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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Types Of Shade Sail Fabrics

Shade sails come in different type of fabrics. Canvas, High Density Polyethylene and Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are some of the most common types of materials used for making overhead canopies.

Types of shade sail fabrics


Earlier most of shade sails used to be made from this fabric. It is still used for making the product. The material is good for providing protection from sunlight (it doesn’t offer complete protection from UV radiations) but is not so effective during rains.

High Density Polyethylene

This material can provide protection up to 96% of Ultraviolet rays. It is strong as well as lightweight. High Density Density Density Polyethylenes shade sails can even survive in 90 mph wind condition. Products made with it can last for years. Heat can easily escape from the fabric allowing the shaded area to be cooler than the adjoining area (temperature is lower by up to 25%).

shade sails

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)

The fabric is made of polyester and coated with vinyl. Shade sail made of this material also have dirt resistant coatings and UV stabilizers. PVC shade sail is popular for its usefulness and its availability in variety of colors. It offers similar benefits as the High Density Polyethylene types.

You should buy shade sails from a reputed seller in Santa Bernardino County to avoid buying poor quality products.