Provides Near Waterproof Protection and
Near 100% UV Protection from the Sun
Sunbrella Custom Shade Sails provide maximum protection from the sun and its harmful UV rays. They are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes, including squares, rectangles, equilateral triangles, and right angle triangles. Each sail comes with user friendly instructions for installation.
With shade sails, you can cover your patio, swimming pool areas, gardens, children’s outdoor play areas, parking areas, and any area around your home where you would like shade and protection. Shade sails are also ideal for use around office buildings, in courtyards, and in outdoor eating areas and break areas. Sunbrella® shade sails can be mounted to practically any surface and are simple to install.
Sunbrella® Custom Shade Sails are made with durable and breathable Sunbrella® fabric that helps to keep you cool and comfortable even in the hottest weather. These sails are covered with a limited 10 year warranty and provide you with a UV protection factor of up to 98%. Sunbrella’s state-of-the-art solution-dyed acrylic fabric is fade and water resistant. The fabric also resists stains, mildew, and rot. The perimeter of each sail is surrounded with a seat belt type webbing for increased strength and durability. Each corner has a welded solid marine grade stainless steel attachment ring to aid in attaching the sail to a structurally sound fixing point.
At Least 20° Slope Required for Water Run Off
Shade Sail Size
Amount of Drop
|10 Ft||3 Ft 7 In|
|11 Ft||4 Ft 0 In|
|12 Ft||4 Ft 4 In|
|13 Ft||4 Ft 8 In|
|14 Ft||5 Ft 0 In|
|15 Ft||5 Ft 4 In|
|16 Ft||5 Ft 8 In|
|17 Ft||6 Ft 0 In|
|18 Ft||6 Ft 4 In|
|19 Ft||6 Ft 8 In|
|20 Ft||7 Ft 0 In|
|21 Ft||7 Ft 5 In|
|22 Ft||7 Ft 10 In|
|23 Ft||8 Ft 3 In|
|24 Ft||8 Ft 10 In|
|25 Ft||9 Ft 4 In|
Why do Shade Sails have Curves in the sides?
The perimeter of each sail is designed with a curve (also referred to as a gore) inwards towards the center of the sail to control the fabric tension. Shade Sails have reinforced webbing around the perimeter and marine stainless steel d-rings or “Delta” rings at each corner. Years ago, people would hang up a tarp with straight sides and grommets in the corners over what they wanted to protect or to shade an area. The grommets in the corners of the tarp were attached and tensioned to the mounting points. The outside edges of the tarp would be tensioned tight, however the middle of the tarp would sag and flap in the wind. So curves were put in the edges of the perimeter and once the corners were pulled, that would attempt to straighten out the curves in the sides, but they could not because they were attached to the fabric in the center of the shade sail. This effect would in turn tighten up the fabric in the center of the shade sail. This eliminates the sagging or loose fabric like in the middle of the tarp with the grommets. When properly tensioned, the fabric will not wrinkle, sag, or flap in the wind.
Sunbrella® fabric is water resistant, and shade sails made from this fabric have to be installed with at least a 20 degree slope to allow water to run off and not pool on top of the sail. The chart above lists measurements for the amount of vertical drop recommended based on the size of the sail. Measurements are rounded.
Sunbrella® Stock Colors
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Sunbrella® Special Order Colors
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*Special Order Colors have an
additional charge and longer delivery times*
*Special order colors have an additional charge and longer delivery times.*
Due to the limited fabric widths available for Sunbrella® fabric, your shade sail will have seams approximately every 40-57 inches.
Due to manufacturing tolerances and fabric stretch, finished shade sail dimensions may vary 1.5″ +/-.
It will take approximately 2 business days to process and quote the shade sail you need.