Shade Sails

Welcome to High Quality Store Shade Sails Collection

The shade sail is a light and easy to install accessory that has many advantages in a garden, patio or on a terrace. It is an aesthetic and aerial solution to protect from the sun, the rain and the eyes of passers-by or neighbors. Invented by the Romans to house the spectators of the Coliseum, the shade sail was popularized in the 2000s, having revealed its many protective qualities in Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. It is now very popular for its elegant aesthetic appearance, as well as for the refreshing shade that it brings to the space where your garden furniture is located, to a playground for the children or to a vegetable patch. on the terrace.

What material for a shade sail?

Water repellent fabric, waterproof veil, UV protection: the materials are many and it is not always easy to find a shade sail that combines aesthetic qualities and textile composition tailored to your needs. While waterproof sails can protect both showers and the sun, permeable models provide a refreshing shade without rain protection. The main disadvantage of the waterproof sail, usually PVC or acrylic treated for sealing, is that it does not let air through: it can be stuffy, especially if it is placed low enough and prevents any circulation air. It also has more grip in the wind and can deteriorate more quickly. The permeable sail, generally made of polyethylene, is micro-perforated and thus allows air to circulate: it is more resistant to wind while effectively protecting the sun thanks to the shade it generates and the anti-UV treatment. Not being waterproof, this type of shade sail is not likely to see form (and spill brutally ...) pockets of water in case of rain.

How to choose your shade sail?

- Evaluate the points of attachment and the distance between them, before choosing the shape of your sail and the most suitable dimensions: it is easier to hang this accessory to existing supports, such as a wall or a wall. tree, than having to install poles or poles. It is necessary to count 30 cm of margin between the fixing points and the angles of the fabric. Also remember that a well-tended shade sail will better withstand bad weather and wear and tear.

- Bet on a rectangular or square sail if the required shade area is larger. Prefer a triangular model if the aesthetic aspect prevails: this form has more character and is much more dynamic.

- Be sure to set your shade sail high enough to enjoy a wider shade area and to let air circulate, especially if it is a waterproof model.

- Always think of tilting your shade sail slightly to allow the rainwater to run off.

- Check the sun's course to guide your sail.