World of Elegance
Rolltec® offers our own exclusive World of Elegance fabric collection of 100% solution dyed marine grade acrylic fabrics. This designer collection is available in a wide variety of solid and striped patterns to satisfy any taste and compliment any home's décor. The World of Elegance collection is carefully selected from leading European fabric mills, which assures the finest quality and exclusive designs for the North American market. The European fabrics are engineered for a lifespan two to ten times longer compared to non-acrylic fabrics such as polyester, cotton canvas that are used in low quality awnings.
Our top quality acrylic fabrics in the World of Elegance collection use solution dyed acrylic fibers, meaning the colour is added to the fibers during synthesis, while they are still in a liquid state. This technique locks the colour in, assuring a long life, and allows for easy cleaning. For detailed cleaning are care instructions, please see the fabric warranty.
All of our fabrics have been treated with either Teflon or Scotchgard fluorocarbon fabric protectors, creating a barrier between the fabric and the elements. The fabric treatment also reinforces the water repellency of the fabric and keeps it looking newer longer. Thanks to the treatment, dirt does not penetrate into the fabric.
The greatest benefit of acrylic fabric is that it provides a high level of protection from ultraviolet rays. It disperses, absorbs, and reflects the UV rays, thus preventing them from streaming through the fabric and making contact with our skin. As our climate changes, so does the amount of ultraviolet protection we need. The length of time we can spend outdoors without any sun protection before sun damage occurs varies between 5-10 minutes for fair skin tones and up to approximately 90 minutes for the darkest of skin tones. The added protection through an awning with acrylic fabric significantly increases the amount of time spent outdoors before sun damage occurs ranges from 30 times longer with a light coloured fabric, up to 80 times longer with dark fabric colours. The amount of protection against UV rays also varies depending on the colour of the awning fabric; light fabric colours will filter approximately 95% of UV rays while dark fabric colours will filter up to 98%.
For your convenience, we've divided the collection into 8 categories based on their prominent color or style. Feel free to browse the collection by clicking the swatches above. Although we do our very best to ensure colour accuracy, please note that colours may appear slightly different on your computer screen than in actuality.
In addition to the World of Elegance collection, we carry the full range of Sunbrella® fabrics manufactured in the US by Glen Raven Mills. For Sunbrella fabrics, please visit their awning fabric showroom at www.sunbrella.com.