Sailshades are Sturdy - Built to Last
1979 – present
Our face fabric is 100% cotton twill washed, with no chemical finishes; the thread, shoe quality 69 weight bonded Dacron. The well-tested lining from Rockland Industries has been used from our beginning, as insulative lining facing the window. It is 3-pass Roc-lon blackout lining used throughout the drapery industry. The reflective insulation sandwiched between the twill and the lining is LOW-E micro-e foil. Its performance has not been formally tested in Sailshade applications. The 1/2 inch D-rings are attached to last with multiple back tacking via the heavy duty thread. The tabs are pieces of Roc-lon scraps left over from production, a GREEN feature. We know those tabs have a long life and are dependable. More insulation can be incorporated in our roman shade design than possible in conventional roman shades. Sailshade’s unique design structure in which the last panel comes down protects the face fabric from fading. The headboard is hardwood ash; the snaps, “Lift-the-Dot.” This snap system is well tested in the boating industry. The well-tested pulleys we have used for 18 years. Sailshades are built to last.