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How to Choose the Right Shade Sail for Your Home
January 18th, 2023 · Published to Shade Sails by Steve Lewis
A shade sail is an excellent addition to any home. They provide protection from the sun and rain and can also be a great way to add a bit of style to your outdoor space. However, with so many different types and styles of shade sails on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you.
A common question asked at Global Shade is, “What shape, size and colour shade sail should I choose for my home?” The answer to that question isn’t always easy, as there are a few factors you’ll need to consider before making your purchase.
This blog post will outline some of the things you’ll need to consider before buying a shade sail for your home. By the end, you’ll have a better idea of what shape, size and colour shade sail best suits your needs.
Shade Sail Size
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a shade sail is size. You’ll need to make sure that the shade sail you choose is large enough to provide adequate coverage for the area you want shaded. If you’re unsure how large of a shade sail you need, our team at Global Shade Sails would be more than happy to help you out. Just give us the dimensions of the area you want to be covered, and we’ll recommend a few different sizes that would work well.
Shade Sail Shape
Another factor to consider when choosing a shade sail is shape. Shade sails come in various shapes, including squares, rectangles, and triangles. The shape you choose will depend on the area you want to cover and the look you’re going for
For example, a square or rectangular shade sail would be a good option if you have a large square or rectangular patio. If you have a smaller patio or want to cover an area that’s not perfectly square or rectangular, a triangle shade sail would be a better choice.
If you’re investing in a custom shade sail, then the sky’s the limit regarding shade sail design. You can use one single sail or multiple sails of multiple shapes – it’s up to you! However, if you choose a DIY shade sail, your choice of shapes is generally limited to square, rectangle and triangle.
For more information on choosing shade sail shapes, read our post, How to Choose the Right Shade Sail Shape, where we discuss this at length.
Shade Sail Colour
Another factor to consider when choosing a shade sail is colour. Believe it or not, the colour of your shade sail can greatly impact how well it does its job. For example, lighter colours like white and cream absorb more heat than darker ones like black and grey. So, if you’re looking for a shade sail that will keep your outdoor space cool during those hot summer days, you may want to opt for a darker colour. On the other hand, if you’re just looking for a bit more privacy from nosy neighbours, a lighter colour will be fine.
For more information on choosing shade sail colours, read our post, How to Choose the Right Shade Sail Colour.
When choosing a shade sail for your home, shape, size, and colour are three of the most important factors. First, make sure to take accurate measurements of the area you want to be covered so you can purchase a shade sail that’s the right shape and large enough to provide adequate shade to the area. And think about what purpose the shade sail will serve—if you’re looking to keep cool, choose a dark colour; if you’re looking for privacy, any colour will suffice.
Still have questions? Our team at Global Shade Sails would be more than happy to help! Give us a call at 1800 724 407 or send us an email, and we’ll be in touch shortly.