The benefits of using a Shade Sail for your patio

April 5, 2021


Do you have a comfortable patio where you can relax with your family and friends? With summer finally here, it’s great to have a place to enjoy lunch and a drink outside. But some people find that their patios or decks get too hot because of strong direct sun.

If it gets uncomfortable to sit outside, you should consider the benefits of adding a shade sail. This solution shelters your patio or entertaining area from the direct sun, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space without worrying about excessive UV exposure.

Shade sails are designed in a way that leverages similar technology as a sail used on a ship. The flexible membrane is hung in a specific way so that it is tensioned between multiple anchor points.

Most shade sails are installed to be a permanent fixture in the backyard so you can leave it up and enjoy the covered patio area any time of day. Or, you have the option to take it down or move the covering depending on your backyard activity plans.

Shade Sails: affordable patio coverage

With building costs seemingly ever on the increase, creating extra living space can be highly expensive and often involve lengthy wait times for builders and the consenting process.  

Thankfully, a Shade Sail can create the sun protection you need almost immediately – and for a fraction of the cost of a permanent porch cover or fixed louvre. This makes them a really affordable solution, providing both visual appeal and value to your property for very low cost compared to a traditional build.

Benefits of having a Shade Sail in your yard

Here are a few benefits that you can expect after your shade sail is installed:

  • UV Protection: Don’t worry about sunburn or skin damage due to UV exposure. This addition will give you a place to enjoy being outside without being in the direct sun.
  • Versatility: These products can be installed on any building, structure, or pole. So, we will design a sail and configuration to match the shape and size of your patio.
  • Privacy: If you want a little more privacy in the yard, then shade cloths can block the view while protecting your back garden from the sun and wind.
  • Durability: Even though it is a cost-effective solution to shade the patio, you don’t need to worry about cheap quality products. Our shade sails are designed with durable materials that will hold up in all weather conditions.
  • New Zealand Made: You can count on top quality materials and our absolute attention to detail, with your shade sail made in our Auckland factory. Made by Kiwis for Kiwi conditions.
  • Style: Choose the colour and design to improve the overall appearance of your patio. These products can be customised to match your preferences.

Once installed, you’ll find a covered patio will really expand the functional living space of your home! So whether it’s enjoying sun-safe play with the kids, hosting your next book club or just relaxing over a morning coffee, like many others, you will find a wealth of ways to enjoy your new UV protected space.

Check out our customer reviews to see why they believe Lidgard Shade Sail design, quality and durability is second to none.

Schedule a free consultation

If you’d like to enhance your home with a shade sail, contact one of your local design and installation experts for a free consultation and quote.

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