers limited warranty
  • Can be sewn or welded using heat, radio frequency, solvent, hot air or wedge welded
  • Waterproof, dimensionally stable; no shrinkage, stretch, sagging, pocketing or leakage common to woven awning fabrics
  • Accepts most types of applied pressure sensitive graphics.
  • Flame retardant; CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM E84 Class A, M2
  • RainKleen® Finish coated for prolonged fabric life and enhanced cleanability
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The Industry Leader in Fire-Resistant Residential Awning Fabric

Excel M Series fabric will give you confidence — you’ll rest easy knowing the awnings you’re selling to your customers won’t easily go up in flames. Fire-resistant residential awning fabric gives the exterior of your customers’ homes shade and style without adding dangerous, flammable material to the exterior.  CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM E84 Class A, M2

Long Lasting Style

Because Excel M Series is a weather-resistant awning fabric, it stands up to the ravages of wind, rain, and snow. It will help keep the look and shape your clients wanted when you installed it. By repelling water, the fabric stays dry, and prevents mildew and other deterioration. Excel M Series is also designed to resist harmful UV rays, which will prevent fading and keep colors bright.

Excel M Series comes in 13 Solid colors and with state-of-the-art, weather-resistant properties, your customers’ chosen style will last for years.

Keep Your Customers Dry

Excel M Series meets your requirements for a commercial awning that keeps your customers shaded and dry. As an industry leading waterproof commercial awning fabric, it uses the latest advances in fabric production to ensure your awnings are 100% waterproof. This means you and your customers will enjoy a dry exterior space no matter the weather.

The robust core stabilized polyester base fabric system also contributes to the durability of the fabric, ensuring that the fabric won’t shrink or expand depending on seasonal conditions. The dry shade of your awnings can also protect windows and doors from some of the harsher effects of demanding climates. Excel M Series provides reliable, resilient waterproofing that will keep your customers’ fabric dry and covered.

Worry-Free Awning Protection

Utilizing the latest stain and mildew-resistance technologies, Excel M Series makes cleaning your awnings a breeze. A quick hose is often all it takes to clean, and any excess dirt can be removed with a soft-bristle brush before rinsing. The Excel M Series state-of-the-art coating also ensures your awning is easy to clean and keeps it looking as good as new for a long period of time.

Excel M Series Warranty

Herculite Excel M Series® Awning Fabrics are guaranteed for a period of eight (8) years from date of original installation against rot or excessive deterioration, mildew stains, excessive loss of strength or color change if they occur in normal use and exposure, including sunlight and normal atmospheric chemicals. (Some color change is unavoidable due to ultraviolet rays and chemicals in the atmosphere).

In the unlikely event of failure of fabric during the eight (8) year period from date of original installation, Herculite Products Inc. will guarantee 100% re- placement of the fabric to the original owner of the awning for the first five (5) years. Coverage is prorated for the three (3) year remainder of the warranty with a credit of 1/96th being applied toward the purchase of replacement material for each month remaining on the warranty. Herculite’s liability will be limited to the replacement of the fabric only and does not cover labor, installation or graphic decorations.

This warranty protects you against damage to the fabric accessories used under normal conditions. It does not cover damage to the fabric from acts of God, vandalism, neglect or improper use. This warranty requires that the user implement proper care and maintenance as defined within Excel M Series, Handling and Maintenance Instructions.

This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied, and, Herculite Products Inc. will not be liable for any consequential or incidental damage. Any implied warranties imposed by law are limited in time to the duration of the expressed warranty.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage, so, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Specifications

Description A PVC Composite that utilizes a hybrid construction technology providing both the chemical bond found in typical coated fabrics and the superior mechanical bond achieved in composite lamination. 
Weight 18 oz. per lineal yard
Width 62 inches / 157.48 centimeters
Surface Surface coated with the new "M Series Rain Kleen® Finish Fluoropolymer (PVDF).  This surface coating over stabilized PVC offers exceptional surface abrasion and scratch resistance for color retention and prolonged fabric life.
Transparency Opaque (some light colors offer illumination)
Abrasion Resistance Excellent
Dimensional Stability Excellent
Flexibility Excellent in both hot and cold environments
Flame Resistance Meets California State Fire Marshall Title 19, NFPA-701 ASTM E84-81A Flame Spread Rating Class A (15)
Mildew Resistance Excellent
Chemical Resistance Excellent
Water Repellency Excellent – Water Proof
Oil Resistance Excellent
Sewability Excellent
Heat Sealability Excellent. Can be sealed by hot air weg welder or radio frequency bar type.

Care and Cleaning

Excel M Series® Awning Fabric is a polyester reinforced PVC fabric that will provide many years of satisfactory service. It is waterproof, flame, mildew, stain and dirt resistant. The Excel M Series Rain Kleen® PVDF surface treatment further enhance longevity and ease of maintenance. Excel M Series® is dimensionally stable. Properly fastened to the frame, it will retain its trim fit as well as its protective function and aesthetic value. Since no material is impervious to all hazards, proper maintenance is important if maximum life of the product is to be realized.


The following maintenance suggestions are offered:

  1. Keep clean. Occasional hosing with clear water will prevent dirt accumulation. Most dirt accumulation
    can be removed by mild soap, water and a soft scrub brush. Rinse thoroughly. In
    extreme cases, most dirt can be removed by applying half strength bleach and brushing softly
    to cover thoroughly the necessary area. Allow solution to remain for two or three minutes, then
    thoroughly rinse with clear water, protecting surrounding materials or plant growth that might
    be damaged by the bleach. Do not use solvent based cleaners.
  2. In areas particularly conductive to mildew, brush away any visible accumulation of dirt on
    underside. Mildew can grow on dirt, but does not grow on or attack the Excel M Series vinyl.
  3. Use care during installation, take down and transporting. Frictional heat, particularly at the
    folds, can damage the surface. Sufficient frictional heat can create holes.
  4. Avoid excessive wind whip or flapping. Normally fastened sections or panels should be rolled
    or restrained when not in use.

Limited Warranty

Herculite Excel M Series® Awning Fabrics are guaranteed for a period of eight (8) years from date of original installation against rot or excessive deterioration, mildew stains, excessive loss of strength or color change if they occur in normal use and exposure, including sunlight and normal atmospheric chemicals. (Some color change is unavoidable due to ultraviolet rays and chemicals in the atmosphere).

In the unlikely event of failure of fabric during the eight (8) year period from date of original installation, Herculite Products Inc. will guarantee 100% re- placement of the fabric to the original owner of the awning for the first five (5) years. Coverage is prorated for the three (3) year remainder of the warranty with a credit of 1/96th being applied toward the purchase of replacement material for each month remaining on the warranty. Herculite’s liability will be limited to the replacement of the fabric only and does not cover labor, installation or graphic decorations.

This warranty protects you against damage to the fabric accessories used under normal conditions. It does not cover damage to the fabric from acts of God, vandalism, neglect or improper use. This warranty requires that the user implement proper care and maintenance as defined within Excel M Series, Handling and Maintenance Instructions.

This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied, and, Herculite Products Inc. will not be liable for any consequential or incidental damage. Any implied warranties imposed by law are limited in time to the duration of the expressed warranty.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage, so, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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