Many home owners find that they don't use their pool or patio areas nearly as often as they would like due to the sun exposure and extreme heat. Unless the home has been built with adequate shaded areas, the only way to get respite from the sun is to use a patio umbrella which provides a very limited amount of shade and quite often not where it is desired. With Oasis Sails' custom suspension shades, the home owner can choose to shade as small or as large an area as they wish, thus decreasing the ambient temperature by as much as 35°. The addition of suspension shades allows the family to enjoy their patio area more often and much more comfortably, virtually extending the living area of their home. The home owner can also expect an increase in property value from the investment in such an amenity.
For the home owner, a viable and economical alternative to our custom suspension shades is simply non-existent. No fair comparison can be made with a patio table's umbrella that, unless the sun is directly overhead, won't shade more than 2 people sitting at the table. The largest umbrella may afford as much as 50 sq ft of shade whereas our typical single panel suspension shade may provide from 250-900 sq ft. A patio deck with a much larger shaded area will be significantly cooler as radiant, reflective, and ambient heat is reduced and glare virtually eliminated.