Along with the world, Australia’s weather is getting more unpredictable. Most people view shade sails as sun protection, but the latest generation of shade cloths are able to do both to a very high degree. Whether for homes or businesses, waterproof shade sails really are the perfect outdoor solution come rain or shine, so let’s take a look.
Current shade sail cloths are made using cutting-edge technology for UV protection, strength and durability, whilst the cloth is also used heavily in marine applications (hence sails). The latest generation of waterproof cloths are made from a durable PVC fabric which is able to withstand both the elements. The material is treated with different coatings enabling it to withstand UV and water as well as being stain, fade and fire resistant. Perfect for Perth’s Indian Ocean weather.
Applications for Waterproof Shade Sails
Shade structures are perfect in any outdoor space but ideal for:
- Pubs and Bars
- Car Dealerships
- Children’s Play Areas
- Office Gardens
- Sports Centres
- Car Parking Areas
- Factory or Warehouse Forecourts
- Garden Centres
- Shows and Events
- DIY Centres
Benefits of Waterproof Shade Sails for Your Home or Business
All shade sails will inherently give you some rain protection, but they aren’t completely waterproof so they will start to leak and gather water depending on their shape. For true all-weather protection, Rainbow Shade’s Dri-Z will give you excellent rainproofing allowing the water to simply run off only at the edges keeping everyone underneath completely dry. Dri-Z comes in 16 colours with all the usual high performance attributes of shade cloths that will maximise the potential of your outdoor space.
For commercial businesses, the benefits are numerous. If there is a sudden downpour, then instead of only having minimal protection your visitors or customers can stay protected if there isn’t space inside.
This is especially important for restaurants, bars, play areas and show events where people are already occupied undercover and won’t have to worry about a sudden downpour. Losing all your customers to the weather can be disastrous for any business, but with a waterproof shade sail fabric, you don’t have to.
Other Business Benefits
Modern shade sails come in many colour choices allowing you to reinforce your brand’s colours as well as having them custom branded. Having customised all-weather shade sails as part of your business means that you can design almost any shape you want, using a tree as a centrepiece for example.
Having them designed and fitted by professionals will also increase their longevity as poorly fitted shade sails will be prone to wear and tear much more rapidly while the cheaper cloths have much poorer performance.