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What You Should Know When Choosing Shade Sails

You may already know the many benefits of shade sails, including blocking UV rays, lowering ambient and surface temperatures, reducing sun damage and prolonging the life of shaded furniture and equipment. But you may not know what to look for when choosing high quality shade sails that maximize those benefits and enhance your location. Here’s what you should know when choosing shade sails.

Quality Matters

Make sure to check the warranty thoroughly before purchasing shade and ensure the materials are suited to the weather and conditions in your area. Shade sails should be made from durable, easy to maintain fabric that blocks UV rays, stands up to wind and resists mold and mildew. Apollo Sunguard uses a high-density polyethylene that contains ultraviolent additives and is breathable, mildew-resistant and mold-resistant. Tested to block up to 96% of UV rays and to meet fire retardant standards, Apollo Sunguard shade sails are covered under warranty for 15 years.

How will your shade sails be attached? Existing structures can be potential anchor points, as well as free-standing frameworks. Shade structures from Apollo Sunguard are manufactured from cold-rolled, triple-layered galvanized tubular steel that provides more tensile strength and longer-term corrosion resistance than most steels. Apollo Sunguard steel structures are covered by a 20-year warranty and are built to withstand winds up to 115 MPH with shade sails or shade covers in place and up to 180 MPH with the shades removed.

Design for Function and Beauty

When choosing shade, look for a design, color and shape that will enhance the appeal and use of the location. Triangular shade sails have a light and airy shape that can be configured to fit numerous areas and overlapped to provide additional coverage. The engineers at Apollo Sunguard will help you choose the right shade sail color and configuration. With 17 fabric colors and 11 frame colors, there are endless options to choose from. And if nothing fits the bill, Apollo will create a custom design to suit your specifications.

Make sure to choose shade sails with an easy removal and reinstallation process. Avoid sails with eyelets or grommets, which can tear. Apollo’s signature Quick Release System™ makes it easy to remove shade sails and reinstall them in less than five minutes with no special tools required. With our stainless steel cable studs and galvanized hardware, you can quickly set and maintain cable tension for perfect, wrinkle-free sails.

Work with Professionals

The most important thing to consider when choosing shade sails is to work with a company you can trust. Apollo Sunguard has been innovating shade since 1993 and offers the best warranty in the industry. We’ve shaded public parks, professional sports facilities and government properties, and we’d like to shade your next project. Call us at 941-925-3000 or email [email protected].

What You Get with Apollo Sunguard

  • The Strongest Warranty in the Indusry
  • Independently Tested UV Protection
  • Site-specific Engineering & Design Assistance
  • Sealed Engineering Plans for all 50 States
  • Structure Delivery within 45 Days of Receipt of Order and Submittal Approval
  • Federal Recognition as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and an Approved GSA Vendor

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