Bring a shady oasis to your patio or backyard area with this sun shade, the perfect accessory for backyard picnics on hot days. The sturdy, breathable fabric blocks up to 90-percent of UV rays to keep you and your family cool and safe....more
The perfect accessory for backyard picnics on hot summer days, this Sail Sun Shade boasts breathable fabric construction for significant temperature reduction to create your own shady oasis. It's easy to install and cleans off with the hose for the utmost in convenience.
Suitable for covering patios to protect your patio furniture, courtyards, playgrounds, and parking lots
Blocks up to 90-percent of UV rays
Breathable fabric results in significant temperature reduction underneath the sail
Made from UV stabilized extra heavy fabric
Installation hardware includes: 4 x 10 ft. strands of nylon rope (1 per corner) 8 x 3/16" Wire rope clips which create a loop at both ends of the Nylon Rope 4 x 5/16" recessed wood anchors with 4 x 5/16" Screw Eye loops which screw into wood anchors and provide loops for Nylon rope 8 x 5/16" Nuts and Washers 4 x 1/4" Turnbuckles (1 per corner) to allow for adjustments to tension after hanging
Nylon ropes may be looped around anchor points such as metal poles or concrete pillars directly or used with screw eye loops and wood anchors for wooden anchor points such as trees or wooden posts (POSTS NOT INCLUDED)
A drill with boring bit in a slightly smaller diameter than the anchor itself will be required to create a pilot hole for the wood anchors
Simply hose clean
Measures 11 feet 10 inches square
Available in beige, yellow with red thread, silver, black with silver, hunter green with black threads, and a pure white which may reflect warmer tones indoors, but will appear brilliant white under natural sunlight
11 ft. 10 in. W x 11 ft 10 in. L
Low density polyethylene
Brown, Tan, White
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This canopy is stunning in appearance and construction. It is clean and architectural in feeling. The picture does not do it justice. To boot, the beige is exactly the same shade as our stucco house. The only regret is that Overstock doesn't seem to have the larger, 17' x 17' size!
We have open space around our house and I put this off the kitchen door so we can finally use the patio! Plus it helps to keep the kitchen cooler. My husband wants one now to put outside the garage so he can work out there in comfort. I use to sew this type of fabric and the quality is excellent. I see using this for many years.
I purchased a Square Sail and was very impressed with the sturdiness of construction and the attachment points. I was leery of the attachment points and if there was reinforcement along the whole length of the material. I was favorably impressed with both. A triangular attachment eye of what appears to be 304 stainless steel, approximately 5/16" diameter on each corner. These eyes are welded shut and attached to the fabric with a robust nylon mesh strap that is sewn along the entire edge of the sail.
The sail came with all the hardware to install it, turnbuckles, nylon rope, concrete anchors and eye bolts.
The material is somewhat translucent, I purchased yellow, giving a very cheerful, natural looking hue underneath. As expected, it is very shady underneath. The material is NOT waterproof, although it appears to resist water. I am going to test a section with marine canvas waterproofing spray to see if I can make it more resistant to water.
The sail is not square when you lay it flat on the ground. It is narrower in the center than the ends. This is something I did not expect in my design but it looks very nice. I was so pleased with it that I ordered a second one.
I've owned this sail for aprox 2 seasons. When I installed it originally I had to purchase turnbuckles and better quality rope clamps as the ones that come with this are poorly made and excuse the pun "Chinese" The mistake I made was using the nylon rope that was included to hang it. Just yesterday I learned a painful lesson! I was tensioning the canopy as it had begun to sag and "snap" the nylon rope broke in the middle and the turnbuckle hit me in the forehead with some serious force and gashed my head open. There was not even that much tension applied to the rope, I'm going to guess maybe 10-20lbs of force. The hardware I purchased at my local hardware store is capable of 275lb of force. I figured I would never even get close to this with the canopy so I should never have to worry about the hardware. Little did I know the nylon rope is made so cheaply, it doesn't even feel like nylon, more like plastic. I can hold several strands in my hand and just a little force breaks them. Just be aware of this when installing. I ended up purchasing 3/16 stainless steel cable with the proper end ties to make loops. I'm just glad I wasn't on the ladder when it broke or I might not be here to write this review today. Just remember when installing this there is quit a bit of tension holding this thing make sure you know what you are doing when you hang it and wear safety glasses. I didn't have any on when it broke and I was very fortunate that it didn't hit me in the eye, it could of been a much more serious injury.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great Sail, extremely poor quality hardware, VERY Dangerous, do not use the ROPE that is included!!!
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
We love the look and purpose of our new sunshade.
Unfortunately, it was not the easiest thing to put up. The hardware included didn't even work with the shade so we had to purchase all new hardware. Luckily, my husband is pretty handy and we have great neighbors. We attached it to our house and steel beams we added to our deck.
We've had it for a couple of weeks and it seems to hold up well to wind and rain, as we just had a storm pass through. The shade itself seems to be very durable with sturdy seams and D ring attachment.
I do like the shade but you may need help figuring how to best put it up as well as help getting it up. Make sure there is a center peak by putting two opposite corners high and the other two low so the rain will roll off and not make a pond in the center. Be prepared to buy hardware that works with the item. Make sure where you're attaching the shade is at least a few feet larger than the size of the shade so you can tighten up the slack easily. (notice the picture has the shade between trees that are very distant from each other)
That's my experience. Enjoy.
This required a more permanent installation than we had in mind. However, it appears to be good quality and comes with appropriate hardware. You will need four sturdy anchoring locations and the installation suggests that having two diagonal high installation points and two diagonal low installation points is the best way to go to avoid sagging and to prevent the wind from billowing the entire thing. Looks like a very good approach for adding shade to the yard or deck.
I bought this item in the summer of 2011. Every Summer we mount it to shade a courtyard area near our kitchen and garage. It does a wonderful job blocking the Southern California Sun / Heat from bouncing off the hard surfaces and making the south side of our home hotter than necessary. We take it down late Fall and pack it away. This item has lasted 3 long, very Hot Summers and has weathered well.
The weight of just the sail is 5-8 lbs per the answers to a previous question. The sail is 11' 10" square. Based on that an online calculator has GSM between 174 and 278, a big range. This is also the GSM for a low density polyethylene material as stated in the product description. The product description states "extra heavy" material; note that a HIGH density polyethylene (HDPE) material at 320 GSM is extra heavy and also heavier duty than a 180 GSM low density polyethylene (LDPE). HDPE is what pond liner is usually made of.dwt945 on May 18, 2014
Could this product be made more rain proof by applying water repellant?ep51 on May 4, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Perhaps but haven't looked into it.sydmac01 on May 6, 2014
Are the sun sails rain proof? In other words are you protected from the rain as well as sun?patiocovers on Apr 25, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
no, these sail cloths are not rain proof, but the sun protection is great, I have them in my outside enclosed screen room and they work great.geri1016 on Apr 30, 2014
Reviews of the 8 x 8 version of this sail indicate the actual dimensions are more like 6 x 6 ? The info on this one is "Measures 11 feet 10 inches square"
Is "Measures 11 feet 10 inches square" the actual end to end measurement of the sail...or....does this include the length of the cords/ropes also ?
If I measured just the material part or the sail...is it a true 11 feet 10 inches square...grommet to grommet so to speak ?
Thankstrinaz on Feb 6, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi trinaz, we confirmed the material is measured 11 ft 10 inches square (grommet to grommet). The problem being that the sides recede from the corners making it appear smaller when completely set up. We hope this clears things up. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 26, 2014
They come in varied sizes and these are wonderful!! Great quality, don't hesitate!!pamsalf3 on Jan 1, 2014
I am looking for something about 8' x 8' - I could live with something slightly bigger. How large is this sun shade?member on Nov 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I ended up selling this shade because there was no easy way to install it. The shade was about 8' square.lichen on Nov 9, 2013
Hello member, this measures 11 feet 10 inches square. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 11, 2013
I live in Florida and have a screened in pool will this product mount to the screening frame work? and will it stand up to the Florida sun?raccoonkid on Aug 21, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello raccoonkid, Yes the Medium Square Sail Sun Shade will work with your screen it comes with hardware. Yes it will stand up to the Florida sun. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 26, 2013
Not at all. Rain will filter through it, primarily through the low point of the fabric. The fiber is not tightly woven and sealed like a tarp.guest099 on Aug 9, 2013
Is there any warranty on this product? We purchased this product from you and installed the medium square sail at the begining of April 2013 and today June 28, 2013 the binding on the sides have come apart on one side of the sail and broke. We have purchased another brand at a big box store and have had them for almost 3 years with no problems. Please let me know!deenuh on Jun 28, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us, you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 10, 2013
This surprises me to hear this because we've had ours for several years now and leave it up for several months at a time and have never had any problem.mamaof4blessings on Jul 23, 2013
This is a woven fabric. It weathers well, is somewhat tranparent so letting in light and holds its color.thebish on May 28, 2013
Pardon my ignorance, but i have a patio with stucco walls, with conxrete behind. How do you anchor a sunsail? And, most important, i absolutely must hAve some protection from direct sunrats; blocking add much direct sunlight as possible. Will this help? I'm assuming a lighter color helps with that?artemis23 on Apr 13, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I'm not sure how to anchor the sail in your particular application. If you are a dyi type, you could approach someone at the local hardware store for advice. I have found them to be willing to help. My guess is that you will need to drill holes and drive an anchor into the holes, Then mount a ring or "eye" to the wall. This is going to have to be substanial to stand up to the stresses. If you know or can find a reputable handy-man, it shouldn't be a big job, but may cost you an hour or two of time. By the way, this provides shade, but is woven, not solid. I'd describe it as shade with some sunlight penetration, not like standing under a solit roof. More like under a tree where a little light gets through.karenrenee on Apr 14, 2013
When we installed ours, we anchored it to the wood trim we had with bolts, but I am sure you can show someone at a hardware store like Home depot or Lowes what you have and they can help you to get the supplies needed to installed correctly. Our had withstood lots of rain and strong winds and still holding strong 5 years later. Good Luck!olivers2 on Jul 10, 2013
The shade is made of low density polyethylene. Thank you for your interest.
overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 29, 2013
low desity polyethylene is accurate, but doesn't tell you what it is like. It feels like a stiff canvas fabric with a slick finish. The fabric after two years in the Texas sun is not showing age. It is not "solid" and allows some sun through, but it is adequate to shade -like a tree, not a roof.karenrenee on Apr 14, 2013
Tarp like, I would say. But better. It feels like waterproof fabric. It doesn't completely hold water but does hold some. So itivy2014 on Feb 6, 2014
We have some plants bordering the patio area to be covered. If outdoor plants are partially covered by the shade (hibiscus) will they still get enough sun?emcbride on Mar 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your inquiry. Although they often thrive in completely sunny locations, hibiscus do not actually need as much direct sunlight as is commonly thought. As long as the plants receive a few hours of direct sunlight they should be ok.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2013
It filters the not sun, yet sufficient lightdelawarewoman on Mar 26, 2013
That will depend on the plant. It isn't like putting them under a roof. Some sun will get through. More like putting them under a tree - small points of light still get through.karenrenee on Apr 14, 2013
I am looking for something that can be put up and taken down for specific occasions like an outdoor party -- not to be kept up for the entire season. Are these sun shades made for that kind of use? In other words, easy set-up and take down and made to withstand repeated dismantling? on Jul 15, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
According to reviews, this item is better suited for permanent installations. It is not recommended for repeated dismantling.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 17, 2012
It is easy - but the hardest part is putting the anchors in and pulling it tight enoughdelawarewoman on Mar 26, 2013
Is there a specific color that would block more sun than the others?nmragtop on Jun 27, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Lighter colors reflect sun darker colors absorb sun. So I would go with lightest color that coordinates. Hope this helps.vergos on Jun 29, 2012
Lighter colors reflect heat and darker colors absorb heat. So I would go with the lightest color that coordinates.vergos on Jun 29, 2012
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