5 Uses for Sustainable Shade Sails

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If you are looking for way to increase your sustainability, you might want to consider just how eco-friendly shade sails are. But not only do they help the environment through using less material than other building choices and by the materials being recyclable, they cost less than a regular building would.

Here are 5 ways to use a sail on your property that will not only ensure sustainability, but will enhance your lifestyle and add value to your home.

  • If you don’t have a garage or carport for your car, adding a sail to the side of your home can be a solution. Sail cloth material also provides about 70% protection from rain, as well as the sun protection which varies depending on the material used. Since a car left in the sun constantly will suffer a lot of internal damage especially on the dashboard and back shelf areas, protecting your car will save you money in the long run.

  • A sail can throw shade on the hottest side of the house and even on the roof. This will save costs in running air conditioners and fans just to get some coolness into those hot rooms.
  • In addition, the sail can shade the ground next to the home offering a cooler place for kids to play outside on a hot day. You can also use that shaded area for dining out or just relaxing with your cold drink to enjoy the outside, your garden or the view.
  • You can have a sail over one end of the swimming pool to give swimmers a break from the sun’s rays and the glare of sunlight on the water. It will extend the time you or your children will be able to spend outside in the pool in the hot summer when there is shade there to enjoy. Shade over the pool also helps to minimise evaporation, thus saving water.
  • Your alfresco area can also benefit from a sail to shelter it from the heat of the sun. You’ll be able to entertain outdoors earlier in the evenings throughout the summer as well as enjoy some cool shade during the day when you have a sail customised and set up over the area to give the most relief.

Sails are the ideal way to get shade where you want it without having to wait for a tree to grow. Trees near the home are not always a practical choice, since they drop sticks and leaves that fill up the guttering and their roots can damage the foundations of the home or the plumbing.

Shade cloth is very resistant to sun damage and will last for many years. There are plenty of colour choices so you can match colour to your home or choose a contrast.

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