Shade sails are a great way to have shade in your garden or for your outdoor patio. These are especially useful if you live in an area which is warm and gets hot during the summer. Shades protect you, your children, and pets from the heat, UV rays and even from the wind on windy days. The best thing about sails is that they can be taken down and put up where they are needed. Their use is not restricted to just a home – you see them at restaurants, schools, and many outdoor areas where shade is welcome. Based on need, sails are available in different sizes and shapes. Some of the options are listed below.
Shade Sails Style Options
Umbrella: This type of shade sail is perfect for a backyard/garden/patio. Once you get it installed, you can spend time outdoors reading, let the children play outside, entertain friends and family, have lunch, or just hang out in the backyard. Imagine spending time outside without shade cover – it would be too hot to stay for more than half an hour. Umbrella style sails can be fixed on balconies too. Check with the installation company and get a quote.
Patio: If you have a patio that is rarely used, getting a sail installed will offer more living space. Consider getting shade sails instead of metal or asbestos roofing. The benefit is that you won’t have to spend a fortune in remodelling the exterior to accommodate a sail. Use the outdoors under a shade sail and stay safe from the sun and the elements.
Portable sails: If you want to go for a picnic to a park or to the lake, portable sails are your answer. Portable sails need very little hardware and fit in the trunk of a car or van easily. Installation and take down are also easy – not more than 10 minutes. Portable shade sails make every outing enjoyable, and since they are open on all sides, they are a great spot to drop your gear and explore the countryside.
Things To Consider
If you are in the market for shade sails, check stores in your area for options. There are many styles, designs, and colours to choose from; which makes it easier to pick one to match your home’s architecture and exterior colours. What makes shade sails a more affordable option is that they are not as expensive as getting a pergola built. With just a few mounting posts and canvas, sails can perform the same function at a fraction of the cost. They can be dismantled before the winter if you choose to do so. Shade installation companies offer waterproof and extreme sun protection fabrics – the choice is yours. Installation companies will come out to a client location and offer recommendations and estimates based on your needs.
It always pays to do your research and find out what is available. Since shade sails are affordable, you do not have to worry about your budget either. Enjoy your home and garden in style, year-round.