Additional Features Aluminum Frames All Winston Furniture is created from non-rusting aluminum. Whether the frames are extruded (hollow tubes of aluminum formed and welded) or solid cast, you can rest assured that the quality of the raw material are of the highest grade and meet industry standards for commercial use. Heliarc welding processes are utilized which ensure the strongest welds possible for aluminum joints. Cast Aluminum Winstons manufacturing facility includes an on-site aluminum foundry where all cast aluminum components are created. This eliminates outside vendors who most other manufacturers rely upon for their cast furniture. Winston is able to closely monitor the quality of the castings and ensures that the aluminum used in the casting process is pure aluminum. An additional step in Winstons casting process involves out gassing which removes gas bubbles in the melting process which if not removed will cause weak aluminum when the trapped bubbles cure in the poured aluminum molds. These bubbles would result in broken aluminum parts due to the porous casting. This is a step that many casting companies would eliminate. Alternative Table Tops Winston offers a multitude of table top options- Acrylic, Synthetic Stone, Fiberglass, Cast Aluminum and Copper. This investment of options is an important element of the product line. It offers many design opportunities so that the furniture installation can coordinate effectively with the environment. Umbrellas Winston offers two styles of umbrellas. The Traditional Garden Style umbrella is 7 ½ in diameter and raises and folds with a manual crank. This umbrella has a push button tilt and comes with a silver anodized pole. The other style is a Market umbrella that spans 9 in diameter. This umbrella pole comes in a variety of different colors and also has a push button tile feature and a manual crank. Each umbrella offers more than 150 different fabric offerings for the covers. Fabrics Winstons fabric offering is among the most diverse in the industry. All fabrics are environmentally tested including specialized UV tests, all necessary to ensure that the fabrics will hold up to the elements for years of outdoor use. We select fabrics from the most recognized names in the outdoor fabric industry . The fabric selection ranges from vinyl coated polyester fabrics most suitable for sling products, to rich textures and colors made from acrylic fibers for cushions and umbrellas. Vinyl Strap Winston continues to add to its offering of easy care, vinyl strap furniture in traditional and contemporary styles. The vinyl strap is 2 wide and contains mildew and UV inhibitors to help keep the vinyl looking fresh and clean. The strap is virgin vinyl which contains no foreign bonding agents which can cause deterioration of the strap and shorten its usefulness over time. Frame Finishes Winston offers two primary categories of frame finishes- Standard and Premium. Standard finishes are a one-step application process whereas Premium Finishes are a multi-Step process. The Premium finishes involve hand-applied paint by skilled artists. But even before the finish is applied, Winston frames undergo an extensive 45 minute preparatory process that cleanses the frames in order to receive the final finish.