For the past year I’ve been wanting to get an old sail and hang it over my deck which is southwest facing and doesn’t get a drop of shade throughout most of the day. Awnings can be nice, but I just don’t feel they suit our house and I love the idea of a big triangular sail shading half the deck. But this week I came across the Cool A Roo Shade Sail and was seriously impressed.
The Cool A Roo Shade Sail is made from weather and UV-resistant fabric and comes in triangles, rectangles, and squares ranging from 9 feet long to an 18-foot square. And it comes in lots of great colors including several shades of blue as well as orange, red, yellow, green, slate gray, black, beige, and others so there’s a color to suit your decor.
In addition, the prices start low–much lower than your typical umbrella for the smaller sizes and even the larger ones are very reasonable compared to installing an awning. The 9-foot triangular Shade Sail is $35 (but you can get it for even less at Casa.com, and the largest one is $475. So if you’re looking for great looking and reasonably sun protection on your deck, check out the Cool A Roo line of Shade Sails. They’re perfect for a modern loft or a nautical beachside retreat.