What is a Shade Sail?

In A Nutshell A shape of fabric held up by fixed points to offer shelter from the sun.

A little more detail Shade Sails are made from strong, shade cloth -which is a fabric (normally a mix of High Density polyethylene with a filler thread or tape), with a stainless-steel wire sewn into the perimeter. Shade Sail’s are suspended between posts or roof/wall hooks to give shade coverage. Shapes are based on ‘sails’ from ships, and are available in many shapes but are normally seen as triangles or variations of squares/rectangles.

Ancient History
The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were the first to use large pieces of fabric to provide shade. The Colosseum in Rome was shaded with a number of large canvas ‘sails’ which were pulled into place by Roman sailors.

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

Although the original concept of a shade sail is simple, the differences in designs, components and manufacturing processes can definitely affect your end result.

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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