Awning fabrics are subject to direct sunlight, strong winds and sometimes humidity and rain. To ensure that the awning has a long life and can withstand intense use, both high-quality fabrics and a reliable welding process are essential. The individual sheets must be properly joined to produce a perfect, watertight fit. Hem seams, piping, and concave welds must be capable of withstanding great strain. With Leister's welding machines like SEAMTEK, producing durable welds is no problem at all. Leister’s welding machines and heat guns are excellent choices for awning manufacturers.
Awnings have been organized into wind resistance classes for the customer’s reference. In addition to color and pattern, another criterion for selecting an awning is whether it is dirt-resistant, which will result in less maintenance. Awnings come in different designs for different uses: cassette awnings, half cassette awnings and folding arm awnings, all available as electrical and manually extendable versions. There are also specialty awnings such as mobile awnings, clamp awnings, vertical awnings and side awnings, all of which are mostly used for wind protection.
More information about shades and awnings for larger architectural projects and buildings can be found in the expert's report, "Textile Roofs and Facades."
Shade sails, awnings and shade screens are easy to retract on campers and motorhomes using the specially mounted tracks. Shade sails must also be equipped with hems, pole pockets and grommets.
Shade sails are a standard feature in motorhomes and campers, intended to provide protection from the sun. Although permanently installed awnings are not always the best choice for motorhomes due to their weight and/or location, shade sails are a great alternative.
Using the tailor-made Leister welding machine, HEMTEK K-ST, piping can be made easily and quickly, without having to make grueling changes that occur with a sewing machine. The HEMTEK K-ST is quick, sleek and efficient, making it perfect for shade sails with durable piping. Camping is back in style and shade sails can be a lucrative source of revenue.