Eye-Catching Shade Sails from Roberts Awnings Offer a Great Way to Turn Heads Toward Your Business in the Tri-Cities Area of Virginia

If you’re looking for a surefire way to get passersby to notice your place of business, you’ll want to consider adding one or more shade sails to its façade. At Roberts Awnings, we can custom manufacture shades that deliver instant visual appeal, whether you want the elegant look of ship sails billowing in an ocean breeze or a splash of color that sets your storefront apart from the rest in Petersburg or another community in the Tri-Cities area. In fact, business owners aren’t the only ones to discover the eye-catching characteristics of shade sails. Many homeowners in this part of Virginia are also choosing to lend their homes the distinctive flair of this trendy shade product.

What Sets Shade Sails Apart from Other Canopies?

Unlike awnings, shade sails are crafted using cables to suspend fabric at a certain tension, which creates the effect of a scoop in a sail. This requires specialized software and knowhow, both of which you’ll find evident in the beautiful shade sails that Roberts Awnings has installed at homes and businesses throughout this area.

Commercial-Grade Shade Sails

Shade sails can add a comfortable layer of shade around your commercial property. This allows your customers, employees, and other visitors to avoid UV rays and safely enjoy your outdoor space. Shade sails are also water-resistant, meaning they can provide some protection against light summer showers. Roberts Awnings’ quality commercial-grade shade sails can provide cover over:

  • Car washes & dealerships
  • Condo & apartment complex outdoor areas
  • Outdoor dining & seating areas
  • Parking areas
  • Playgrounds, schools & daycares
  • And much more

Elevate Your Home With Shade Sails

Sunshine is wonderful, but some days the heat can be overbearing. If you’re looking to spend a nice day outside while also avoiding the harsh UV rays, then you’ve come to the right place. Roberts Awnings offers top-quality installations of shade sails for homes. Our residential shade sails can be installed to create a shady cover over your:

  • Backyard or garden
  • Deck or outdoor seating areas
  • Pool
  • Porch or entryway
  • And more

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Common Questions About Shade Sails

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about shade sails. If your question is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

How much protection do shade sails offer from UV rays?

Most shade sails absorb over 90% of UV radiation without trapping heat.

Can shade sales resist wind?

Typically, shade sails are designed to withstand short gusts of wind up to 85mph.

Are shade sails waterproof?

Most shade sails are water-resistant, which allows some cover from light rain showers. However, there are also waterproof shade sails that are guaranteed to protect you from heavier rain.

Why Choose Roberts Awnings?

We’ve been meeting the shading needs of commercial and residential customers in this part of Virginia since 1899, which means we bring an unparalleled level of expertise to every job we undertake. We also do all of our work in house, from the initial consultation, product selection, and design of your desired shade product through installation and any follow-up services that may be necessary. This means you’ll have only one company to deal with from the start of your project to completion.

We also use only the finest and most durable fabrics in our shade sails, including materials from leading manufacturers such as Sunbrella®, Outdura Sattler, and WeatherMAX®. These manufacturers are known for delivering products that provide long-lasting beauty and low maintenance requirements.

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To learn more about the many shade products we can provide for your home or business in the Tri-Cities, VA, area, contact Roberts Awnings today.

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