Most shade sails are made of knitted fabric. This means that there are small holes in the fabric allowing a certain amount of hot air to escape. In the extreme Australian heat, this can be an important benefit. However, there is a cost,
The harmful UV light also comes through holes. Because of the holes, knitted shade sails rarely give more than 90% UV protection. Although 90% sounds quite impressive, it means that 10% of the dangerous light gets through. If your child sits under a knitted sail shade for 10 hours, it would be the same as sitting under the direct sun, completely unprotected, for a whole hour.
Waterproof sail shades are woven, not knitted. This means they have the maximum possible UV protection from a fabric. It also means they are waterproof - ideal for the wet weather. Waterproof shade sails are independently tested to UPF50+, more than 98% - the maximum UV protection
Available in either square, triangular, right angle triangular and rectangular shapes. These can be used alone or in combination to shade the required area.
(Please note that the colours shown in the pictures are subject to light).
Fix to walls, trees, fences, posts with our easy attachment accessories,
Install at an angle to ensure rainwater runs off - Click here for full fitting instructions.