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A Shady Solution: Sails as Awnings

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A Shady Solution: Sails as Awnings

Julie Carlson July 26, 2012

When temperatures rise, awnings are an essential weapon in the cooling arsenal–blocking direct sun and creating zones of shade. The best development we’ve seen in a while is the tensioned shade sail, a triangle or rectangular of UV-blocking fabric.

Whittier, CA-based Shade Sails offers an extensive range of sail shades in different configurations; prices range from $59.95 for an eight–foot triangle to $239.55 for a 15-foot square. Off-the-Rack Shades by Gale Pacific are available at Stacks and Stacks.

Above: Simple lean-to shading via a canvas awning at Kasbah Bab Ourika in Morocco.

Above: Photo via OWI.

Above: Shade Sails from Backyard City.

Above: This is an update of a post originally published April 14, 2009. (N.B.: Looking for more backyard solutions? For 35 images of Terraces, see our Gallery of rooms and spaces.)

Above: A Square Shade Sail by Gale Pacific is 11 feet, ten inches square; it’s $159 from Stacks and Stacks.

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