What are Shade Sails and Shade Cloth? Learn About These Creative Patio Covers

What are Shade Sails and Shade Cloth? Learn About These Creative Patio Covers
June 01, 2016

What are Shade Sails? Learn About These Versatile, Attractive and Affordable Patio Covers for Pool, Patio and More

If you’re looking for some creative shade solutions for your outdoor living space, look no further. In our latest blog we'll answer the question, 'what are Shade Sails and Shade Cloth' and give you a peek at our selection of shade sails and shade cloth, their benefits, and how they make for creative patio covers and patio shades that are functional and attractive.

What is a Shade Sail?


Shade sails are versatile patio covers that offer shade and UV protection from the sun. Made from knitted polyethylene fabric, they are a great for anyone looking for patio covers or patio shades that are attractive and affordable.

ShelterLogic shade sails come in two shapes: square and a triangle. Our shade sails are available in a variety of colors and sizes, and can be mixed and matched to create attractive shade sail designs.

Shade sails are versatile and can be installed on any structure, building or pole. They are versatile sunshades perfect for pools, play areas, backyard decks and more.

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What is a Shade Cloth?


If you’re looking for a patio cover that can be used with your pergola, then you may want to consider a ShelterLogic Shade Cloth. Our selection of Shade Cloths are available in three different sizes: 6x15 Shade Cloth, 6x25 Shade Cloth and 6x50 Shade Cloth. You should choose a cloth based on your particular needs.

Shade Cloths are versatile and can be used as sunshade or patio covers as well as privacy screens along fencing structures. They conveniently give you protection from the sun and the wind and are built to resist tearing and fraying. Shade Cloths are easy to install and are available in a variety of different colors including evergreen, sea blue, sand and black.

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Benefits of Shade Sails and Shade Cloths

  • Provide shade where you need it
  • Offer UV protection
  • Easy DIY installation
  • Attractive patio covers and shades

Still not sure if ShelterLogic Shade Sails and Shade Cloths are right for you? Check out our customer testimonial here to learn more about these unique patio covers.

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Oct 07, 2019 21:18
I’m interested in giving my patio some extra shade as well as the west deck. Could someone contact me please?
Oct 31, 2019 12:57
Hi Mark,

We would love to help! Our Customer Service Team is available to answer any questions or concerns, 7 days a week at 1-800-932-9344.
Sarah Lancaster
Oct 16, 2017 11:47
I was really glad to see that these sails are triangular shaped. This reminds me of an actual sail. I really like the look of these shades. I also like that they are light and still summery! My husband and I are looking for a type of shade provider in our nautical themed backyard. I think this would be perfect. Thank you for sharing this great information!
Jul 30, 2019 15:24
Thanks for your support, Sarah! We are glad to see that you enjoyed the article and found a product that will suit your needs!
Megan Alder
Mar 28, 2017 21:19
I love that Shade sails can be versatile, and that they offer UV protection from the sun. My husband and I have been looking for shade covers for our back yard, we just haven't found the right style yet. I'm hoping that I can find something before our family BBQ in a few weeks, then when everyone is over there's some shade for us older folks.
Tyler Meredith
Nov 23, 2016 01:24
I like what this article mentions about shade sails being a good way to get UV protection from the sun when outside. It makes sense that it could be much more comfortable to sit outside when shaded than it is to sit in direct sunlight. It's something to keep in mind for my patio renovation.
Cindy Tesler
Nov 15, 2016 14:59
I've been thinking about getting my patio shaded, so I was glad that you mentioned how shade sails are versatile patio covers offer shade and UV protection from the sun. You also mention that your shade sails come in two shapes: square and triangle.