The selection of this product instead of a large umbrella for the table on our patio of vacation rental house has turned out to be a great one. We have no regrets. It shields the entire patio from the strong sun, wind, and rain we have here in the Caribbean.
Good product - Make sure you have good anchor points. Buying another sail, in case this fails in the future (because it will). The hard part is installing the post, and make them look nice, without having the scene look Ghetto. 4x4 posts with white sleeve and caps. Each one secured with 100 lbs concrete. Entire project will run you $150, but it looks good! Adding lights soon.
I bought this 16/13ft to use over my wood deck . And it work perfectly so far it’s solid and very unique and shady . Remember when you do measurements go 2 or 3ft more from each side this way you will have extra room to stretch it and tightening it other way it will b loose and it will look very bad , I saw some reviews saying it loose that’s because they measured the exact size which is wrong . Highly recommended very nice I’ll install one for my mother in law this week she seen it and liked it . Big like
Since I'll be working from home for the summer, I wanted to create an outside area to be able to sit with my computer -- shade necessary. I am very happy with this purchase and it is a great bargain for the price. It was easy to install (15 minutes for someone with experience with tools), durable so far, and I get so many compliments on it. Very happy with the product! One note: The color is terra but looks red in the photos online. It really is more terra cotta so take the name at face value rather than the pics.
We incorporated this shade sail in a pergola and it looks especially sweet because the sides have a bit of a curve to them and the corners are not at right angles. I like it a lot. We bought the terracotta and at first I was disappointment because in the package it looked very orange. Once we got it set up, it seemed to take on a bit more of a reddish colour and it looks great. Is definitely not rainproof when set up horizontal like this (we didn't buy it for rain protection, only for sun protection) but it offers a bit of a buffer to the rain. We will take it down for the winter. Haven't had it long enough to comment on durability but seems like good value for the money.
Ordered the 13x16 size and the hardware kit. Placed 4x4x16 pressure treated lumber 4 ft deep. Mounted 2 corners at 11 ft and the other two opposing corners at 9 ft. Tied the provided ropes at full length, and opened up the turnbuckles to their longest position. It took a bit of effort to stretch the shade out out and latch the carabiners. The tension was perfect and no adjustments were necessary. If it needs any adjustment in the future I can quickly make adjustment with the turnbuckles. If you put in some effort it’s a very good product. Will add another one over the pool soon.
Update: this shade has now been up on the beach in Florida for over a year through sun, wind, and rain. Still up there and doing it's job. Before installing I riveted the corners to reinforce the stitching. I used stainless rivets with bonded neoprene washers. I suggest reinforcing the corners by either doing this or sewing nylon strapping, heavy duty thread, and double stitching with reinforced end lock stitches. These are a great deal. The seller is good as well. They followed through promptly when I recently corresponded with them.
Amazing looks, fits pergola perfectly. The color goes well with our redwood stained fence and pergola and offers the perfect shade for our patio. I should probably buy a replacement so I have it for when the first one inevitably dies. I believe it is poly, so it should hold up to the UV for a good while, but the Sun kills all fabrics eventually. I tarp camp so used my knot skills to get the sail nice and tight in the corners without any additional (ugly) turnbuckle hardware. Google “Skurka Guylines” and learn the knots he suggests for guying out a shelter - they work perfectly for this application as well.
So far this thing has held up to the sun, wind and rain of a Florida summer. Very impressed with its durability and aesthetically pleasing. I purchased the mounting kit as well and with a few new pieces from Kgorge (additional turnbuckles, carabiners and galvanized wire) it looks like a high-end install.
This has certainly lowered the afternoon temperatures on my back patio. I recommend this to anyone who needs some shade. The rain will pass through it (eventually) without puddling too much, but will come down at the low point, which in my case made a little ditch in the yard. Something to consider. When mounting it, use hardware and polyester rope which will stand the strain. You need to pull it pretty tight, and the wind will move it around a lot. Go oversize with your mounting, and you won't have to do it twice. After fooling around with a mounting kit recommended by Amazon, I threw it away and used 1/4" polyester rope, pulleys, and cleats. Mount the pulleys up high, and the cleats under them where you can easily adjust everything from the ground. Leave enough extra rope so that you can lower the sun shade all the way to the ground without having to climb a ladder and thread the rope back through the pulleys the next time you put it up. Use carabiner style clips on the end of the ropes to connect to the shade. From a guy who got tired of climbing ladders.
Using it as a sunshade to cool the side of the house. Pretty much easy peasy to cool the side of our house that gets a lot of sun during the summer. Cools the wall about 20° lower than without and that helps on cooling bills this summer. Tied it back at the corners using the rope included. Durability will have to see - as midwest thunderstorms and wind take their toll on everything..but hey, its not made of steel..
We originally ordered a 12x16 blue one. It was way too big or than what we needed and it rubbed against the side of the house and eventually popped a hole in it. We decided to order the sand colored 9x13 and it fit our space much better. We cemented 12 foot four by fours in the ground and we ended up buying large turnbuckles and chains in order to create enough tension. This worked better than some wire in a kit I ordered off of Amazon. The tarp only comes with string so you definitely will have to buy extra stuff to put it on the wall. So far I am loving the sand colored one. The blue one literally felt like a painters tarp and it look cheap to me but the sand color looks a lot more expensive. It really blocks the sun, we live in Florida and even in the spring at 12 in the afternoon I was able to sit outside. So far I love this and it has really helped us have a beautiful sitting area outside.
The durability of this looks like it will be great! It provides the shade I wanted and matches my table umbrella on out porch deck very well. Make sure to slope your corner and that when you measure-remember it’s 13x13 from corner to corner. I could have actually went one size down!
We are (financially) on the cusp of seasonal covers and a permanent structure in this corner of our 1909 home. Seasonal covers have been nothing more tarps and bungees. This Sunshade is an AWESOME mid-step. I lashed on to 3 points with industrial rubber straps and 1 point with a mini ratchet strap for adjusting tension. (The wife is happy, all is right in the world... at least our little corner of it) PS... Purchased / shipped/ received freakishly fast. A+