Weather-Chek® Awning and Shade Fabric
Weather-Chek is a unique outdoor textile featuring the textured look of a woven textile without sacrificing the performance attributes and benefits of a commercial grade engineered thermoplastic. Offering outstanding performance, value, and durability — as well as a broad palette of dramatic color choices — Weather-Chek awning and shade fabric provides the look and dimensional stability needed to create architectural canopies that make bold statements about the facilities where they are used.
Style, Performance, and Protection
Weather-Chek uses a revolutionary architectural shade composite that incorporates specially engineered flexible polymer technology with a high performance polyester substrate. Made in America, Weather-Chek utilizes a unique hybrid construction that delivers exceptional tear and tensile strength blended with flexibility and softness.
|Construction||Flexible PVC composite textile with a scrim base of high tenacity filament polyester.|
|Width||62 inches/1.57 meters|
|Roll Size||50 yds|
|Surface Treatment||Rainkleen® Finish|
|Graphics||Digitally printable, hand painting, heat-sealed inset graphics|
|Welding||Heat sealable & sewable|
|Flame Retardent||CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM E84 Class A, M2|
Durable and Easy to Use
Weather-Chek is engineered for easy fabrication, made using a special proprietary blend that resists scratching and eliminates installation-related damage.
Waterproof and SPF 50+, Weather-Chek Awning and Shade Fabric provides excellent protection from the elements, ensuring that it looks good and performs even better.
Age, Fade, Dirt and Mildew Resistant
Weather-Chek fabrics are top coated with Rain Kleen®, a proprietary top coating system that helps prolong fabric life and preserve its color intensity.
Made in America
Weather-Chek is made in our facility in York, Pennsylvania for the finest in quality control. All our textiles are packaged to the highest standards to ensure easy use.
Greenguard Gold Certified
Recognized and referenced by over 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, UL’s GREENGUARD Certification Program requires that products meet some of the world's most rigorous standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor environments. The UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification Standard includes health-based criteria for additional chemicals and requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.
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How do you weld Weather-Chek?
Some of the most common methods used for seaming Weather-Chek Architectural Awning Fabric:
Hot Air Welding
This process of vinyl welding involves the use of hot air—varying from 200 to 600 degrees C or more—to weld two layers of fabric. A nozzle is inserted into the space between the two layers and the hot air is blown inside. Once the surfaces are hot enough, the layers are pressed together using pinch rollers. The weld is created once the rollers are finished pinching the fabrics together.
Radio Frequency Welding
Also known as high frequency or dielectric welding; uses radio waves to create heat.
In this process, chemical solvents are used to create a seam. The solvent is placed along the surface of the fabrics and allowed to rest for a short period of time. The solvent’s chemicals break down or soften the fabrics. Once the fabrics are soft enough, pressure is applied to create the seam.
Two pieces of fabric are passed through a wedge. The wedge is heated and as the fabrics move along, a roller is used to press them together; a seam is created.
Sewing Using Polyester or Teflon Thread
The seam is created using a sewing machine. Proper thread selection is critical especially when outdoor applications are subject to harsh weather elements. Polyester and Teflon threads offer strength and durability.
Full welding guide available here.
What is the warranty?
Weather-Chek carries a ten-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. Complete warranty terms and conditions are available from
Herculite Products Inc.
Weather-Chek Warranty information available here.
How do I maintain my Weather-Chek awning?
Weather-Chek Architectural Awning Fabric is a polyester reinforced PVC fabric that will provide many years of satisfactory service. Properly fastened to the frame, it will retain its dimension as well as its protective function and aesthetic value. Since no industrial textile is impervious to all hazards, periodic and proper maintenance is important if maximum life of the product is to be realized.
Detailed care and cleaning instructions can be obtained from the manufacturer or distributor of Weather-Chek Awning Fabric.
Weather-Chek Care and Cleaning information available here.