Select your sling type. We offer two types of slings, basic and futon.
- Basic Sling (Sleeves on top, middle, and front of swing frame)
- Futon Sling (Sleeves on top, middle, front of swing and sides)
The sling options (the support fabric your cushions sit on) are Awntex 70 fabric. Awntex is an open weave fabric allowing rain to flow and has a 5-year limited warranty.
Upgrade to the Futon Awntex 70 (5-year limited warranty) that has a cloth finished design and with the Microban antimicrobial technology, it keeps your sling cleaner for longer.
Sling Measurement Guide
Although you may have a Futon style sling on your existing patio swing you can replace it with a Basic sling – which is the most affordable. Most slings that came from the factory came futon style (for lack of a better word). Many of these type fold down into a bed - the sling has sleeves on all four sides.
Measuring for a Basic Sling:
___Width of the existing sling (as shown above)
___If the original sling is missing provide the inside width of the frame (left to right)
___Distance from the front of kneebar (outside dimension) to the center of the horizontal middle bar
___Distance from center horizontal middle bar to the top of headrest bar (outside dimension)
Note: Many swings are riveted together where the middle horizontal bar joins the seat frame to the backrest frame. You will need to drill out the rivets and replace with bolts and nuts in order to replace your sling. We make our sleeves extra wide to make installation easier.
Study your seating frame and determine whether you can free up the center horizontal bar for installation. You may need to drill out rivets and replace them with bolts and nuts.
If your seating frame is constructed using two U-shaped bars; one U shape for the seat and one for the backrest, we will make the horizontal sleeve for the knee and headrest 6” wide for ease of installation
There are many variations of futon style slings. Some have very specific knotch cutouts to accommodate frame bolts.
- Measure where cut-out is positioned, how wide and deep.
- The position of bolt cutouts may vary
- Many frames require you drill out one rivet and replace with a nut and bolt at the middle bar