Custom Shade Sails

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Even a landlubber can appreciate a good shade sail’s beauty, simplicity, and utility.

These nautically inspired awnings add contemporary style to an outdoor space while providing much-needed shade for shoppers, diners, and party-goers.

Why settle for a generic, mass-produced shade sail when you can have a custom shade sail (or several) tailored to your needs and brand?

At Aero Shade, we specialize in customization. We’ll craft a one-of-a-kind shade sail (or several) that perfectly complements your home or business.

Brown shade sails and red umbrellas combine for a shady experience.

What Are Shade Sails?

Shade sails, or sail awnings, are outdoor shade structures designed to block harsh UV rays. They’re made from durable fabric stretched tightly between anchor points to create a protective canopy.

Shade sails can be triangular, rectangular, square, or custom-shaped. They come in multiple colors and sizes.

Installation is ultra-simple: we attach the awning’s corners to anchor points on poles, walls, or buildings and pull the fabric tight.

Fun fact: the earliest known use of shade sails was in ancient Egypt, where they provided sun relief for crops and livestock.

A large red shade sail strung over a wooden deck.

Why Choose Aero Shade?

  • We specialize in window treatments and can deliver the best possible results for your home or office.
  • We've been in business since 1947.
  • We're family-owned and 100% committed to customer satisfaction.
  • Our window treatments for luxury homes have been featured in lifestyle and design magazines.
  • We've installed blinds and shades for USC, UCLA, the Long Beach and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, and several Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Our prices are reasonable. All estimates are free.
  • We're an authorized dealer of the high-quality Hunter Douglas and Lutron brands.
  • Our customer relationship continues after the installation. If you ever have a problem with an Aero Shade window treatment, we'll do our best to fix it.

Benefits of Shade Sails

  1. Sun Protection: Shade sails block significant UV radiation for a more comfortable outdoor environment.
  2. Price: Shade sails cost less than standard awnings. There’s no frame. The installation process is simpler (and thus cheaper). They require very little maintenance. And they last for years.
  3. Aesthetic Appeal: Shade sails have a stylish and modern design. They add visual interest to outdoor spaces.
  4. Versatility: Shade sails can be installed in various configurations, making them adaptable to different layouts.
  5. Easy Maintenance: Periodic cleaning and occasional tension adjustments will keep your shade sail in prime condition.
  6. Ventilation: Most shade sails have breathable fabric that allows air circulation. This prevents heat buildup under the awning.
  7. Weather Resistance: High-quality shade sail materials can withstand the elements, including rain, wind, and sun exposure.
  8. Rain Protection: Some shade sails are water-resistant, offering shelter from light rain showers.
  9. Quick Installation: Installing shade sails is faster and less disruptive than building permanent structures. This benefits businesses and homeowners looking for an immediate solution.
  10. Enhanced Outdoor Living: Shade sails create inviting outdoor spaces for relaxation, dining, and socializing. They make the outdoors comfortable even during hot and sunny days.
A wooden deck with a tan sail shade.

Who Uses Shade Sails?

  • Homeowners place shade sails over gardens, patios, decks, and outdoor seating areas to create protected spaces for relaxation and entertaining.
  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars deploy shade sails for alfresco dining.
  • Schools and daycares use shade sails in playgrounds and outdoor learning spaces.
  • Public parks hang shade sails over picnic spots, playgrounds, and sports and fitness areas.
  • Swimming pools create shaded areas where swimmers can relax, parents can supervise, and lifeguards can take breaks.
  • Hotels and resorts install shade sails over pool areas, beachfront properties, and outdoor lounges.
  • Commercial properties position shade sails in outdoor courtyards, walkways, and parking areas.
  • Car dealerships use shade sails to protect vehicles from sun damage and provide shaded areas for customers.
  • Event venues and open-air markets cover seating areas, vendor booths, and stages for a better experience.
  • Campgrounds and RV parks have shade sails to shelter campers, picnic areas, and outdoor recreational facilities.
  • Farming: Shade sails protect crops and livestock from excessive sun exposure, helping regulate temperature and improve yield.
A commercial building with a multiple shade sails.

Installation & Follow-up: What to Expect

  • Our sales staff will make an appointment to install your blinds.
  • Our installers will install your shades to the highest standards and show you how to operate and maintain them.
  • We view our relationship with you as permanent. If ever you experience a problem with your blinds, we’ll do our utmost to repair them.
A man measuring window blinds with a tape measure.