7 Benefits Of Adding Shade Sails To Your Property

7 Benefits Of Adding Shade Sails To Your Property

Anyone whose property receives a lot of sunshine during the day and who wishes to find a solution that will create shaded areas around that property should seriously consider shade sails or even pergolas. Of all the possible solutions you could use, they are one of the simplest and most cost-effective, plus they can add some colour and style to the exterior of your home.

Shade sails have several benefits for those who add them to their property, and if you read on, we will outline in some detail no fewer than seven of those benefits.

Benefit #1 – Protection From The Elements

The elements we are referring to are sun, wind, rain, and even snow if you happen to live in an area that has snowfall. The sun’s rays are not only harmful to your family if they receive too much, but the sun also causes damage to the exterior of your property such as fading the paintwork. Shade sails are the ideal way to create shade and protection against the sun, wind, and rain.

Benefit #2 – Increased Levels Of Privacy

No matter how well you get on with your neighbours we are sure you still would like a reasonable level of privacy when in your garden, for example. Having shade sails installed can provide you with that privacy as it creates a vertical or horizontal screen behind which you and your family can relax without having the eyes of neighbours or passers-by staring at you from over a fence or a hedge.

Benefit #3 – They Add Aesthetic Value To Your Home’s Exterior

One of the downsides of fences, walls and even tall bushes is that there is a limit to how decorative and colourful they can be. That is certainly not the case with shade sails. Shade sails can come in a variety of sizes and different shapes. They also have a kaleidoscope of colour choices. Further, shade sails can also be made to custom specifications, so you have even more options to make their appearance complement your home’s exterior perfectly.

Benefit #4 – They Can Help Reduce Your Energy Costs

Such is the versatility of shade sails, that they can do this both in the summer and in the winter. In the summer, the shade they provide means that your home is cooler and thus the need to run the air conditioning for long periods can be reduced. As for winter, when temperatures drop and the winds multiple that, shade sails can act as a windbreak, so your heating costs are less.

Benefit #5 – They Can Be Customised

We have already mentioned that you can have your shade sails customised but let us look at this benefit further. By being able to have customised shade sails, not only can their appearance be unique, but they can be made to fit almost any sized area, designed so that they meet council approval if applicable, and their fixings and fixing points made suitable for the building or buildings they are going to be secured to.

Benefit #6 – Strong And Durable

You do have options other than shade sails, but many of them do not offer the strength and durability of shade sails. Lightweight windbreaks, gazebos, and sun umbrellas might make for short-term low-cost solutions, but when it comes to value for money, strength, and durability, shade sails are in a league of their own.

Benefit #7 – Increases The Value Of Your Home

It is usually the case that when you add something useful and valuable to your home, it increases your home’s value, and that is true of shade sails. They might not bring the same return as kitchen renovations or landscaped gardens, but shade sails will be seen by anyone thinking of purchasing your home as an asset when determining their offer.