Choosing the right fabric for your shade sail is important. Many different fabrics and quality construction are available. It helps to ask a few questions to get started. And luckily SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED is here to help.
Commercial Grade Sail Cloth offers durability and quality. At SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED, we use several types of commercial-grade high-density polyethylene shade fabric. We also use super durable TENARA thread to fabricate our shade sails. The best cloth options have the ability to allow cool breezes to flow freely through the fabric fibers. This can even lower the temperature under our shade structures by 15-20 degrees! Remember, any shade fabric chosen should meets fire resistance tests.
- Ripstop Canvas: Great for mid-sized projects – a combination of long-lasting maximum sun protection, strength, durability and maintenance-free performance.
- HDPE Shadenet: Excellent fire rating. This fabric features less shrinkage and is more stable than other shade cloths, while maintaining high strength and over 90% UV protection.
- Sunbrella-Acrylic canvas: Legendary Sunbrella performance. This well-known high quality, rich, knit-textured fabric ideal for shade sails, as well as a variety of other shade application.
For most uses, structures are fabricated using the standard fabric with +- 88% water runoff. However, there are full waterproof options available for people looking to cover an area and protect against rain. Waterproof cloth is about 30% more expensive than standard fabric and is available only in limited colors. Waterproof shade structures are a good solution for many applications, such as entryways or parking lots, but can cost more to install than the commercial grade shade sails because extra heavy-duty anchoring points are required to hold them in place.