Custom Shade Sails
Custom Shade Sails in Commercial 95 and Sunbrella Fabrics
Do you need a Shade Sail that is not available in a standard size or shape? BackyardCity.com is proud to offer Custom Shade Sails to fit almost any size and shape in a variety of colors and materials. Also known as Sun Sails, shade sails make beautiful additions to your patio, backyard, or other outdoor areas. A shade sail is the perfect alternative to a traditional pergola or covered porch. Floating and curvaceous, Shade Sails make an attractive addition to any property, and with the right design can enhance the existing property with artistic or architectural flair and style.
Shade Sails are a decorative and affordable way to create shade that will provide protection form the sun and keep you more comfortable in hot weather. The state of the art fabrics used in Shade Sails block the sun's harmful UV rays, yet they remain totally unaffected by moisture and natural temperature extremes. Some sail shade fabrics even offer waterproof / water resistant properties.
We offer Custom Shade Sails in both Commercial 95 and Sunbrella fabrics. The Commercial 95 fabric is a high density polyethylene knitted fabric weighted at 340 gsm and is specially designed to breathe and keep you cooler and more comfortable in hot weather. This state of the art material blocks up to 98% of the sun's harmful UV rays. Also, because Commercial 95 fabric is knitted, not woven, it won't tear or fray. Shade sails have reinforced webbing around the perimeter and a stainless steel "Delta" ring at each corner. Commercial 95 material is not waterproof. In order to keep costs down most sails will have seams unless otherwise requested. Com 95 comes only in widths 9ft 10", so any sail that is larger than 9ft wide will have seams.
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Sunbrella Shade Sails feature Sunbrella breathable fabric to keep you cooler and more comfortable in hot weather. This state of the art material is unaffected by moisture and natural temperature extremes and blocks up to 98% of harmful UV rays. Sunbrella's solution dyed acrylic fabric is fade and water resistant. The near waterproof fabric also resists stains, mildew, and rot. The perimeter of each sail contains seatbelt type webbing for increased strength and durability. Each corner has a welded, solid, marine grade, stainless steel attachment ring to aid in attaching the sail to a structurally sound fixing point.
Sunbrella Shade Sails have to be installed with at least a 20 degree slope to allow water to run off the sail and not pool on top. Due to the limited available Sunbrella fabric widths, there will be seams approximately every 40-57 inches.
If you supply us with attachment point dimensions, we will automatically take off 11in + 5% of length to allow enough space for the mounting hardware and to tension the sail. All final shade sail measurements will be approximate due to tolerances during the fabricating process.
The perimeter of each sail is designed with a gentle curve inwards towards the center of the sail to control fabric tension. This inward curve will be approximately 6-10% of the length of each side of the shade sail. Therefore, when tension is placed on the shade sail, the fabric will not wrinkle or sag. Shade sails, when installed properly, do not sag or flap in the wind.
CAUTION: If the area you wish to shade is much longer on one side and not very wide on the other, the inward curve could protrude far enough into the sails shape to make long/skinny Rectangles with very little shade area in the middle, or with Triangles it will made the long corner into a skinny strap. So please be careful when designing you shade sails.
Sail Shades are wonderfully versatile; they can be attached to homes, trees, or patio columns. In addition, they can be supported by wood posts or steel columns embedded in concrete footings, and they can also be taken down seasonally as required.
Shade Sails are the most cost effective shade solution per square foot!
Last Updated: 11/13/2015 02:01 AM - ID:1883