Shade Sails

Sail shades provide unique sun protection solutions for shading all spaces, large and small. The design of sail shade structures is very practical as they can be used in settings that have irregular or specific locations for column placement. Sail shade canopies can also be utilized when trying to create an architectural or custom layout for a unique look. The appealing aesthetic design and great flexibility to create different configurations make these sail shades applicable to country clubs, city parks, outdoor dining spaces, playgrounds, and much more.

From the unique profile design of the hyperbolic sail to the layered look of the sand dollar sail shade structure, Superior Shade offers a variety of shade sail options. Browse the collection below and contact us to get started on your next shade project.

Sails shade structures can best be utilized when trying to shade spaces that have irregular or specific locations for column placement. If your space won't accommodate a standard shape, this is where a sail shade can be beneficial. Columns are installed first, then exact measurements are taken from column to column so the sail shade canopy is created to exactly fit your space. 

Another great benefit of outdoor sail shades is that they are perfect for creating an appealing architectural design. They are a great solution for places looking to make a statement and impress guests such as country clubs, resorts, and city parks. Consider our Quad Sail or Pinwheel Sail for this kind of design. 

In general, there are three types of shapes for sail shades: equilateral, isosceles, and hyperbolic. In equilateral triangular sails, all three sides are the same length. For isosceles triangular sails, two sides are the same length while the third side is shorter. Having a shorter leg allows the cables on the longest spans to keep uniform tension throughout the canopy. Hyperbolic sails traditionally have four sides and the profile of the canopy is defined by having two high points and two low points on opposing corners. The height difference between high & low attachment based on canopy size.