Shelter-Rite is a very durable and heavy vinyl coated woven polyester often used for industrial cover and tarp applications. Use for fabric canopies on boat lifts, reinforcing material behind fasteners, and high wear areas on covers using other outdoor fabrics.
Breathe Ability (1): Because the material is vinyl coated, it is waterproof and will not breathe. Appropriate ventilation must be provided if using this fabric for full enclosures.
Waterproof (5): The vinyl coating makes Shelter-Rite completely waterproof!
Abrasion Resistance (5): When compared to other 18 oz materials, Shelter-Rite exhibits superior resistance to abrasion. It is often used as chafe protection on enclosures made from other lighter marine grade outdoor fabrics.
UV Resistance (3): Heavy materials are often inherently more resistant to sun exposure than lighter alternatives. The thick vinyl coating on Shelter-Rite does a very good job of protecting the base polyester weave.
Colorfastness (4): The vinyl coating and dye are quite colorfast, yet they still do not match the colorfastness of solution-dyed products like Sunbrella and Surlast. Dye lots are very consistent.
Clean Ability (5): Easy to clean with a sponge and mild detergent.