The advantages of shade sails in the Australian summertime

One of the great joys of living in Australia is the amount of sunshine that the country gets during the summer months. This means that long days spent out in the garden, playing with the kids, sipping on fruity drinks and maybe having a dip in the pool are a regular staple of Australian summer weekends. Although all that time spent in the sunshine can be a lot of fun, there is no denying that spending too much time in the sun can be very harmful, increasing the risk of things like exhaustion, sunburn and even skin cancer.

This means that anybody living in Australia with an outdoor space would be wise to invest in some kind of shade producing apparatus so that it's possible to seek out shade when it's needed. One of the best options is a shade sail, temporary canopies that are typically sold in square and triangle shapes. Here are a few reasons why shade sails could be the perfect shading accessory for your garden.

A temporary option. A real advantage of shade sails is that they are a temporary option that you can erect at any time, and it's easy to do so without any kind of professional assistance. If it seems like it's going to be a scorcher of a day you can erect the shade sail, or if it's a little more overcast and cooler, you can decide to leave it in the garage for the day. And this means that you won't have a huge unnecessary patio cover during the winter months.

UV protection. Sometimes the sun's harmful UV rays can get to you even through the shade. Fortunately, there are some brands of shade sails that actually have UV protection included. When it's a hot day, the last thing you want to do is make your children cover up from head to toe when they are playing outside, so the additional UV protection will ensure that their skin is kept safe whenever they are playing.

A bespoke option. While it's true that you can purchase shade sails in the standard square and triangle shapes, they can also be made bespoke if you need to cover more of an obscure shaped garden. You might even try out a daring shape so that the shade sail becomes an additional feature of your outdoor area.

Now that you know the advantages, will you purchase a shade sail for your garden?