An economical, low-grade shade cloth, this fabric is made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and is intended for construction fence screens, shade sails and marine awnings.
Color hue striations will occur throughout the fabric. The fabric may experience weave irregularities resulting in small holes. These irregularities do not impact the durability or strength of the shade cloth. Due to these irregularities, we do not recommend this fabric for applications where style and aesthetics are important. For a higher-end shade cloth with a more uniform color and more consistent weave, please consider our premium shade products like Polytex® and Parasol™.
There is no right or wrong side to this fabric, but it is recommended to use the “smooth” side facing the sun and the “rough” side facing down. This will make the fabric easier to clean. HDPE material can be cut with a hotknife and we recommend using one to heat seal any exposed edges of your shade.
Note: Your shade sail should be installed firmly and tightly so as to reduce wind flap in the fabric. Shade cloth fabric that is too loose will cause premature failure due to mechanical breakdown. The shade sail will require periodic maintenance and upkeep to ensure that the shade cloth fabric remains tight.
Storage: When storing your shade sail, we recommend cleaning it first to remove any surface dirt and debris. (See Care & Cleaning PDF in the Documents section below.) Make sure material is completely dry before storage to avoid the growth of mold and mildew. Store in a dry place away from pests and rodents. For best results, store shade sail in a protective, sealed bag.
|Sale Unit:||Sold per linear yard|
|Fabric Content:||100% Polyethylene|
|Fabric Design:||Solid & Variegated|
|Weight:||7 ounces per square yard|
|Care & Cleaning:||See Documents for Full Instructions|
|Special Features:||Breathable, Easy to Clean, Flame Retardant, Highly Abrasion Resistant, Highly UV Resistant|
|Roll Size:||33 Yards|
|Outdoor Living:||Shade Sails|
10 continuous yards is maximum for shipping via Post Office.
How to Make a Shade Sail
Protect yourself from the sun in style! This tutorial video will walk you through creating your own shade sails for any outdoor living area, enhancing your property and helping you to beat the heat. Sailrite carries a variety of high-quality shade fabrics for this task, including Parasol™ and Polytex® fabrics by Polyfab™. These knitted shade cloth fabrics are made of 100% polyethylene and are highly abrasion resistant, durable and will protect you from up to 95% of UV radiation. They are available in a number of bright colors, sure to retain their color and shape for years to come! Follow along with this helpful how-to and soon you’ll have your very own shade sails.
How to Make a 4-Sided Shade Sail
Transform any outdoor living area from drab to fab with a four-sided shade sail! Custom shade sails provide a relaxing, shaded seating area as well as create a stylish ambiance that helps to revitalize a lackluster patio or deck. In our in-depth tutorial, we’ll show you how to sew and install your very own four-sided (quadrangle) shade sail. Be sure to use the Sailrite Fabric Calculator to help you calculate exactly how much fabric you'll need for your shade sail. This four-sided shade sail attaches at two corners to the house using fascia brackets and hardware from Polyfab™. We'll walk you through the fabrication and installation of this great-looking shade sail.