Perfect for covering patios, courtyards, playgrounds, or parking lots, this sun shade is a great way to add a touch of comfort anywhere in your yard. This shade blocks up to 90-percent of UV rays....more
We bought this to shade part of our pool from the intense Texas sun. It's still spring but it is already doing a good job.
The included hardware was poor quality but I expected that based on reviews from others. Installation went well after picking up some good turnbuckles and anchor bolts from the hardware store. This product is large and awkward so plan on having a couple of able bodied folks on hand for installation especially if stretching it over a pool.
Given our available mounting locations, we weren't able to mount it with 2 diagonal corners higher than the others as recommended in the instructions. This led to a sag in the center with our installation due to the size/weight of the product. It stood up to some big winds but seemed ready to "take flight" so I'd recommend taking it down if high winds are expected.
This shade does provide an adequate amount of shade but the product description is misleading. It says the dimensions are 18x18 when in fact that is the possible dimension it can be stretched to, at least that is what I was told by the customer service rep. The square shade went up as shown however no matter how much tension we put on it even with a pitch allowed for rain, dew, etc it still sags in the middle. i am thinking overall the traingular ones would have been a better buy than the square. The sagging in the middle drives me crazy not to mention that overall it is not good for the fabrics longterm wear.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the color was right on target
Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality appears to be good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? not quite accurate
Do not underestimate the poor quality of the included hardware, especially the turnbuckles. Unlike some other reviewers, I went ahead and attempted installation with the included hardware. Without even reaching the necessary tension, one of the turnbuckles failed completely, with the eye bolt slipping right through the turnbuckle body. Local hardware store sells stainless 5 1/4" turnbuckles for about $5/each.
The shade itself is very nice and appears to be good quality, but they sure dropped the ball on the hardware and would have been better off not even including it.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
How is the quality of the product? excellent, except for hardware
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
Two weeks ago we had a bad bad storm come thru our area, our shade sail is hung under our soffit with heavy eye bolts and off the house I put in two 6x6 post concreted in the ground with heavy eye bolts too, well the strom came thru and we had 80 MPH winds I was worried stood at the door and watched the shade sail it just waved in the wind I was amazed with stood 80 MPH winds great product but I would also say it was anchored very well too. worth the money
only downfall it you still get some of the hot sun thru it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Outstanding
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I purcahsed to of these sails for our playground. They were very affordable. Our handyman installed them with a helper. It was definitely a 2-man job. He replaced the hardware with a better quality and the ropes with steel cables because we were concerned ablout wear and tear.
The sails look great and provide cool shade. The children and staff are enjoying them.
I bought this to place over the top of my pergola to shield the hot Louisiana sun. it blocks the sun beautifully, and still allows the light to filter through. I did have to buy additional mounting hardware from the local hardware store, as the ones sent were of poor quality. Overall, it looks great and works very well. Thanks overstock!
Rec'd my order very fast and in very good condition. Researched installation of these sails extensively before we installed. We ended up attaching to the bottom of our eaves, which are visible (not enclosed) and set two posts in concrete on the other side. Attached well, but due to the size of this one (18' x 18'), it does sag just a little in the center, despite tight tensioning. So far is handling the wind on the south side of my patio pretty well. Have had installed for 2 weeks now. I would most definitely recommend this product and this shipper.
Absolutely love, love, love this on my deck. Easy to install, color is perfect. It was stated silver, but it has some bluish, and black threads that perfectly match my cape cod grey/blue deck stain and spa blue deck furniture. Had a party and everyone wanted to know where I got this and wanted one too. It was a chance and turned out great. Turned a hot unusable deck into a retreat area. So happy.
We purchased the medium size sun-sail a few years ago and loved it, but we needed even more shade over our pool. The only thing I would point out on the large sail is that is has a reinforced seam that runs along the middle of the sail. I think this should be in the description, as I was surprised, It's like they took a medium size and sewed on more to make it a large. It is still very durable, just don't pull it too tight. We did and it ripped but Overstock replaced it with no hassle. Allow it to have enough give for changing weather, which can be extreme here in Texas. It looks fantastic over our pool and we get many compliments on it,
Can I fasten 2 corners to the Home, without using the rope? Like direct to the home?milbar on Jun 23, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello milbar, This shade is lovely! Yes, you could fasten the shade to your house with the proper hardware. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 25, 2014
Hello ahunt1, I really like this sun shade! Unfortunately, we do not have a wind rating for this sail, as this varies based on fixture/hardware use, fixing location, and proper installation. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 26, 2013
You could use scotch guard.pattipoof on Jul 9, 2013
Can you mount it in a way that would be easy to remove/put back up? Like if we want to cover our patio but then be able to take it down when we want to use the firepite?barfield85 on Jun 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi barfield85, it may be possible unfortunately we are unable to advise any alternate ways to set up this unit besides what is entailed in the directions. We apologize for the inconvenience and recommend consulting a professional regarding a custom set up. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 26, 2013
You can't ask the manufacturer if it is fire rated?
This is all I need. Simply question to ask. It say UV rated.
What does this entail? on Aug 31, 2012
Three part question: 1) Does this shade have nylon webbing the full length of the sides, or just at the corners? 2) Is the low density polyethelene (LDPE) woven or knit 3) can you describe the weight of the ldpe on a per square meter (or square foot) basis, as seems to be the standard in australia, where these things originated. Thanks. on Aug 8, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This features nylon webbing on the full length of the sides. The LDPE is woven. The weight is 230 grams per square meter.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 9, 2012
the sail says it is adjustable from 16-18 feet. if it is installed parrellel to the ground how much space will it cover?chicken835 on Jun 21, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This is a response we received from our distributor
The question does not have just one correct answer once we think about it. Here are the facts and why:
1. The sail itself is NOT adjustable from 16-18â to start with. Measured from corner to corner it measures 5.40m or 212 5/8â or approx. 17â and 8 5/8â
2. Being a square all sides are the same
3. The problem though are the curved sides being part of the, which under correct tension will leave and approx. net area of around 21.3 square meter or 229.2 square feet.
4. Yet the gross area required to fix it would be much more due to the shape and required turn buckles to fix each corner which will add to the overall area. Hence the minimum gross area required to fix it would be around: 5.55mx5.55m = 30.8 square meter or 331.5 square feet.
As people are generally asking about the shadow area under the sail (the whole point I presume), the biggest problem/variable for the shadow area underneath the sail when mounted parallel to the floor is the anglel of the sun and the mounting height.
As the angle of the sun changes from nearly 0 in the morning, to depending on where on the planet to up to 90 degrees on the equator line (where I believe the US in not located ï) at noon and back to 0 again, thus changes the projected area of the sail in the same way. Hence, there is not just one correct answer as he area changes dramatically depending on the location on the planet, the time of day and the height the sail is fixed.
Hope I did help at least a but rather than creating more confusion ïoverstockcustomercare1 on Jun 27, 2012
What is the warranty on this product? on Jun 11, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
We are very sorry, but this item does not have any type of warranty coverage on it. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 13, 2012
We'd like to use this over a pergola to protect from sun and rain Is this waterproof?ana17 on Jun 10, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
can this protect you from the rain is it waterproof?kimshedish7 on Jun 12, 2012
How to adjust from 16-18 feet? The triangle hardware/ring should be attached to the 4 corners of the shade, how can it be adjusted?chameleon2008 on May 23, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It is a matter of tying it higher. The hardware will be used on all four corners of this item.overstockcustomercare1 on May 24, 2012
I'm looking at buying the18' square sail. What is best to
hang these on for mounting? on May 17, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
You can attach this sail to any fixed structure. It comes with a variety of hardware for you to choose from when mounting to different types of materials.overstockcustomercare1 on May 22, 2012
What do you suggest we attach these sail to.
2 x 2 x 8" posts? on May 17, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
A list of all installation hardware needed is included with this product, and is readily available at any local hardware store.overstockcustomercare1 on May 29, 2012
Can this be hung vertically vs horizontally as to provide privacy in place of outdoor curtains?m2el on May 15, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This item can be hung vertically as long as you have good anchor points and the item''s measurements fit your needs.overstockcustomercare1 on May 17, 2012
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