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Awning fabric sets the tone for a home or commercial building’s outdoor space. When chosen correctly, the right fabric and fabric brand will complement the aesthetic of the outdoor furniture and landscape while providing protection against weather elements. When chosen incorrectly, the wrong fabric will not only appear as an eyesore for the outdoor space, but will fail in reliability and quality against weather elements. As such, making a decision regarding awning fabric means weighing a number of critical features that will ensure the correct purchase is made. Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, Interior Designer, Architect, Landscape Architect, or anyone seeking to improve an outdoor area, it’s time to carefully consider which awning fabric brand reigns supreme.

When it comes to selecting awning fabric for an outdoor space, RetractableAwnings.com proudly and consistently recommends Parà fabric. Sure, there are a ton of fabric choices within the industry and everyone claims to be the best and most reliable option. However, decades of experience in the retractable awning business has led us to understand and appreciate that when it comes to quality, performance, aesthetics, and reliability, there is truly nothing like Parà fabric. Imported from Italy, Parà fabrics outshine the competition in a multitude of ways. In fact, RetractableAwnings.com sells Parà fabrics on 90 percent of the orders that solution dyed acrylic fabric can be used on. So, when our clients ask us for our expert opinion on awning fabric, we confidently advise them that Parà fabric is our top choice. Keep reading to find out why.

Parà’s Outstanding Awning Fabric Features

Parà fabrics bring everything to the table that a retractable awnings company seeks to incorporate into their product lines. First and foremost, the brand is continuously associated with incredible quality. According to the company’s website, “The search for quality is almost an obsession for Parà. To be at the highest level, Parà has been able to choose the best supplier in the market that have become real partners over the years. Important collaborations with companies of the highest level has led to the creation of special and exclusive products that Parà uses to reach the highest goals.” Amongst the most prominent of these goals is their dedication to durability. The quality of Parà is certified by the most respected authorities.

With the foundation of high-quality materials at the forefront of all Parà fabrics, the next most notable feature is most certainly design and style. With a “strong Italian stylistic identity", Parà fabrics offer a high-end European look unmatched by their competition. This appealing aesthetic works wonders for creating a magical outdoor area in both residential and commercial spaces. Within seconds of stepping foot outside, this awning fabric will become the topic of conversation for any and all guests. Finally, Parà is renowned for their original patterns, colors, and textures, making the innovative designs unparalleled for retractable awnings.

Parà’s most notorious fabric line is called Tempotest, which is a solution-dyed acrylic fabric. Tempotest is woven from man-made fibers before the dye is infused into the material. This unique dyeing process gives the fabric a vibrant color that is resistant to fading. While there are a wide variety of advantages associated with Tempotest acrylic fabrics, some of the most outstanding characteristics include:

  • More resilient than its natural counterparts, such as cotton

  • Naturally resistant to mold and fungus

  • Retractable awning fabric has a Teflon treatment

  • Water and oil repellent

  • Stain resistant

  • UV protection

  • Parà offers a ten-year warranty on their fabrics

Take a look at all of the solid and striped Parà Tempotest fabrics available in the USA here. With fantastic variety and incomparable quality, Parà fabrics are second to none. Another noteworthy aspect of Parà fabrics is that there are no surcharges associated with purchasing their products. All other solution dyed acrylic fabric brands including Sunbrella (USA) and Dickson (France) include surcharges. Therefore adding to the list of amazing awning fabric features.

Last, but certainly not least, we must mention the certificates of Parà fabrics. Unlike all other fabrics in the industry, Parà is TÜV certified, uses HI- Clean finishing, is SANITIZED, has the confidence in Textiles approval, is Sanitized Silver and uses Teflon coating. Due to Parà brand fabric purchasing volume, RetractableAwnings.com is proud to offer this premier retractable awning fabric at a better price than either Sunbrella or Dickson.

Awning Fabric Magic

Are you or your client ready to make magic in an outdoor space? Parà fabrics has all of the bells and whistles to do just that. When paired with RetractableAwnings.com’s incredible product lines, this team up is a surefire win. Contact our retractable awnings experts in the USA or Canada toll free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for guidance in choosing a Parà fabric and awning combination that is right for you or your client!

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Eric M. Scop

Eric M. Scop is considered a RETRACTABLE awning industry expert hired by architects, landscape architects, exterior/interior designers, contractors and builders worldwide on a consulting basis

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