Shade Ideas

Party Shade Sails Create Instant Shade When You Need It

Party Shade Sails and Sun Shades

Sometimes, all that’s needed is temporary shade.  Whether you’re at the park or in the backyard, shade is not always where you need it most.  Making your own shade is simply a matter of hanging up a Party Shade Sail.

Party shade sails are triangular in shape and constructed from Coolaroo’s well-known UV resistant fabric.  Party sails are generous in size, measuring close to ten feet long on each side.  Additionally, they block up to 90 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so you and your family stay protected.  Party shade sails are intended for temporary use, though, so they are much less expensive than permanent shade sails, and they require only three nearby fixing points for installation.  Tie each corner of a party shade sail to trees or… Continue reading

Installing Shade Cloth: A Complete How-To

Shade Cloth on Pergola
Shade cloth is a great medium to provide sun protection and shade to your porch, pergola, or patio. It is very versatile and can be used for countless purposes so get creative and let your imagination be your guide. For installation, let Mighty Covers be your guide!

What you will need to apply shade cloth to your pergola or patio:

    1. Rolled shade cloth – enough to cover your area, plus 25% more.
    2. Box cutters or other sharp cutting instruments
    3. Attachment hardware – screws, nails, or 1″ staples.
    4. Tape Measure
    5. Safety Goggles
    6. Hammer
    • Roll out your shade cloth across the structure you are planning to cover and pull it loosely into position.   Leave at least 8-12 inches of overhang on all sides.
    • Attach shade cloth to one of the longest sides first. Start at one end and pull with medium pressure (enough to get the wrinkles out and just a bit… Continue reading

    A Sexy and Energy-Saving Home Improvement Project – Shade Sails

    Shade Sails

    While new windows, tankless water heaters, and energy-efficient appliances can be exciting improvements for any homeowner, they aren’t what many would describe as “sexy.”  One home improvement project that offers “sexy” visual appeal as well as the benefits of  energy efficiency is shade sails.

    Shade sails are a stylish solution for outdoor shade where traditional awnings and umbrellas won’t work or simply won’t do.  They provide artistic and architectural flair while blocking up to 98% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and allow homeowners to create cool and comfortable outdoor living areas, and they prevent the sun from penetrating nearby windows and heating up the home’s interior.  Cooler inside temperatures mean less time running the air conditioning on warm summer days.

    Shade Sails are made with durable and breathable Sunbrella fabric that helps to keep… Continue reading

    Shade Sail Solutions – Custom and Stock!

    Shade Sails
    If you are looking for a fun and unique way to get your backyard ready for warmer weather, shade sails are a great option. Patio shade sail are areas of fabric that are stretched tight to create shade to any area of your patio or other outdoor area. They can be attached to homes, trees, or columns, or they can be a completely free-standing structure supported by wood posts or steel columns. Shade sails are UV resistant to keep you from the sun’s harmful rays and some material are almost completely waterproof! There are many colors and shapes to choose from, but if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, custom shade sails are available!

    Custom Shade Cloths Cover It All!

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    If you are looking for a durable, easy to use, and beautiful way to provide cover around your home, you should definitely consider shade cloth. If you are not familiar with shade cloth, it is a knitted or woven material that is waterproof, fade resistant, and UV blocking. It is extremely moisture resistant and can hold up to the most extreme temperatures. It is perfect for covering playground areas, pergolas, patios, carports, entryways, gazebos, porches, dog kennels, or any other area where you want to provide a cooling and comfortable shade. Shade cloth can be easily attached to any wooden structure with screws because lock stitch construction prevents tearing or fraying when the material is cut. You can purchase any amount of fabric and trim it to fit your needs. You will not be disappointed with this shade covering.

    Cool, Unique Shade Sails

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    Shade sails, also known as sun sails, are quickly gaining popularity in the US and are a beautiful way to shade your backyard, patio, courtyard, or children’s play area. A shade sail is a large, geometric shape of fabric that is stretched nice and tight over an area to provide shade. They are wonderfully versatile and can be attached to many surfaces, including trees, homes, and columns or posts. They can also be taken down seasonally as required. With the proper tension, shade sail fabric will not wrinkle, sag, or flap in the wind. You can find these sails in a variety of different fabrics and fabric weights, all designed to block harmful UV rays.  There simply is not another product on the market that can provide the protection and elegance of shade sails. They are the perfect combination of decorative and functional!

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