Poly-Guard is a USA made 100% marine grade polyester material. It features excellent resistance to fading and will provide users with great UV protection. Poly-Guard is both water repellent and resistant to mold and mildew. This material weighs 8 ounces per yard, making it easy to handle and store. We have offered this fabric for many years, and it has an excellent reputation for longevity. Poly-Guard is a great choice for the boater who needs full protection but does not require a vibrant color option. This material offers the highest tear strength available and is warrantied for 5 years.
Sun-DURA is a 100% marine grade polyester fabric which is made in the USA. This material was specifically developed to offer superior water repellency and UV resistance, and it is a Carver Industries exclusive. This fabric is extremely fade resistant, so it is perfect for a Bimini which will spend a lot of time in intense sun. Sun-DURA is a wonderful choice for someone who desires a vibrant color, excellent protection and an affordable price tag. This material features a 7 year warranty.
Sunbrella is a name brand material which is made in the USA. It has been considered among the best in the marine industry for decades, and it is made from 100% acrylic fibers. The color is applied to these acrylic fibers using a solution dyed process which locks the pigment into the fabric, so your canvas won't lose its color or fade over the years. Sunbrella will provide an almost a complete UV "block", keeping boaters safe from penetrating rays. You won't find a better material for intense sun. For these reasons and more, it has always been the most popular choice for a Bimini top canvas. This material comes with a 10 year warranty.
No other marine fabric on earth withstands the ravages of water, sun, salt or wind better than Sunbrella®. Sunbrella is endorsed by the American Cancer Society.