Waterproof shade sails vs. Canopies & Tension Membranes

June 7th, 2014 · Published to Shade Sails, Shade Solutions by nicole

Giant Tension Membrane at Magic Millions Horse Complex

Giant Tension Membrane at Magic Millions Horse Complex

So, you are in the market for highly effective yet affordable shade solutions but really have no idea what solution is best for your needs. Should you buy waterproof shade sails or canopies / tension membranes?

Well, these shade solutions are both effective in providing weather protection all year long. Both can block the sun’s harmful UV rays and can also be used to prepare for unexpected rain showers. However, canopies & tension membranes are generally used for much larger spaces. It is for this reason that you’ll typically see them used in commercial establishments (Also read ‘Canopies and Their Uses). As they are made from lightweight steel frame and high-strength waterproof PVC fabric, they are generally much more expensive compared to waterproof shade sails. Also, these are permanent structures and can be customised with options including heating, drainage, electrical and PVC blinds. These are perfect for restaurants, cafes, and walkways.

Waterproof shade sails on the other hand, are recommended for residential use. Featuring flexible design and high UV protection, they are available in range of standard pre-engineered designs. But they can also be customised to suit client specification. Waterproof shade sails are perfect for carports, courtyards, patios, and swimming pool.

When looking for any type of shade solution, consider Global Shade. We have been designing, manufacturing, and installing both waterproof shade sails and canopies & membrane for quarter of a century so you can be rest assured you’re in good hands.

In addition to Shade Sails and Canopies, we also sell outdoor umbrellas, awnings, and DIY shade sails. We offer these high quality products across Australia and to all major cities including Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth. Should you wish to request more information, please email info@globalshade.com.au or call 02 6670 8300 and speak with myself of a representative.

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