How much does a sun sail cost

Sun sails - rollable or fixed - prices and advice

The awning offers the simplest option next to the parasolTo protect surfaces outdoors from direct sunlight. However, the screen is limited to very small areas, while a sail can take on relatively large dimensions. Sun sails are also waiting with many different shapes on, so can be wonderfully adapted to your own requirements. In terms of price, the textile shadows are also quite affordable.

The variety of sun sails: shapes and possible uses

Sun sails can be used in different ways, but we always stretch them high above our heads to enjoy the cooling shade underneath. We might use one of them on the small city balconyWe hang the other one over the spacious terrace. Another shade sail is used to create a shady seat in the middle of the lawn or to protect the sandpit at the other end of the garden from the summer heat. The different shapes of the sun sails favor their variable use.

The triangular variant: aesthetic dynamics

  • Pros and cons
    Anyone who has ever watched a sailing ship will know that the classic sail shape is triangular. The sun sails are optically based on their maritime models, which is why there are so many models with three corners that have a particularly decorative effect. However, they only offer partial shade and hardly any protection from rain. In return, the users retain a better view, but are also clearly seen from the street or the neighbor's garden. The susceptibility of triangular sails to wind is limited, at least in comparison to their square competitors.
  • Assembly
    The longest side of the awning, if there is one, can be conveniently attached to the house wall at both corners. You only need a single mast to set up your new sun protection, to which you attach the third corner. Perhaps there is also a railing or fence in a suitable place. Anchoring in the lawn is also conceivable, quite simply with a tent peg. You benefit from extensive shading of the house wall including windows and glass doors, the outside seat itself has a mixture of sun and shade.
  • Different areas of application
    If you use your awning on the balcony, you usually only need a small model and no mast to set it up. Two attachment points are on the house wall, one on the balcony railing. Now you can set up a cozy spot in the shade, but you can also move a little to the side in the sun and enjoy the view!
Our tip: Are you planning to expand your terrace later or would you like a particularly flexible sun protection system? Then triangular sails are just the thing, they can be almost seamlessly supplemented with further triangles and, if desired, also offer the full protection of a square sail!

The square awning: extensive heat protection

  • Pros and cons
    The square sail offers better privacy and rain protection, but also blocks a larger part of the view depending on the type of stretching. The wind finds more contact surface than with the triangular sail, but the square sailcloth gives a larger area of ​​shadow. Visually, it may not look quite as dynamic as the triangular competitor, but it looks more like the normally square areas that are to be shaded.
  • Assembly
    For a more dynamic shape and better resistance to wind gusts, mount your square awning preferably hyperbolically. This means that you attach the individual corners offset in height so that a curved roof results. You can attach two corners to the house wall, and two more to two masts. Of course, all four corners can also be mounted on posts, so you get a free-standing square sail.
  • Different areas of application
    A small square sail is sufficient for an average balcony, but bear in mind that due to the inclined installation from the house wall to the railing, a large part of the view is lost. Use your large-format, square sun protection to shade the children's play area in the garden, for the terrace or the relaxation area by the pool.
Our tip: Mount at least two posts with slide rails so that the sun seal can be adjusted according to the position of the sun. So you always get the best possible heat protection!

Multi-sided models: free-standing shade dispensers

Multi-sidedness increases the versatility - at least in the area of ​​the sun sails. Pentagons, hexagons and octagons approximate the round shape, they can be used wonderfully as sun protection for larger open areas. Of course, each corner needs its own fastening point, which is usually located on a post. The polygonal sun sails often have a concave cut, that is, so that their side surfaces are not straight, but are crescent-shaped towards the inside. This has a positive effect on the tension of the canvas, but has the disadvantage that the sun protection can no longer be installed along a straight wall as well.

Our tip: The longer the side edges, the deeper their round indentations should be. With a 10 meter long side edge, the concave can make up 16%, a 5 meter edge can be curved with up to 6%.

The star tent; Related to the pavilion

The S is an interesting special form of the awningtern tent that approximates the pavilion in terms of appearance and function. It has a central rod and, mostly triangular shaped, cloths with a concave curvature at the lower edge. The cloth corners, usually six or eight in number, are anchored in the ground with steel pegs. This sun protection can be set up and taken down very quickly and, depending on the size, offers space for a small party or a trade fair stand.

The soil must of course be suitable for bringing in herrings; paved or tarred areas are out of the question. In addition, the weather should be as calm as possible so that the star tent is not damaged. The big advantage: Drizzle or perhaps a short, somewhat stronger shower cannot do much to an appropriately impregnated pavilion, unless it is driving rain from the side.

UV and rain protection: important decision criteria

Not every sailcloth offers sufficient UV protection, especially the cheap products will usually not work reliably against the damaging rays. So make sure you have a high sun protection factor when buying Your sun protection, for example, woven polyester fabrics often only allow 5% of the UV rays to pass through and at the same time offer quite safe rain protection. Such fabrics do not look like plastic tarpaulin, but like stylish textiles and can even be machine washed.

Water-repellent properties also strongly suggest a high level of UV protection, while breathable canvas due to its open pores allows most rays to pass through. However, open-pored sun sails effectively keep heat and light away, creating a pleasant shadow effect. They consist of permeable PVC fabric or of rigid polyethylene in the form of a net.

Our tip: When buying awnings, it is absolutely worthwhile to pay attention to quality. High-quality cloths have a longer lifespan, often offer protection against UV light, let rainwater roll off and do not fade so quickly. They also prevent heat build-up.

How should I stretch my awning? Orientation and tilt angle

Awnings can be installed like a horizontal roof, but in most cases users choose one certain angle of inclination. After all, the sun rarely comes straight from above, and any rain should drain off as quickly as possible.

The most important stretching rule is very simple: The more sun can be expected on your property side, the lower the sunroof should be stretched. On the south side you need comprehensive sun protection, but on the north side you can hang your sail a good bit higher. Pay close attention to where the sun wanders from and align your sun protection as precisely as possible. If you want to use your outdoor seat at all times of the day, you can opt for a flexible system with slide rails or several sails.

The price for the shade: what does an awning cost?

As always, there is no general answer to this question; the prices are based on various quality criteria. So you can use a 3 x 4 meter cloth for one Price of about 30 Euros, but often such a product hardly lasts a whole summer. In addition, the required mounting accessories can usually be bought separately, so that the costs increase a little. If the stand is actually there, you should take a close look at them and the cloth beforehand to determine whether the quality meets your requirements.

If you want to, you can up to around 1,500 euros spend on an equally large awning. This probably also includes hot-dip galvanized posts with slide rails and tension ropes. The cloth usually offers a high level of UV and rain protection, so there is hope that it will last for a long time.

Between these two extremes, there are many other price groups that simply reflect the diversity of the solar sail world. For about 100 euros and above it, you will most likely get a high quality product that will give you wonderful shade for a long time. Pay attention to possible guarantee and warranty periods in order to have good cards in the event of damage!