Shade sails provide a unique combination of elegant design, vibrant color and functional practicality for your home or business patio. They come in many shapes, sizes, colors and designs, offering great versatility and nearly endless decor options. If you’re not yet familiar with shade sails, or you’re still not convinced that they’re a good option for you, let’s take a look at exactly what they are and the many benefits they provide. Shade sails are large pieces of fabric (typically HDPE or high-density polypropylene mesh) that serve as an open barrier to protect against the heat and dangerous UV rays of the sun. They are pulled taut and typically hung across the top of a specified area, like a patio or pool, attached either to an existing structure, like your home, or using sturdy poles. Some of the benefits of using shade sails include: • Protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, so no more sunburn or dangerous exposure that can lead to skin cancer • Provides a cool, inviting outdoor oasis, great for entertaining guests or just relaxing • Can lower the costs of indoor air conditioning (depending on size and placement) • Adds color, style and unique design to your outdoor living space • Durable – built to withstand excessive heat and high winds • Customizable to suit your taste, style, needs and budget • Shades furniture, gardens, pools and children’s play areas from the heat and dangerous rays of the sun • Allows for greater use of outdoor spaces such as decks, patios, porches and pools • Cost effective alternative to awnings, umbrellas, canopies or gazebos • Practically maintenance free • Mildew and dry-rot resistant • Easy to take down and put back up • Adds a touch of elegance to an otherwise boring outdoor space Shade sails are also incredibly versatile in terms of how you hang them. You can use one or several, hang them individually, side by side, or even overlap them to create a unique design and a greater coverage area. There are practically endless possibilities for your shade sail design and layout. Best of all, these beautiful, affordable structures will allow you to truly enjoy every moment you spend outdoors this summer. Ready to design your own shade sail outdoor oasis? Give us a call today. And, as always….stay cool, my friends.