The majority of inflatable balloon companies do not manufacture their own balloons. Instead, they job them out to companies overseas, especially helium products. There are only a hand full of companies in the World that construct their own helium parade balloons and Big Ideas Parade Giants is one of them.
Vinyl used in balloon construction is similar to the fabric used to make swimming pool toys and tends to stretch out of shape when exposed to the heat of the sun. Vinyl balloons have no woven fabric to help hold the shape or add strength. Vinyl balloons are stretchy and easily punctured. The darker the material the more prone it is to heat up and swell out of shape. Vinyl material is usually imported into the USA as well as the balloons that are constructed out of it.
Our Urethane materials are constructed by coating or laminating a thin layer of urethane on both sides of fabric such as taffeta or ripstop nylon. With a fabric membrane in the center of the urethane coatings, stretching is minimal and swelling out of shape from the heat of the sun is not a problem when using Urethane material. Woven fabric makes Urethane material more durable and puncture resistant. Even when unsupported by woven fabric, Urethane is far better than Vinyl at lower gauge thickness for helium holding qualities and Urethane will not crack in cold weather like Vinyl does.
Our warranty reflects the quality of the urethane fabrics we use including our proprietary construction methods. We provide a 12 month warranty that covers workmanship and materials on all our our custom helium parade balloon creations. We also provide custom instructions for each custom helium parade balloon we manufacture. Professsional installation at your event is also available.