Great shade material. We laced it up onto our wooden frame using our own lacing thread from a hardware store and a big blunt tip needle. Took awhile but it looks great. At the end of the summer we plan on cutting the lacing (it didn't cost much) and folding the shade up for the winter and storing it out of the elements. I'm sure we can leave it outside, but we'd like it to last longer and the plants back there will need some winter sun! We didn't have to cut ours while installing, but I wasn't sure what would happen if we did, in terms of fraying. It is a solid color-some might think that it has a pattern on it based on the image but it must just be the wood structure. Might buy another one for over the kids fort!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great weave
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I built a 12x16 pergola on the west side of our home and was faced with the dilemma of covering it with either closely spaced 2x2s, shade fabric, or nothing at all. Given the cost of cedar 2x2 and the brutal Texas sun I decided to go with this Coolaroo fabric. I ordered 2 rolls and it arrived quickly. It's a very robust fabric and you don't have to be gentle when handling it. I ended up securing it with "timber fasteners" which I found at a local big box store (30 for $5). Only time will tell as far as UV degradation but from what people have posted and the 10-year warranty I feel pretty good about it. As far as performance, it's February so the sun isn't directly overhead, but the light that the fabric lets through is just perfect. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
i ordered this shade to make a new canopy for my swing,it is just what i needed,with ample room for straps and closures. this is the only shade i found that was the right size, i've been looking for two months, thanks overstock.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? looks the same to me,good match also.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
Ordered this so I could have privacy panels made that would snap in between the posts on my covered deck.Was very pleased with how substantial the material is.I can see this lasting for years.A little light can still be seen through it so the air will also pass through.It will stop the rain from blowing in and soaking my patio furniture,which is a bonus that I hadn't considered.The color is a little darker than I expected but I love it and was glad that it was.Don't think it is going to show dust or dirt at all.As with just about everything I have bought from OS.com I very happy with this quality purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? slightly darker
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very thick sturdy material
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
Simple tails on the cloth would have helped to hang it already. As it turns out, you need to buy hardware, only from the manufacturer of the cloth www.coolaroo.com. Which means, it is still in the garage, unwrapped. Otherwise, by the look of it, the product is everything it says it is -UV and mold resistance and high quality.
Nice full roll of high quality material! I had purchased this same item at a big box store before, at a much higher price and not a nice size roll as this is. 6' X 15' is plenty generous for any project you may have. The color is good as it blends with any decor. The texture and thickness is prefect for wind and sun protection. Like I said I used it before and am glad I found the same product, a much larger quantity for a much lower price. A definite buy and savings.
Love the product bought two to cover my patio ceiling. It is doing the job and the patio is much more comfortable and protected from the sun. I also purchased two blinds to hang from the beams to enclose the patio and protect from the sun. I love the new effect of the outside area!