Features & Benefits: Shade Sail Structures
- Engineered for 170 mph wind loads with shade sail canopy off and 120 mph wind loads with shade sail canopy on (note: canopies must be removed when winds are forecasted to be greater than 90 mph to avoid fabric canopy damage)
- Lowers the temperature up to 20 degrees underneath fabric structures
- Blocks up to 97% ultraviolet radiation for greater sun protection
- Provides 85 – 95% shade
- Holds up to 5 lbs snow loads, 10 lbs live loads
- 80% water repellent
Non-Prorated Warranty: Fabric – 15 years | Frame – 20 years
Steel: Carolina Shade Sails uses structural steel for our architectural fabric structures. Our heavy duty type of steel comes from the reputable Allied Steel whose products are made from cold-rolled, galvanized tubular steel with a triple layer of protection. Allied Steel products outperform most steels in tensile strength and long-term corrosion resistance, as well as saltwater spray and other weathering tests.
Fabric: Our shade sail fabric cloth is known for its strength, vibrant color and durability. The high-density polyethylene fabric with ultraviolet additives is Rachel knitted so material will not unravel when cut, ensuring stability and a consistent shade sail pattern. All of our shade sail fabric passes the ASTM E-84 fire rating test as well as the NFPA 255 and NFPA-701, and is rated a Class 1 Material.
Thread: Tenera thread used for stitching is guaranteed not to rot due to UV exposure or other environmental causes. The thread carries a lifetime guarantee.
Corners: Fabric connection points are triple reinforced. Each connecting point has vinyl sewn between layers for reinforcement.
Cable & Fasteners: Tensioning cable is galvanized steel; fasteners are stainless steel.
Quick & Easy Cover Removal: Carolina Shade Sails require no special tools for removal. Just loosen the turnbuckles and you’re done!
Colors: Call us for a complete listing.