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thatgirl65

I live in Nebraska and I use Sunbrella fabric on the pergola attached to my house. My idea was to use it in the summer when the western sun bakes my back door and take it down in the fall, but I ended up getting sick for several years. The material stayed up year round and held up the entire time. Because it is porous, heavy rains didn't collect, snows melted off (dripped right on the stairs, which I didn't like but the material didn't get weighed down) and winds didn't make it flap. When we finally took it down last fall, the top was discolored (it was beige and the top had turned grayish in areas from debris). However, the fabric cost about $40.00, which averaged out to $8,00 a year for shade over my back door. I'm a fan and put it up freshly scrubbed when we finally had spring arrive this year.

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lbleiser

Thanks thatgirl65, will consider that.

   
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sugarlakes

We have various sizes and angular shapes of sails that we buy on line which are porous and we love the shade they provide. We live in Houston and this helps keep the patio cool in the hot Texas summers.


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