Sun shades are essential features for our homes in every weather types, particularly the sunny seasons. They are very effective to protect us from heat on sunny days and rain on rainy days. Shade structures can be utilized to safeguard people, cars and other important things.
Shades keep off the dangerous UV rays that do harm to our bodies and belongings. Sun shade structures have gone through transformations over the past years to be made more effective and affordable. There are two types of structures that are commonly used to provide shelter. They are; steel roofs and fabric canopy shelters.
Steel roofs can be used to cover small areas or large areas. They are able to last long because they are not easily destructible by any weather condition and that is their real benefit. Conversely, fabric canopies are becoming more popular because they are more affordable and appealing. They are of three types. Stretched-fabric canopies have been around for a long time and haven’t been really effective due to their inability to withstand extreme weather conditions and have a lifespan of up to three years.
Nylon-tension-cable designs have a nylon fabric stretched over a skeleton of steel and anchored into place with a system of cables and bolts. They are not long-lasting solutions due to their inability to stay strong in extreme weather conditions and they can also not be moved easily to keep them safe when it’s too windy or rainy. The other type is similar to the nylon-tension-cable structure, but is improved to make it more durable and user friendly.
Another type of shade structure that is effective in keeping off the sun’s dangerous rays is the sail shades. These structures include UV stabilized material and non-rusting fixings in their composition to make them durable. Sail shades can also be used to protect small gardens where the sail cloth for this task is usually made to let in a certain degree of sunshine and rain. The shade only type has cloths which have an open weave that lets heat escape underneath, making an area considerably cool. The PVC fabrics are completely waterproof and are available in architectural grade quality.
There are various factors to be considered when choosing a sail. The amount of resistance to UV rays is dependent on the color of the sail and its manufacturer. The light colored shades are able to block the UV rays better. Brighter colors like bold oranges, yellow, and pink can be used to create a huge impact on an area.If you need to make a statement with the sails, then go for bright colors like yellow, pink, and bold oranges.
To get a sculptural look you can use triangular shaped sails, but this method can be expensive. Rectangular sails provide more shades and are relatively affordable. Sails work best when sloped as it gives them stability and water shedding.