The Awning and Canopy Fabric Selection Tool (http://awningfabricselectiontool.com/)
“PAMA's new Awning and Canopy Fabric Selection Tool is a perfect comprehensive resource guide for specifiers. It provides designers with critical fabric specifications to quickly select the appropriate material for the project," states Mike Gatti, General Manager, Weblon Products, Division of Herculite Products, Inc., one of the companies whose products are listed in the Guide.
Retail shops and restaurants freshen their brand look every three to five years, so fabrics with shorter life-spans meet their requirements. Other buildings require longer-term solutions.
Once the building professional has the list of suitable fabrics in-hand, they can learn more using the Awning and Canopy Fabric Specifier’s Guide. Viewable and printable versions are available on the PAMA website: awninginfo.com. The Specifier’s Guide lists details about awning and canopy fabrics: what kind of graphics applications can be used, aesthetics such as colors available, various construction methods and fabric durability.
The Specifier’s Guide and Awning and Canopy Fabric Selection Tool are updated yearly by manufacturers who manufacturer and/or distribute awning and canopy fabrics in the U.S. and Canada.
Awnings and canopies can play an increasingly important role in branding, aesthetics, expanded seating and outdoor living space, providing customer comfort and energy savings for both residential and commercial buildings. The wide variety of modern fabrics make awnings and canopies cost-effective solutions for new and existing construction.
The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), is the only international trade association committed to the awning industry. PAMA membership is open to companies who are current members of IFAI and manufacture or sell awnings, as well as those who supply goods and services to the awning industry. PAMA provides a forum to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually-beneficial relationships. Learn more at http://www.awninginfo.com.
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The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association is a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and is the only international trade association committed to the awning industry.