When you need shade sails, choose Parasol™ fabric by Polyfab™! Originally created to withstand the harsh Australian heat, this high-performance, commercial grade knitted shade cloth fabric is made of 100% polyethylene. It is manufactured using a combination of high-density monofilament and tape, providing protection from up to 95% of UV radiation that can cause skin damage — earning it the official seal of approval from the Melanoma International Foundation. Steel Grey features a 85.1% shade factor.
Parasol is created by Polyfab, a leader in shade application fabric. With a high strength-to-weight ratio, UV performance and dimensional stability, this fabric is an ideal choice for shade sails, tension structures and other heavy duty applications. You can utilize Parasol in shade applications around swimming pools, yards, beaches, parks, camping grounds and anywhere else sun protection is needed.
Parasol Steel Grey is a solid light gray fabric that is sure to retain it’s color and shape for years to come. This fabric features a 10-year warranty so you can have peace of mind choosing it for your next shade application. 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 allow the fabric to be more easily cleaned.
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) material can be cut with a hotknife and we recommend using one to heat seal any exposed edges of your shade.
Please Note: Your shade sail canopy or shade structure should be installed firm and tight so as to reduce windflap in the shade cloth fabric. Shade cloth fabric that is loose and sloppy will cause premature failure due to mechanical breakdown. This is not UV breakdown and is not covered by the warranty. The shade sail will require periodic maintenance to ensure that the shade cloth fabric remains tight.
Care & Cleaning: Your shade cloth canopy may become dirty over time. Care should be taken to avoid chemicals that may contain bleach, or other industrial chemicals containing sulphur and/or halogens (chlorine bromine). These chemicals may attack the UV stabilizers within the shade cloth, thus reducing the life of the product and voiding the warranty. Utilizing a mild soap, gently remove any soil with a soft scrubbing brush. Rinse with a low pressure water hose. We do not recommend the use of high pressure water to blast the fabric clean.
Storage: If you remove the shade sail over winter, ensure that it is stored away from rodents and other pests, preferably stored in a protective bag. Make sure the fabric is completely dry before putting away to avoid mildew damage.
Shipping Note: This fabric is rolled and shipped center-folded.
|Sale Unit:||Sold per linear yard|
|Fabric Content:||100% Polyethylene|
|Fabric Design:||Solid & Variegated|
|Weight:||9.6 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|
|Certifications:||ASTM E84 (Class 1), Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval|
|Tear Strength:||39 lbs (warp) 49 lbs (fill)|
|Tensile Strength:||231 lbs (warp), 419 lbs (fill)|
|Mullen Burst (lbs/in):||Face (warp) x 500+ (fill) ASTM D751-06; No break recorded - Result exceeded instrument's capacity.|
|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.