What is a Shade Sail?

In A Nutshell Shade Sail’s are a piece of fabric held up by fixing points providing shelter from the sun.

A Little More Detail Shade Sails are made from strong, shade cloth -which is a material (normally a combination of high density Polyethylene with a filler thread or tape), which has a stainless-steel cable sewn into the edge. Shade Sail’s are suspended between posts or wall/roof fixings to give cover from the sun. Shapes are based on ‘sails’ from ships, and are able to be made in numerous shapes but are usually seen as triangles or variations of rectangles/squares.

Ancient History
The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were the first to use large pieces of fabric to create shade. The Coliseum in Rome was shaded with dozens of large canvas ‘sails’ which were put into place by Roman sailors.

Recent History
The modern Shade Sails were developed to a commercial level in Australia in the 1980s, when people started experimenting with different shade cloth materials and installation techniques.

Although the original concept of a shade sail is simple, the differences in designs, components and manufacturing processes can greatly affect your resulting product.

If you are looking for a quote on shade sails in brisbane or shade structures in Brisbane, make sure you contact Metroshade. Metroshade has been in the shade sail business for over 19 years.


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