Depending on the details of your project, different types of shade cloth and methods of fabrication may be employed. We use Polytex fabric on almost all sails we fabricate.
We strive to use only the highest quality materials when fabricating shade sails. For example, using ASTM-E-84(A) and NFPA-701-2010 fire standard compliant fabrics, UV resistant thread, and 316 grade stainless steel corner rings. This is true even with our pre-made standard size shade sails.
The perimeter of each shade sail is designed with a gentle curve to control the tension of the sail. This detail ensures that when tension is placed on the shade sail corners the fabric remains taut, creating an aesthetically pleasing feature that eliminates any sagging or flapping in the wind.
The majority of our shade sails are made with Polytex (click on the PDF icon below to view fabric colors).
We occasionally use Sunbrella awning and marine fabric. The details of your specific project, such as color selection, size of the sail, or architectural requirements will help us determine the best fabric for your project.
Please note: Because of computer monitor settings, actual colors may vary.
Fabric samples of all of our fabric colors are available for $5 (shipping included). Just click the add to cart button to the right.
Each corner of the shade sail is reinforced with additional layers of webbing to distribute tension. All stitching is sewn using outdoor awning thread resistant to the sun and UV rays. Lock stitching is used throughout the shade sail.
Don't settle for this
Narrow corners and corners where unwrapped webbing attaches the ring to the sail (see the white webbing attaching the ring to the sail?) are sure signs that the quality of the sail is low.