Shade Ideas

Shade Sails – Buying Your Patio Covers

Shade sails

There’s no doubt that enjoying some fun in the sun is part of what summer is all about, but there’s a lot to be said about blocking off the sun’s rays. With plenty of reports out there discussing the dangers of UV rays and the simple fact that it can be uncomfortable for your skin and eyes to sit in the sun, adding a little measure of shade to your patio, deck, or even your pool area is a good idea. And it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, adding these covers is always a good idea. One of the most unique types of patio covers available today are shade sails, and adding these quality covers to your outdoor areas will have a big impact in how your family enjoys your space.

Basically, shade sails are a type of patio cover that look interesting and are a… Continue reading

The Advantages of Shade Sails Add Up to an Ideal Shading Solution

Highlander Shade Sails

All that’s needed to create a shady spot in an outdoor living area is one of the many available shading options. A few of these options include patio umbrellas, awnings, shade canopies, and shade sails. Patio umbrellas are a popular choice for shading the small area occupied by a dining table or cozy seating area. Awnings are another shade option that allow homeowners to shade most or all of a patio or deck. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not prefer the look of awnings, which can appear old fashioned and clash with more contemporary decor. Shade canopies are a third shading option for outdoor spaces, but they are intended for temporary, rather than permanent, use. All of these shading options have their place, but when it comes down to it, they leave little room for creativity, and they don’t offer the right solution for spaces with non-traditional shapes and sizes.

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The Easy DIY Guide to Shade Cloth Installation

Pergola Shade Cloth

Shade cloth, also known as shade fabric, is an ideal solution for creating shade under pergolas and other open air structures, whether they are freestanding or attached to a home or place of business. Many homeowners opt for installing shade fabric themselves, rather than hiring a professional installer, because installation is relatively straightforward and easy, as home improvement tasks go.

How to Select Shade Cloth

When choosing shade cloth for your project, be sure to insist on the highest quality fabric. Paying more up front for the best product will save you money in the long run. Inferior fabrics will fade and suffer damage from ultraviolet rays as well as harsh weather conditions. You’ll end up paying more later when you have to replace the inferior fabric. Superior shade fabrics should be able to block 90 percent or more of ultraviolet rays, but they should be breathable as well,… Continue reading

Shade Sail Ideas – An Abundance of Uses

Sun Sail

Having fun in the sun is a big part of what the great outdoors is all about. But with the dangers of UV rays becoming all too familiar, it’s important that you take the steps to protect your family from the sun. Sunscreen is a necessity when you’re enjoying time outside, but for many, deciding to utilize shade sails around their outdoor areas is a solution that will really help make a difference in your family’s safety and enjoyment of Mother Nature. Basically, shade sails are a type of shade cover that can be used to shield certain areas from the sun and from rain. They’re an attractive, stylish option in a sea of bland ones and can solve a number of problems.

The most common use for shade sails is to simply shield high-use areas from the sun. Things like patios, swimming pools, and decks are the most common… Continue reading

Benefits of Shade Sails – Why They’re Better

Shade Sail Gallery

Relaxing around the house is one of those things we all wish we could do more often but that we don’t always have the time to do. So when you actually do have the opportunity to enjoy some time at home, it’s important that everything is perfect. For most, relaxing outside is one of the better choices. You’ll get fresh air and much more, but it’s important that you stay protected. Whether it’s an outdoor kitchen, a pool area, a deck, or a patio, cover is important due to the dangers of the sun’s UV rays and the constant risk of an afternoon rain shower. There are plenty of different options out there for cover, but among them shade sails are one of the best.

Shade sails are a different kind of shade cover. While patio umbrellas are good for small areas, and while awnings are often the first thought,… Continue reading

Customizable Shade Sails for Every Home

Sunbrella Shade Sail
Shade sails are completely customizable to your backyard. We have equilateral and right angle triangles, rectangles, and squares. You can also choose your fabric: Coolaroo, which blocks approximately 90% of UV rays; Commercial 95, which blocks 96-98% of UV rays; and Sunbrella, which blocks 96-98% of UV rays and is nearly waterproof. We have stock sizes, but if you can’t find what you are looking for, we can make a custom sail for you. Let us know what you need for your shade and Mighty Covers can get it done.

Shade sails are an innovative and aesthetically pleasing way to create shaded spaces outside of the home or business. At home, they allow you to cover your patio, swimming pool area, gardens, children’s play areas, cars and other vehicles, and virtually any outdoor area that you would like to be protected from the sun. Businesses find shade sails valuable for… Continue reading

Shade Sail Options Abound

Shade Sail

Stock and Custom Shade Sails of Superior Quality at Competitive Prices.

Shade sails offer a beautiful and customizable option in shade solutions. Customers like that they are available in several materials, shapes, and sizes so you can create a stylish and functional retreat in your outdoor area. Below are the three brands of shade sails available at Mighty Covers. Knowing and understanding each type of material will help you choose the shade sail that is perfect for you.

  • Commercial 95 shade sails are available in standard sizes, as well as custom options. The standard sizes come in square, rectangle, equilateral, and right angle triangle shapes and a variety of sizes. Commercial 95 cloth is made of high density polyethylene fabric, offers 96% – 98% UV block, and has a 10 year fabric warranty. The material is a breathable fabric which is unaffected by moisture and temperature extremes. Commercial… Continue reading

A More Sophisticated Shade Solution

Shade Sails

As you think ahead to spring and summer, you may want to consider an alternative means of providing your family with shade on sunny afternoons.  Patio umbrellas, awnings, and shade canopies are some of the more traditional shading options, but shade sails bring a more sophisticated and custom look to outdoor areas.

Shade sails offer homeowners an updated and versatile means of shading outdoor living spaces. They are readily available in standard shapes and sizes, but custom shade sails can be made to meet custom needs. Rectangles, squares, and triangles in a variety of appealing colors give homeowners the creative freedom to design the look of their outdoor spaces and create as much or as little shade as desired. A unique architectural and artistic effect can be achieved with careful planning and placement of two or more shade sails.

Because of their versatility, shade sails are… Continue reading

Party Shade Sails Offer an Affordable Alternative

Coolaroo Party Shade Sail

If you are interested in the unique look of shade sails but are not quite ready to spend a large amount of money to buy one, party shade sails might be the perfect option. They come in five vibrant colors – red, blue, orange, yellow, and green. Made by Coolaroo, one of the leading manufacturers in shade sails, this lost cost alternative is great for adding shade or festive decoration to your next outdoor event. They are also great in children’s play areas. The material blocks 90% of the sun’s dangerous UV rays while “breathing” to allow air to circulate. This keeps the environment underneath much cooler and reduces temperatures under the sail by up to a third. With its breathable design, Coolaroo fabric will also allow water to filter through. It is easy to clean and resists mildew and mold. At the super affordable price of $29.95, you can… Continue reading

Beautiful Shade Sail Installations to Inspire

Shade sails can be a beautiful addition to any backyard or outdoor area. They are a perfect patio or pergola cover. Shade sails are available in several different kinds of fabric (Commercial 95, Sunbrella, and Coolaroo) and can be stock or custom sizes to fit any space. They also come in an abundance of colors. Try layering or arranging different sizes or shapes of shade sail to create a custom look. Here are some examples of shade sail installations. Call Mighty Covers at 888-246-6909 to find out how to create these custom looks.
Sun Sail Installation

Sun Sail Installation

Sun Sail Installation

Sun Sail Installation

Sun Sail Installation

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