1 Are welded seams better than sewn seams?
We think so. People with just sewing machines will
state that they don't like or trust a welded seam.
We and everybody that we have discussed this with
who has both welding and sewing capability's thinks
that the welded seams are best for all of the flat
work and then use sewn seams for all of the curves;
ends. and small detail work. With
this system there are no threads on the main body of
cloth exposed to the sun to fade and come apart.
2 Why does my thread rot and my top come apart?
This is why we are in the fabric business. There
are threads available that will last the life of the
cloth. We feel that a lot of the tops that have come
apart due the thread rotting were sewn together with
inferior threads to begin with. In time they deteriorate
and then strong winds move the cloth around causing
the sewn seams to fail and your cloth comes apart
3 Can you weld my top together after it has had
thread stiches that have failed?
The fabric itself is weldable but it takes a 1
inch overlap to make a fabric weld and most
sewn seems are 1/2 inch seems. There are on the
average 5 seems so if you weld it back together you
will lose 1/2 inch each time you create a weld and
your top will be 2 1/2 inches to short.
4 Can you restitch my existing top?
Yes--If the fabric is still in good shape. We
have bought a separate sewing machine just for the
purpose of restitching the existing tops that have a
thread failure problem. We use a large heavy duty
polyester thread with a very high UV rating to
resist fading and rotting due to sun exposure.
5 What is the warranty?
Sunbrella has the best which is a 10 year fade
resistant warranty on there fabric. Other brand
names will have a different warranty. Usually in the
3 to 5 year range. Our warranty will vary according
to the fabric that we use. A new Sunbrella boatlift
cover from ABC Covers will have a 6 year warranty.
It will have a three year unconditional warranty and
a three year prorated warranty on our craftsmanship.
6 What types of fabric do you use and are there
other types available?
We primarily use Sunbrella. It is a top quality
fabric with a very large selection of colors and
patterns available. We keep a large inventory of the
most common solid colors (Forest Green; Marine Blue;
Navy Blue; Coco; Tan; Linen Tweed; Black; Maroon,
etc:) on hand so that we can provide quick service
for you. There are also several
other suitable fabrics available. We keep some
material and samples on hand of these brands of
7 Are there some good quality fabrics at a less
expensive price available?
YES-- we also stock a line of Poly Vinyl
fabric that has a very long life and also looks
good as an awning
or boatlift cover. There are not as
many colors to chose from but the have the very
basic solid colors. Green; Red: Black; Blue; Tan.
8 Can you make a matching cover for my
boat or other item?
Yes--We are primarily a boatlift and awning
cover manufactory but we will
make matching covers for your boat; pwc; dock
and patio furniture; golf cart or whatever
9 Can I buy a cover
from you and install it myself?
Yes--but it creates a problem with a warranty.
The only way that we can fairly be expected to
warranty a cover is if we make sure it fits
correctly and that it is installed correctly.
10 What is your payment
We accept Master Card; Visa; check, and
cash. You do not need to be present for us to
install a cover for you. We will get the cover
installed and then contact you and make
arrangements to send you a invoice to be paid.
11 Where can I see all of the
Sunbrella colors available?
We keep sample books
and material for you to look at and you can
also go to
www.Sunbrella.com and see all of
the colors and patterns available. On there
site you will want to go to the Awning and
Marine fabric collection tab.
We are a local manufacturer right
here in the Lake Oconee business
district at 170 Sammons Pkwy NE;
Logistically we are 1 mile
behind the McDonalds on Greensboro Rd
(Hwy 44). Turn between the
Peoples Bank and McDonalds onto Harmony
Rd. Go1 mile. Just
past Marble Works turn right onto
Sammons Pkwy NE. We are the third building
on the left. We share an office with
exact GPS coordinates are :
N 33deg 26.133