Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tension Sails: Function Meets Eye-Catching Design

When it comes to shade, sun protection should be your #1 concern. But with a little planning and creativity, your shade structure can become an eye-catching architectural feature!


Shade fabric has been specially crafted to protect against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays, resulting in a decrease in temperature of up to 10 degrees. The shade fabric is also breathable to prevent heat from being trapped underneath the structure. 


In addition to creating more inviting environments for people, tension sails can be used to keep pets cool and healthy! We recently installed a tension sail structure at the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption Center. 


The 11-sail structure shades the puppy play area so that the dogs will not overheat during their daily exercise. 


Tension sails can also help shield buildings from harsh morning or evening sunlight, cooling the building and reducing energy bills!


In addition to being highly functional, tension sails can add an artistic element to your design. Different colors, shapes and angles make each tension shade structure unique.


ShadeFLA will walk you through the process from design to installation. Contact us to arrange a consultation!