Considerations for Shade Sails

A few things to keep in mind when considering residential shade sails. While shade sails are one of the aesthetically pleasing solutions to protecting you from the sun, they are not all weatherproof. Come rain, they do not provide a waterproof solution. If your main priority is sun protection, this could be the right solution for you by providing 96% UV protection, but if you are seeking a year-round outdoor solution, it might not be the best solution for you. However, keep in mind with most of us living near the coast in Florida, the practicality of enjoying the sun during fall or even winter months comes with harsh winds and rain pounding down- sometimes even on an angle. Therefore, it is extremely important to select the right shade solution for your needs.

Another consideration in pursuing residential shade sails is you may need to consult with your local council on their codes and if a building permit or development permit may be required before sourcing, purchasing, and installing.

Considering the evolution of the sun over the year and what your goal is with your shade sails, you may need to do some research on your city or local region. Our suggestion is to diarize the sun movements when you are seeking to maximize sun protection. Take videos or photos during the days and times you are seeking protection. While this may feel burdensome, this will guarantee you optimize the result of your new shade sails.

You always have the option of having your shade sails being custom made. This allows you to plan exactly how and where you will receive protection from the sun. For example, you can have multiple shade sails to cover an awkward layout or a large space, ensuring you always have maximum protection. And with the use of the highest-grade materials, you can ensure their durability.

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