Metal Reinforcement You Can't Feel
Our metal reinforcement channels keep the foam from warping, and add strength to the foam. T-bars and other lateral reinforcements used by other manufacturers will score and weaken the foam, and are not advised. The metal should be embedded in the foam and should not be felt through the top or bottom of the cover. Our covers use a 24-gauge, galvanized steel channel that fits flush against the foam. Other manufacturers often place the metal in a position where it can rub through the vinyl and damage the cover over time. CEDAR MOUNTAIN MANUFACTURING covers have an embedded steel channeling that cannot be felt and will never rub through the vinyl.
For a top-quality spa cover, you want only the highest-grade marine vinyl. Other manufacturers will use a non-marine or service grade marine vinyl that has no resistance to mold and no UV protection built into it. We use only the highest grade marine vinyl with the best UV inhibitors (for up to 1,500 hours) and mold resistance. It has been cold crack-rated to -10°F. This means our covers last longer and look nicer than any other option out there. Even those who do use marine vinyl can take advantage of you by:
|• Using Service Grade Marine Vinyl
• Cutting Down On the UV Inhibitors
|• Cutting Down On the Mold Resistors
• Using Seconds or Factory Rejects
Polyester thread is the only thread to use on outdoor items. Other manufacturers use cotton or nylon thread in order to cut costs. Both of these threads have the tendency to fade and then break within the first 2 years due to a lack of resistance to mold and UV rays. CEDAR MOUNTAIN MANUFACTURING uses only bonded and lubed premium polyester thread, the best outdoor thread available, that has been treated with enhanced UV inhibitors and mold resistance. These allow the thread to retain its strength and color longer than other fibers.