Shade Sail Structural Systems
Shade Structures and Tensioned Shade Sail Systems
Custom Commercial & Residential Shade Sail Fabric Canopies
Shade Sails have been used to provide convenient shade since the Greek and Roman empires. Historians document the use of large shade sails to provide shade to the Roman Colosseum. The shade structures were made from woven fabrics and cut to geometric shapes to fit any areas that needed extra shade. While cheaper and easier to build than alternative shade options, these knitted shade sails were susceptible to damaging UV rays, wind, and rain. These early shade sails required frequent maintenance, repair, and replacement.
Modern shade sails, constructed from flexible outdoor-rated fabric, are conditioned to resist damage from UV rays, high winds, and rain. Newer shade sail fabrics come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors to suit the many different outdoor environments and applications. Shade sails have several reinforced connection points and can be fixed in place or connected to rope/pulley systems to allow fast raising and lowering as needed. Many locations use multiple layers of shade sails to not only protect from wind and weather but also for design and aesthetics. Shade sails can be designed to compliment any area all year round.
Metro Awnings & Iron in Las Vegas, Nevada offers custom shade sails to fit your living space, as well as, your budget. We will design, build, and install a shade sail solution that works best for you and your living area. Our company has years of experience in residential and commercial installations. No shade sail, awning, or canopy project is too big or too small for Metro Awnings & Iron of Las Vegas.