The Pros and Cons of PVC Automobile Canopies

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You may be wondering about which material you should select when you are buying a canopy for the cargo section of your ute. PVC and canvas are some of the common materials available. This article discusses some of the advantages and the disadvantages of PVC canopies. Use this information to make an informed decision about the suitability of this material for your needs.

The Pros

It is easy to clean. One of the reasons that make PVC a popular choice of canopy among motorists is the ease with which the canopy can be cleaned. All that may be needed is to wash it with some soapy water and all the dirt will be removed from the canopy. Thus, you will not have to spend money to buy specialty cleaning agents each time the canopy gets dirty.

It isn't susceptible to mould and odor development. PVC canopies are also advantageous because it is not easy for mould to grow on them. This means that you may not have to dry out the canopy before folding and keeping it once it gets wet. It is also very hard for unpleasant odors to develop in PVC canopies, unlike what happens in other canopies (such as canvas canopies).

It doesn't ignite. One of the risks that owners of canopies have to watch out for is the risk that an ember will start a fire after it drops on the canopy during a camping trip, for example. PVC canopies relieve you of that worry because they do not ignite if an ember drops on them. This makes them a safer material to use when compared to canvas.

The Cons

They are prone to shrinkage. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause PVC canopies to shrink. The only way to prevent this UV damage is to buy a canopy that was UV treated. This may make the cost of the canopy much higher than canopies made from other materials, such as canvas.

The material is heavy. This weight can be an issue if you have to carry the canopy after it has been exposed to rain. The canopy may also be hard to fold in case someone has limited strength in the arms or upper body.

Think carefully about the information above before you choose a ute canopy made from PVC. Contact a canopy supplier for additional information in case you still have some unanswered queries or concerns.


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