shade sail spotlight

Spotlight on Shade Sails

We all find ourselves spending time outside in the sun on a regular basis – waiting in line, eating a meal, gathering with other people, taking a break from work. An inspired solution that many businesses and public spaces are using are shade sails, also known as cable tension canopies or tension sunshades.

4th St Shoppes St Pete Shade Sails
4th St. Shoppes, St Pete

Even though these mesh coverings won’t protect from the rain, they do provide a good deal of relief from the sun’s rays, allowing for a cooler space without being closed in.

Awning Works custom-designs our shade sails for each project’s specific needs – from the color of the fabric, to the shape of the sails. Rectangle and triangle designs remain the most popular, but we also fabricate pentagon sails.

HCC Southshore Shade Sails
Hillsborough Community College – Southshore
InnovAge Tampa Shade Sails
InnovAge Senior Care Services, Tampa
Spring Run Golf Club Shade Sails
Spring Run Golf Club, Estero

Our shade sails are built to last, with options for stainless steel hardware and kevlar-enforced corners for the fabric. The clamps that connect to the tension cables can be quick-release, allowing easy maintenance as well as the ability to take down the sails in the event a storm is imminent.

The ability to attach shade sails to either existing buildings and/or steel posts (or even cantilevered, as shown below) means the possibilities for where to add these examples of modern shade are endless.

Sarasota Dodge Cantilevered Shade Sail
Sarasota Dodge