Modern Home Shade Sails protect and shade your outdoor areas. Also known as Sail Shades, these unique coverings make beautiful additions to your patio, backyard, or other outdoor areas, and they provide excellent protection from the sun and its harmful UV radiation. A chic shade sail is the perfect alternative to a traditional pergola or covered porch. Floating and curvaceous, shade sails make an attractive addition to any property. With the right design, they can enhance the existing property with artistic or architectural flair and style.Sail Shades are wonderfully versatile; they can be attached to homes, trees, or patio columns. In addition, they can be supported by wood posts or steel columns embedded in concrete footings, and they can also be taken down seasonally as required. Shade Sails are the ultimate in stylish sun protection. Courtyards, pool areas, gardens, children's play areas, car spaces, and even entry ways can all benefit from the cool good looks of a Shade Sail solution.The perimeter of each sail is designed with a gentle cantenary curve 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 or "Delta" rings at each corner. When properly tensioned, shade sail fabric will not wrinkle, sag, or flap in the wind.Available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, Shade Sails are a decorative and affordable way to create shade that will keep you more comfortable in hot weather. These state of the art materials block the sun's harmful UV rays yet remain totally unaffected by moisture and natural temperature extremes. Shade sails are shaped like boat sails. They will have long, slightly curving edges. The measurements are typically from D-ring to D-ring but these are designed to stretch. A 16' x 12' shade sail needs a space at lease 18' x 14' to fit into.