Some Australians have a love-hate relationship with the outdoors. They may appreciate the ambient temperature year-round and realise that they should be out of doors as much as possible, but they are also certainly concerned with the effects of direct sunlight and those UV rays. This can prove to be problematic when it comes to making the most of the family home and the space that surrounds it, but help is always at hand. In this case, it may come in the form of a shade sail. If you're not familiar with this option, what should you know?
Practical and Good-Looking
Strategically placed shade sails can make a significant difference to your quality-of-life and provide some key additional benefits as well. These sails are attractive to look at and are also designed to be entirely practical while being a long-lasting solution for the budget-conscious.
Shade sails are made from high-density polypropylene woven into a mesh and stretched at each corner. You can often combine a number of different sails in a tight configuration to cover a large area as well.
If you have an outdoor pool, these shades are ideal. They are unobtrusive and will certainly allow enough light to penetrate while keeping those UV rays at bay. You and your family can spend many a long hour in the pool during the heat of the day, and this may have been simply impossible before.
You may be able to convert part of your patio into a pleasant outdoor seating area, or a place to set up a home office. After all, with more people than ever working from home these days, wouldn't it be nice to enjoy some fresh air while sitting at your computer? Many of these products are fully waterproof as well so you can continue your work without interruption in the event of an afternoon shower.
Some people will use their sails strategically so they can keep as much sun away from the outside of their building as possible. As the sail reflects a lot of the heat, the monthly air-conditioning bill may well become much more palatable.
Alternatively, you could erect one of these sails on the side of the property to function as a makeshift carport. It will help to keep the heat away, so you will be able to jump into your vehicle at midday without scalding yourself on the steering wheel.
Just the Start
These are just some of the ways that you can make a shade sail work for you so you can enjoy more of that outdoor space than ever before. Talk with your product supplier for some additional ideas.