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SHADE SAILS VS. THE REST

Proper shading is a crucial element to creating a pleasing outdoor environment. This page will highlight the shade sail benefits and how it differs to other shade creating options.

SHADE SAIL BENEFITS

Shade sails are the best way to create a stunning outdoor space that effectively protects an area from the sun without giving you a boxed in or restricted feeling. They are an excellent alternative to awnings, umbrellas, carports, and patio enclosures. In fact, here are some of the great benefits of shade sails!

Cost effective option

Blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays

Versatile & Adjustable

Highly Durable and doesn't get blown over

Does not dry, rot, or mildew

Vertical Design & Dimension

Wide variety of colors

Low Maintenance

Protects playground equipment from getting hot

Draws attention / increases traffic in commercial areas

Protection from hail!

PERGOLA

An outdoor structure consisting of columns that support a roofing grid of beams and rafters. This roofing grid is often times left open and it may be freestanding or attached to a house.

Expensive

Very Permanent

Susceptible to termites

Wood can rot

Large footprint

High Maintenance

Shorter Lifespan

Lacks shade coverage

CARPORT

This structure is defined more by its purpose than by how it is made. Carports are used to shelter one's automobile at home in lieu of a garage. The basic carport is a roof supported by posts.

Expensive

Very Permanent

Susceptible to termites

Wood can rot

Large & Intrusive

High Maintenance

Short Lifespan

Rusts

PORCH

An unenclosed structure, which is typically covered in a water impermeable material and it may or may not be attached to dwellings.

Very Expensive

May require building permit

Large footprint

High Maintenance

Complicated to Install

May require builders, architects, and machinery

PATIO UMBRELLA

Any umbrella that is manufactured or created specifically for outdoor leisure use

Less durable

Lacks shade coverage

Moves and tips over

Limited design options

Less dimensional

No hail protection