Shade Sails

Today’s Modern and colorful tension fabrics enhance outdoor living by protecting us from the suns harmful rays with an artistic flair.
Awnings NH in Meredith NH is the has become the industry leader creating exquisite shade structures using the finest materials.
Durability and style, we are here for you from design to installation.

Swimming under the protection of dual UV blocking Shade Sails

Loving the comfort under UV blocking Shade Sails

Simple elegance, a statement of comfort

Enjoy the cool shade under a 60 X 45 foot Shade Sail just out side the healthy fullservice cafeteria at the Brickstone business complex

Enjoy the comfort under today’s newest tension fabric shade designs.

Red white and Green, the new look of shade sails.

Enjoy the comfort under today’s newest shade designs.

 

The popularity of Shade Sails is growing exponentially as the most stylish looking shade structure around. Both functional and artistic, they provide complete shade and UV protection with a unique and modernistic look. Sometimes described  as “tension fabric covers”. These products have become one of our most popular lines.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT  SHADE SAILS

I HAVEN’T HEARD OF SHADE SAILS, HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN AROUND?

Modern shade sails had  their origins in Australia and South Africa in the 1990’s, where their popularity  first skyrocketed. When they were introduced in the United States, the warm climate states were the first to embrace them, and they are now  popular everywhere because people love their curved edges and architectural flair. Advances in materials and hardware have resulted in a beautiful and durable product.  Awnings NH is currently establishing itself as the premier dealer of shade sails in New England

WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?

Shade sails are made from a breathable, tightly knit fabric which has double reinforced corners and extra stitching at stress points. This material is both strong and long lasting.

DO THEY PROVIDE ADEQUATE UV PROTECTION FROM THE SUN?

Absolutely, but The darker colors do provide slightly more UVA and UVB protection from the sun. To give you a comparison, White shade cloth will filter 93% of the UVA

Lovely afternoon under tension fabric shade sail

Enjoying a sunny BBQ under a Tension Fabric Shade

& UVB, and black cloth filters 95.8%. All other colors will be within that range.

DO THEY PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM THE RAIN?

Because of the breathable fabric, shade sails are designed to let some water pass through, so they are not meant to be rain shelters. While a light rain might roll off to some degree, they won’t protect you in a heavy rain

WHERE ARE THEY MANUFACTURED?

The shade sails that Awnings NH provides  are proudly made right here in the U.S, (California) Shazeebo Shade Sails are the highest quality products on the market. There is a 10 year warranty on the fabric, and a lifetime warranty on the workmanship.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY NEW SAIL SHADE?

Once the dimensions and details are determined, and the order is placed, you can anticipate about 10 – 14 days until the shade sail arrives at your home.

DO THESE SHADE SAILS COME IN STANDARD SIZES, OR ARE THEY CUSTOM MADE?

We offer 4 different “standard” sizes (with sides from 12′ to 25′) which are versatile enough to integrate with  houses of all dimensions, but in the event the standard sizes won’t fit the bill, they can be custom designed at the factory to fit your particular needs.

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Check out this custom design in progress over a pool in Meredith NH

built to last

Designed to last this Shade Sail stands proud

Custom shape And color choice

Custom Shape and color

Shazebo Shade

Chill out under the protection of the Shazebo

Super tall and effective shade sail

Plenty of head room and abundant shade

Meredith NH Sail Shades installed by Awnings New Hampshire

Keep those leaves outta my poo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT SHAPES AND COLORS ARE AVAILABLE IN YOUR SHADE SAILS?

The most common fabric shapes are triangular, square, and rectangular. They can be hung as is, or we can utilize installation techniques setting the high and low points diagonally opposite one another (called a “hypar” design). This creates a twist in the sail  and a a very impressive modern look.  New colors are always being added, but at this time about 16 different colors are available (watch the above video for great examples)

huge shade sails over a water park

CAN THEY BE TAKEN DOWN?

Yes.  They can, and should be taken down if very high winds are anticipated. Of course here in New England, they would be taken down before the winter begins.  They are not designed  to support snow loads.

CAN THEY BE CLEANED?

Of course. Sail awnings can be hosed in place, but many people opt to just take them down and clean them with some gentle scrubbing

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Top view of tension fabric Andover, Massachusetts

WOULD SHADE SAIL INSTALLATION BE CONSIDERED A DIY PROJECT FOR HOMEOWNERS?

While technically shade sails can be installed by the homeowner, it is at the very least, a 2 man job.  Depending upon on the complexity of the project, it could involve

things like digging holes and pouring concrete for the pole foundations (poles need to anchored below the frost line-at least 4′ down). Working with tools and hardware such as eye bolts, brackets, chains, cables, lag bolts, turnbuckles, etc., and there is inevitably lots of ladder climbing. It is also critical that these products are hung with the correct tension. If shade sails are improperly installed, you’re looking at future problems. There are, in truth, important engineering decisions to be made, so it is best to let experienced professionals do the installation.  The team at Awnings NH have the expertise to do the job right the first time, and they always guarantee their work. This gives you peace of mind in knowing you can enjoy these beautiful shades problem-free for years to come.

DO YOU PROVIDE A SKETCH FOR THE HOMEOWNER OF WHAT THE SHADE SAIL AWNING WILL LOOK LIKE?

Of course. If the homeowner would like to see everything in more visual detail with exact dimensions relating to their own house, for a fee we will create a custom CAD (computer aided design) video of the project, as we did in the following clip:

ARE THEY EXPENSIVE?

Your final cost will be determined by several factors. The size of the area you need covered, the engineering considerations for that area, the number of support poles you’ll need, etc. This is not the same as buying a cheap shade sail at a big box store and stringing it up between trees. Our sail awning installations are permanent structures, and we use the highest quality fabric materials available, so you can count on enjoying your shades for a long, long time, and not have to worry about the shade getting detached or falling apart. There is a deceptive amount of engineering and work involved in custom sail shade manufacture and installation. The more poles you need, obviously, the more expensive your final cost will be. A rough ball park, for a full treatment project requiring multiple poles, averages out to about $18.00 per square foot installed (i.e. 15′ x 20′ would come in around $5,400) Smaller and less involved projects will, of course, have a lower final cost

WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?

We will install sail awnings anywhere in New Hampshire, as well as most parts of Massachusetts and Maine. We are expanding to other areas as demand warrants. In truth, we are striving to be the #1 installation company for this line of one-of-a-kind shade structures in all of New England

DO YOU DO COMMERCIAL AS WELL AS RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION ON THESE PRODUCTS?

Absolutely! Commercial facilities that install shade sails always receive compliments from their patrons about their striking and unique decor.  All in all, for both homeowners and business owners, shade sails are a great investment.

sail shade senior home

A recently completed project for Havenwood Heritage Heights, a retirement community in Concord

Elegance in design, purposeful in function. We take pride in creating visual statements to enhance outdoor enjoyment.

Hypar shade sail sun protection

Relax under modern shade sail design.

Modern sail shade design are beautiful and functional

Hypar sailshade design is more than protection from sun and rain, done correctly its an artistic statement.

If you’d like more information on these wonderful products, please read all about  them in Wikipedia

Call us today at (603) 455 6094 with any questions you might have. We will gladly come out to show you our full catalog.

Enjoy the video review bellow of our shade sail producer, San Diego CA.

 

Shade is not only for people.

effective shade sails over dog kennels

Effective Shade and ventilation

 

We love to create shade for pets too!
 

Doggie daycare shaded by tention fabric

The Team here at Awnings NH are ready to help you design you own back yard paradise.
We love outside living

Colorful Sail shades in Natick MAprotect this great outdoor living space

Colorful sun protection

Shade sail design give perfect sun/shade mix

Shade where you want it.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For those customers who are interested in screening off a patio, porch, or other outdoor living area, we carry two different lines of high quality retractable screens

Areas we Serve

All of NH, including Laconia, Keene, Londonderry, Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Rochester, Dover, Portsmouth, Merrimack, Lebanon, Hanover, Goffstown, Hooksett, Milford, Sunapee, Weare, Hampton Beach, N. Hampton, Stratham, Gilford, Wolfeboro, Epping, Loudon, Tilton, Sandown, New Ipswitch, Jaffrey, Tuftonboro, Ossipee, Moultonboro, Candia, Henniker, Barnstead, Bow, Hampton Falls, Plaistow, Bedford, Alton, Ashland, Sandwich, Conway and N. Conway

Other products and Services

Retractable Window Screens
Retractable Door Screens
Custom Patio Umbrellas
Solar Shades
Solar Screens
Retractable Shelters

Get in Touch

Phone: (603) 455-6094
E-mail: rod(at)awningsnh(dot)com

Our Business Office:

Awnings New Hampshire
2 Hillrise Lane
Meredith, NH
03253