Summer in Australia is long and extremely hot.
The temperature could hit over 40°C and sometimes even 49.99°C, as was the case last December 2019. Businesses with outdoor spaces like cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and even daycare centres benefit from commercial shade sails that protect their customers from UV rays and reduce operational costs.
If you own a store, this article is for you.
Shade sails protect your customers and staff from the harmful UV radiation. Many commercial shade sails are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that offers 98% protection from the sun.
Exposure to UV rays may result in premature aging, skin diseases, and eye problems like inflammation of the cornea. Install quality commercial shade sails in your store to safeguard the interest of your stakeholders, especially the vulnerable children and elderly.
Many people think that UV rays affect only humans. In truth, it affects all living things, ecosystems, and even non-living things like your property. Open parking lots caused car paints to chip off easily. Carpets directly exposed to the sun everyday fade easily, and its fibres lose strength quite fast.
Studies showed that UV degradation also affects other materials like plastics, polyester, and glass, changing not only their physical but also their mechanical and chemical properties. Avoid having to replace furniture and fixtures constantly by installing commercial shade sails in your store or office.
Reduced Power Consumption
Power consumption during hot summer days can be quite high, as you need to turn on the AC to its maximum capacity, lest you drive your staff and customers to heatstroke. Shade sails effectively cool any covered area, leaving you with less power consumption. In effect, you save on operational costs.
On average, the lifespan of shade sails is between five to ten years. It largely depends on the weather conditions on your place and the quality of the installation.
Sagging sails tend to wear out more quickly. But with high-quality installation, you can go over ten years. Thus, finding the right company to install your commercial shade sails is paramount.
Have you ever tried working under a heavy-duty canopy that, although it blocks sunlight, the covered area is dry and humid? Factors to poor ventilation or airiness in outdoor spaces include the material and design of the cover.
Fortunately, shade sails have knitted fabric consisting of tiny holes that help in improving the airflow. Commercial shade sails also vary in design (e.g., triangle sails, four-corned sails, etc.).
Consult with an expert company to decide which design fits your location and building requirements to optimise airflow.
Stylish and Multi-functional Spaces
You have multiple options to style your store with shade sails. You can use them for elegant awnings, parking lot covers, or even for expansions. Several cafes and restaurants are using stylish shade umbrellas, which are a convenient option to cater to more customers without having to alter the main building.
Movable shade umbrellas and tents are multi-functional, too. You can carry them to the beach for the year-end staff party. Your installed commercial shade sails in the garden can serve a multi-purpose area – meeting place, party venue, barbecue area, playground, yoga place, etc.
Do not limit your ideas on what you can do with shade sails. Install them in decks, patios, pools, gardens, and so on. If you are running out on designs and ideas, you can always consult a trusted commercial shade sail company for suggestions.
Alison Lurie is a copywriter and content strategist. She helps businesses stop playing around with content marketing and start seeing the tangible ROI. She loves writing as much as she loves the cake.