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Shade sails

A modern, practical and lightweight solution, shade sails not only make a stunning visual statement in any exterior, they significantly improve your outdoor experience, keeping you safe from UV rays, sheltered from the elements and free to relax in your garden or on your balcony. Explore our Soltis line and treat yourself to a solution that caters to all your needs!

What are shade sails?

Inspired by boat sails, shade sails are pieces of fabric stretched between multiple fixed points, usually on a pole or a wall. Perfect for patios and balconies, they provide shelter from the sun or a light rain, allowing you to make the most of your time outdoors.

Shade sails are a more versatile solution than outdoor blinds, as they can easily adapt to any space configuration with a range of fastening systems available, both for lean-to or free-standing installation. As opposed to umbrellas, shade sails come with minimal footprint, higher resistance to wind and much greater stability, for a longer-lasting solution.

Note that shade sails are available in two basic shapes: triangle or rectangle. Triangular shade sails make for a sleek and modern option, while rectangular shapes are better suited for sunproofing larger areas.

In addition to being extremely practical, shade sails can also enhance the style of your exterior. You may even choose to combine shades in various colours, for a resolutely modern look.

What criteria should I consider when shopping for a shade sail?

Fabric quality is of course the most important factor to consider when buying a shade sail. To avoid sunburns and safely enjoy your exterior, make sure your fabric filters UV rays. It is also recommended to choose a fabric that regulates temperatures and reduces heat build-up and glare.

Depending on your needs, you might opt for a fabric resilient to strong winds and/or rainproofed, to keep your space nice and dry.

Why should I opt for Soltis fabrics?

Choose our innovative, modern and high-performance Soltis line for your shade sail! Soltis fabrics will allow you to curate your exterior to your needs:

  • thermal comfort;
  • natural light;
  • glare protection;
  • opacity up to 140,000 lux;
  • watertightness;
  • broad colour palette.

A durable and sturdy lightweight solution, our Soltis line offers an array of specially coated composite fabrics woven from synthetic polyester fibres. Thanks to our Précontraint® technology, Soltis fabrics will not lose their shape or tear over time. They are also durably resistant to UV rays and other weather influences (wind, rain).

Soltis Horizon 86 is the perfect choice for a shade sail. This fabric blocks 93% of heat and ensures comfortable amounts of natural light to promote well-being. Our Précontraint® technology also ensures exceptional dimensional stability. And it is very easy to install.

Installing a shade sail is a hassle-free process: simply fasten each corner of the fabric to a wall or a dedicated pole. If you wish to install your shade sail against a wall, you will need to drill a hole, insert a plug and screw in a ring bolt or snap hook to secure it. The fabric must then be properly tensioned between the various fastening points, taking care to maintain a slight slope to facilitate rainwater drainage.

If you wish to have a shade sail installed or simply want some information, please get in touch with a member of our Serge Ferrari Premium Partner professional network.

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