For over 40 years, Shelter-Rite® architectural fabrics have been engineered with a proprietary coating formula for superior UV and mildew resistance, and unique weft inserted knit fabric that provides excellent tensile, tear and seam strength. This time-tested technology has resulted in architectural structures that maintain long-lasting aesthetics.

For added protection from the elements, Seaman Corporation offers the broadest line of top finishes in the industry featuring Shelter-Rite® Brite™ Tedlar® and Kynar® fluoropolymer top finishes.


Unique Construction of Shelter-Rite

Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabrics Cross SectionFABRIC LAYER

Feature: Unique weft inserted knit polyester design

Benefit: Superior tensile and tear resistance at a lighter weight compared to woven alternatives, while providing consistent stretch

ADHESIVE COAT

Feature: Unique polymeric adhesive coat encapsulates the yarns, forming a molecular bond between the base fabric and exterior coating compound

Benefit: Maximizes peel resistance and seam strength, and prevents wicking. A superior static load at elevated temperatures

OPAQUE COAT (optional)

Feature: Unique polymeric adhesive coat encapsulates the yarns, forming a molecular bond between the base fabric and exterior coating compound

Benefit: Maximizes peel resistance and seam strength, and prevents wicking. A superior static load at elevated temperatures

BACK COAT

Feature: Superior mildew resistant formulation; Unique continuous film

Benefit: Extended life and long-term aesthetics; Reduced permeation

FACE COAT

Feature: Over 40 year proven, proprietary formula

Benefit: Superior UV protection and color stability, and long term performance

TOP FINISH

Feature: For added protection from the elements, four top finishes are available: Acrylic, PVDF, and Kynar and Tedlar fluoropolymers.

Benefit: Improves long-term aesthetics