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Shade Sails & Tension Sun Shades

Shade Sails & Tension Sun Shades

Shade sails at St. Petersburg College, Seminole campus

Why Shade Sails and Sun Shades?

Cable-tensioned shade sails and sun shades are heavy-duty, all-weather, taut fabric canopies that filter out the sun’s rays without putting you completely in the dark. They are offered in everything from squared and rectangular shapes to triangular, hexagonal and diamond designs. Overlapping two or three layers is a great way to add an architectural element to any outdoor space. The amount of light filtered out by the fabric is determined by the type of fabric that is used. Every fabric offered by us is of an extended-life, commercial-grade, high-quality material. They are designed for longevity, and they resist tearing, fraying, sagging, or wearing thin.

Where are Sun Screens Commonly Used?

Shade sails and sun screens are used to deflect direct sunlight and damaging UV rays without completely taking away from the outdoor atmosphere. Our commercial clients often ask for such units above rec. facilities, playgrounds, schools and daycare. More than just shelter from the sun or UV rays, shade sails also block sight lines for privacy purposes. Sun screens also limit wind transferal, protecting gardens or lawns. Many use these screens as pergola, patio or playground covers or in sunrooms.

Other Common Shade Screen Uses Include:

  • Windscreens, privacy screens, fence nets & temporary fencing
  • Sports backstops
  • Livestock shading & bird netting
  • Kennel covers
  • Scaffolding nets & scaffolding enclosures
  • Truck covers & truck tarps
  • Paintball netting
  • Trellis shade structures
  • Outdoor gardens & nurseries
tension sunshades at Eckerd College, Florida

Key Features of Sun Sails

  • Commercial-grade, 10-year-warrantied fire-retardant polyethylene mesh fabrics
  • Structural steel post supports with 20 year warranty
  • Lock-stitch sewing
  • Coats Dabond or Gore Tenara PTFE thread
  • Kevlar reinforced corners and edges
  • Integrated aluminum-plate edge reinforcement
  • Marine-grade nickel-plated brass grommets
  • Stainless steel tensioning systems
  • Special quick-release design with the Glide Elbow™
  • Electrical access panel available on all styles
  • Compliant with local regulations
  • 3-step powder coat process with a 5 year warranty
  • Solar analysis provided
Superior Glide Elbow

fabric and powder coat colors for shade sails and tension sunshades

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Shade sails at The Getaway, St. Peterburg
Universal Studios Orlando
The Birchwood St. Petersburg
SunTrust Bank
St. Petersburg College
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Restoration Hardware
Legoland Florida
Hyatt Hotel
Hard Rock Cafe
Eckerd College
Walt Disney World
Busch Gardens Tampa
Aloft Hotels