There are many opportunities that people may come across that may make them want to have a particular type of retractable awning installed on their yachts. Have you ever heard of a sealant? If so then you will have a good understanding of what will be discussed. If you have answered no to this question then it is important that you read closely to make sure that this information becomes beneficial to you. A sealant is something that typically goes onto the top coat of something in order to protect it from damage or outside materials effecting the underlying objects. A sealant can often be referred to as a protectant, or protective covering.
Take the metaphor that was previously provided to you and put that into an awning perspective. There are customized retractable awnings that need to be covered in a protectant. The term that is most commonly used for awnings is a top coat. This top coat is something that it typically put on top of the awnings that are made out of a fabric material. This may include materials such as cotton, polyester, wood, or just a basic cloth.
The process of a top coat that needs to be applied to a retractable awning will first begin with an acrylic coating. The purpose of this first type of coating is to seal the pores of the fabric materials that are used to make the awning. The pores need to be filled and closed in order to prevent any moisture from getting into the fabric of the awning. The reason that this is the first thing that needs to be prevented is because if you seal something that already has moisture in it then you are locking in something that will cause further damage to the awning. The awning will then have the ability to gain mold and mil due build up.
After the acrylic coat is officially and properly administered to the customized retractable awning, it will then become time to apply the urethane product. This will then be the final coat that will cover the awning. The two of these types of sealants will work together in order to prolong the life span of the plain materials that were used to make the awning. The top coat, on average, typically extends the life span of the awning by two times.
There has been some research that was conducted about the life span of the awnings. After collecting the appropriate data there has been results that yielded that the plain fabric awnings that are made out of materials such as cotton, polyester, wood, or basic cloth typically have a lifespan of about one to two years depending on the climate that the awnings are installed in. If you have a customized retractable awning installed by a professional, who covers the awning with a top coat, the life span of the fabric awning will be extended by about five more years. The appearance of the awning may also appear to be better with a top coat applied.