Enjoying a bit of fresh air in the garden is one of the treats of summer. Outdoor waterproof shade sails are the perfect accessory to help you make the most of your outdoor space. These handy shades install in a snap and provide protection from the sun and occasional showers.
Patio shade sails come in a variety of sizes, colors and price ranges, so it's often useful to have a general idea of important considerations to keep in mind before you start narrowing down your choices.
Outdoor shades have a variety of features, from waterproofing to UV protection. Here's a quick run-down of things to keep in mind as you search:
You have several options when it comes to types of sun shades, including fixed, retractable and waterproof choices. Read on for more information about each of these types of shades.
The first thing to consider when selecting an outdoor shade is where you plan to use it — this will help you determine the shape, size and color of the options you look at. If you're planning on using the sun shade sail for a small space, consider installing a permanent, retractable option that will provide shade while taking up minimal space.
Larger areas look great with larger triangular sails. (Pro tip: you can always purchase two and install them overlapping each other for a bit of added elegance and added sun protection.) And it goes without saying that accurate measurements are key to selecting a sail that properly fits your space. When it comes to color options, keep the strength of the sun in mind.
If you're planning to use the sail in areas that receive lots of direct light, light colors will help reflect the sun. On the other hand, if coordinated outdoor decor is more important to you, opt for a choice that matches your current furniture. Whether you're looking for a shade for your pool, balcony or patio, we have lots of options that meet your needs. Take a look at our online catalog to get an idea of the variety we have to offer — and reach out if you have any questions or need help placing an order.