Best purchase for my deck
I was contemplating purchasing a motorized awning to give me some shade over my deck until I saw what they cost. I then saw may friends using shade sails with good results. After much researching, I found the Sunny Guard Sun Shade Sail to have all the parameters I was looking for. Once I knew where it would hang, I installed 3/8" dia. eye screws into the headers under my siding and also set posts 42" in the ground for the other 2 eye screws. The hanging took about 5 minutes max. Now I get out of the sun and enjoy sitting outside. I can take the sail down in 2 minutes if a major storm is approaching. The fabric is very strong and all seams are sewn tight. In heavy rain, the water flows thru or rolls off. Minor sagging when wet, but dries quickly in the sun.
Perfect solution for a hot deck with no shade.
The sizing seems accurate. I had meant to space my posts 14’ apart for this 12’ canopy but accidentally spaced them exactly 12’ so it’s droopy on two sides- that’s my own fault. After adjusting the tension on each of the four corners it was much less droopy (I included a picture of before and after adjusting the corners so the canopy is centered between all posts). I also included a picture of the shadow cast by this canopy vs the shadow cast by a chair. It really cools down the deck and makes it comfortable.
We needed a wind break for our back deck for the winter. Ordered 2 of these and installed in about 30 mins (while being seriously distracted by our cat) so they are really easy to install. Have had a couple of days already with 20-30 mph winds and they are working perfectly. Just the right amount of sheerness too for privacy. Bought them for function but they look really nice too. Would definitely order again.
I have given this five stars because it’s well made, it’s really pretty, it’s comfortable, and it supports two people well. It’s well made. What I mean by this is that it’s sturdy, but also what I mean is that it goes together nicely. The curved bars are each in two pieces that click together in the middle when you set it up, and unclick when you need to take it down, roll it up, and store it. It’s really pretty. This one is self-explanatory. See my picture? It’s serene. I have a no shoes rule for this hammock because I just love the white (even though, let’s be honest, white isn’t practical).