Outdoor Patio Covers


Shade Cloth for Custom Patio Covers

Posted in Patio Shades by admin on the March 29th, 2011

Coolaroo is the name for shade cloth! Create custom shaded areas for as little as $35 by using heavy duty knitted monofilament fabric that provides UV protection without fraying or tearing. Coolaroo shade cloth is the number one high tech material used for shading (instead of expensive roofing solutions) to customize pergolas, lattice patio roofs or open areas that will be exposed to sun.

With flexible (pre-shrunk) shade cloth fabric that breathes, your deck or patio will be naturally cooler because the material has been designed so that air passes through the cloth, allowing hot air to escape while coolness remains.

Customize any area with a unique shade canopy that’s affordable and versatile from the collection of Coolaroo fabrics, such as the Extra Heavy Shadecloth in natural wheat color, available in a kit to cover 6 x 15 feet for about $35.

Cover larger areas and create complete shade canopy designs that are customized to your outdoor patio structure shape and size by choosing rolls of Coolaroo shade cloth fabric in 12 feet widths and up to 50 foot lengths. Choose deep heritage green or wheat color for under $230. By using a series of butterfly clips and sun screen snap grommets, the area you need to protect can be set in place easily and with little expense.

Imagine a shaded deck, porch, patio or garden area – up to 50 feet long and 12 feet wide – 32% cooler than it is now and with 90% UV protection. The Coolaroo shade canopy fabric is uniquely designed to be weather resistant and will remain unharmed by moisture or extreme temperatures, including winter cold or seething summer heat (even in Arizona).

Prefab Sunshades

Sunshades that are pre-fabricated using the heavy duty coolaroo fabric are also available. The sunshade that’s over 11 feet and includes all the hardware needed to install is called the Coolaroo Square Shade Sail and Hardware Kit, and comes in a natural desert sand color. Everything you need costs about $125. Add a triangular sunshade, or several of them, for between $85 and just over $100.

The Coolaroo sunshade kits come with stainless steel hardware such as snaps, hooks and turnbuckles. The best part of all is that the fabric comes with a 10 year warranty that it won’t be damaged by UV rays, mildew or mold. All the sunshades offer 90% UV protection and are of the same high quality knitted fabric that breathes and provides a unique cooling effect. They’re easy to put up and take down during winter, and you can choose your anchor points including trees, posts, walls or roof rafters.

Order your shade cloth rolls of fabric and create your own custom shade canopy over a garage or garden, or buy a prefabricated sunshade kit from the masters in cool UV protection – Coolaroo!

Interior / Exterior Sunshade

Sunshade and shade canopy designs can also be added to interior or exterior windows using the same Coolaroo technology. For example you can order the Coolaroo Select Series Top Roll up Sun Shade canopies in a variety of sizes that start at about 6 feet by 6 feet and come in a rich mocha color.

Choose larger sunshades that are 10 feet and cost about $180. There are also Coolaroo roman shades in light colors to match classic decors, and are ideal on balconies and open patio decks. For ideas on where to install these unique sunshades, check out Coolaroo that has offices from Australia to South America and points between and provide unusual shade cloth, canopies and sunshade solutions, including cloth by the roll, complete sail kits, gazebos, garden umbrellas and even funky cool shaded roofs for pets.

If you wish to order rolls of cloth, prefab shades, kits or hardware, click on an image and start shopping for the top sunshades on the market.

For information on other shade sail designs and suggestions on how to create unique shade structures, consult related posts.

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