This is a unique feature and benefit of shade cloth. Because it is knitted, the fabric is porous, which allows hot air to escape. This results in cooler air under the canopy. Canvas and other solid fabrics or solid steel structures, which are non-porous, do not allow heat to escape. This causes heat to actually build up under the canopy and result in temperatures being hotter than outside the canopy.
The polyethylene fabric requires very little maintenance but as with most things - like buying a new car - annual servicing is required. We have formulated two packages, 'Standard and Premium' that ensure top quality service for the right price. Please see our after-sales & maintenance packages page for details.
Furthermore, should you feel the fabric requires a freshen up then you can simply hose it down from underneath, giving it a thorough soaking. Be sure to start from the high point and work your way down to the lowest point. This would suffice until the annual service is carried out where we also check all fixings for continued safety.
Yes! For customers who are able to accurately measure the space and install their own shade sails and pergola canopy covers, we offer flat pack self-installation options. Please take a look at our DIY catalogue for more information. We also offer DIY pergola kits for a versatile and attractive option for building your own shade structure.
Our shade cloth starts at €30 per metre for the standard UV stabilised option. Because the vast majority of our products are customised, we supply a quotation following a site visit to assess the requirements of each job. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a quotation.
We are very passionate about our shade systems. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a free consultation about being protected from the sun's harmful UV rays and enhancing your outdoor living area.