4 Reasons to Choose Square Shade Sails

May 8th, 2019 · Published to Shade Sails by Steve Lewis

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Square Shade Sail from Global Shade – Installed by Ashadya Shade Sails & Blinds

I’ve said it many times – shade sails are one of the most versatile and flexible shade solutions. Whether you’re looking to shade your car, swimming pool, backyard or entertainment area, you won’t find a more suitable or more affordable solution.

However, shade sails are often plural, meaning you need two or more to provide adequate shade to an area. This is because the typical shade sail is triangular in shape. While triangular shade sails may be traditional, we are receiving more and more orders from customers wanting square shade sails, and this is because they offer many benefits over traditional shade sails.

Today, I’ll run through some of the reasons why you should considering a square shade sail over multiple triangular ones.

1. They offer more shade coverage

Square shade sails are generally twice the size of a single triangular shade sail. This means that they offer double the shade coverage (and more UV protection) than a triangular shade sail.

Unless you have a very specific application in mind, a square shade sail is a better choice to standard shade sails.

2. They are much easier to install

If you choose to go with multiple triangular shade sails to get the same shade coverage as a square shade sail, you will find that installation will be more difficult. Not only will you require more anchors and posts, but you’ll also need to ensure that every measurement is made properly.

On the other hand, with square shade sails, because you only have one sail to install, it requires fewer anchors and posts to erect. This makes the installation process much quicker and also cheaper.

3. They are ideal for a range of applications

Square shade sails are ideal for a range of applications. They can easily be installed in any area, and they can provide complete shade to any space, no matter how large or small.

Our square shade sails are widely used across a variety of residential applications – ranging from shading outdoor furniture and patios to shading carports and outdoor pools.

4. They offer better protection

While standard shade sails may offer sun and hail protection, they do not cover the entire surface below as square shade sails do. Triangular shade sails need to overlap with each other to create the desired coverage, but even then, there is a layer of space between each shade sails through which hail or sun can penetrate through.

This isn’t the case with square shade sails.

If you are also looking for all-weather protection against rain and all the elements, then consider waterproof square shade sails. Waterproof shade sails, such as those we offer, are superior grade square shade sails that require little to no maintenance. Our waterproof shade sails offer great longevity, and extended warranties back them.


If you’re thinking of investing in shade sails, consider ordering a single square shade sail over multiple triangular shade sails. A square shade sail offer better shade coverage, is easier to install, suits a range of applications, and offers better protection.

To order square shade sails in Australia, get in touch with the leading shade sail manufactures, Global Shade.  Call us at 1800 724 407 for a free quote on a square shade sail today.

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