All you need to know about sun shade sails


Shade sails are quickly becoming the most popular solution for outdoor spaces—and it’s easy to see why! Not only do shade sails provide valuable protection from the heat and sun, they also come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors to compliment any home or commercial property. Before buying a shade sail, here are a few important things to keep in mind:


What are sun shade sails?

Shade sails are flexible membranes made of weather resistant materials that come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, such as triangles, rectangles, and squares. The best shade sails are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric, which is an environmentally friendly form of recyclable plastic. Sails can instantly add a pop of color that compliments or contrasts any outside space ranging from cozy home patios to large outdoor venues.


Our eco-friendly fabric

Besides being friendly to the planet, the biggest advantage of the HDPE fabric we use in our sails is its wonderful ventilation. Thanks to the eco-friendly breathability of the fabric membrane, cool breezes can pass through the sails and  can help lower the temperature under them.
Our sun sails not only stop the sunlight and the heat—they allow any breeze to circulate—helping you  stay cool in your backyard all summer long.


The best shade sails for homes

If you’re looking to shade your outdoor space with sleek, modern solutions, a shade sail is the perfect pick for you and your property. Much more appealing than a big and bulky umbrella, shade sails offer attractive and effective protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays while reimagining your home’s outdoor living space. Keep in mind you will need at least 3 fixing points in your backyard—trees, poles, or even the roof of your home are great anchors for sails. Shade sails, when properly designed and installed, offer a completely taut canopy in order to repel leaves and prevent water accumulation. Feel free to contact us if you’re having trouble deciding which shade sail is best for you and your home.


So long, sun burn!

Our shade sails provide 90-95% UV ray protection. Just like sunscreen but much easier on the eyes, shade sails shield your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Sails also protect the exterior of your home from heating up in the summer months, so you’ll be saving your energy bill from being burned up, too. When winter rolls around, if you wish you can remove your shade to allow the sun to naturally warm your home. Keep in mind that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, and that it’s also higher in the summer months while lower during winter.



Now more than ever before, people are enjoying the freedom that an outdoor living space provides. The professionals at Shade Sails Online can help make your backyard into an entertainer’s paradise. Explore our Standard Shade Sails, or you can create your own Custom Shade Sail by choosing your shape, size, and color along with an instant (and free) quote!