The Simple Yet Effective Technology Behind Shade Sails

April 5, 2021

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Education

Summertime is best spent outdoors in the glorious heat, soaking up the sun, eating ice-cream, and jumping in and out of the pool. Because the sun knows no bounds, if you’re planning on spending any time outdoors, some form of protection is required. Ever wished that a cloud could temporarily prevent the worst of the sun’s rays from touching you? Then you’d be a good candidate for having a shade sail installed on your property.

The Invention Of The Shade Sail

Shade sails have been found in ancient Egypt, Greek and Rome. In areas such as these where the heat was constant, people needed a way to stay covered, but without the benefit of automation and technology we enjoy today. Instead, fabric structures where used – stretched overhead to provide coverage from the sun. There’s an endless list of benefits that you can enjoy from shade sails.

The Technology Behind It

A shade sail is created by a piece of fabric being pulled taut over several poles or attached to anchors in the ground, much like the sails of a ship. While the basic structure of shade sails have remained standard over the years, the actual fabric that’s been used has greatly advanced

Shade sails are a low cost and simple way to protect yourself from the sun, without having to rely on electricity, batteries or complicated mechanisms. However, over time, sun and rain damage will occur in most standard fabrics. Modern technology is now compensating for that by having the fabric treated to prevent weakening from overexposure to the sun.

Waterproofing Is A Reality

In some cases, it’s not just the sun that we wish to stay out of but the rain as well. And in areas where there’s rain in the summertime, the smell of fresh rain while enjoying the heat is absolute bliss. The best of both worlds can be enjoyed if you have waterproof shade sails installed. You can have them permanently installed or just seasonally through stretch tenting. Whichever option you require, you’ll be glad you’re escaping the worst of the sun.

If you’re looking for permanent or temporary shade sails, Lidgard Sails can provide you with a covering that suits your pocket and your style, so contact them today to get yours installed.

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