Shade Sails Canada

Custom Sized Shade Sails

At Shade Sails Canada we specialize in the perfect fitting Shade Sail. Our attention to detail is our foundation and is paramount to the longevity of your Sail and its performance in any wind and rain.

Using only premium well tested fabrics, our sail construction methods give you a product that will last you many years, if not a lifetime. We are proud to be the leader in Shade Sail manufacturing, and to bring you the best product on the market.

  • Available in over 50 colours, light or heavy fabric
  • Fade & tear-resistant UV stabilized shade fabric with up to 15 year UV warranty
  • All Tensioning hardware included, anchor point hardware sold separately 
  • Free Standard Shipping on orders over $500
  • Proudly made in Canada

 

Please use our Custom Shade Sail builder below to create and order your sail. If you're experiencing difficulty with your online order please contact us - 1-855-899-8290 or email Info@ShadeSailsCanada.com

* Note - for a quick quote please disregard the diagonal dimensions.

Free Shipping over $500
15 year UV warranty

Custom vs. Standard

A Custom Shade Sail gives you the freedom to create almost any shape you want in a Sail, allowing  you to benefit from maximum Shade and Aesthetic.

In many cases a Custom Sail is also the most economical solution, as we can create your Shade Sail to attach to your existing anchor points (House, Garage, Large Tree, etc) instead of adding multiple new posts. 

You simply provide us with accurate measurements of your space (Anchor point to anchor point) and we make your sail to fit, considering stretch, hardware and all. This is as simple as it sounds.

Learn more about Standard vs Custom.

How to Create a Custom Shade

  • 1 — Rendering

    If you are unsure of exactly where to start, the best option is to contact us. We will work with you to design your Shade Sail and create detailed Renderings and Shade Analysis. This allows you to see how the Sail will look in your space, tweak any design details, ie: Anchor points, heights, size etc before you send us measurements to order.

  • 2 — Measuring

    Please follow this Measuring Guide. You will need a long spooled tape measure to reach between your intended anchor points as indicated in the Guide. Label your corners and orientation on the order form as instructed. Complete your detailed measurements as instructed on the form.

  • 3 — Choose Anchor Hardware

    We offer a broad range of specially selected Marine Grade Stainless Steel Anchor Hardware for you to attach your Shade Sail to a variety of building materials including wood, brick, concrete and roof trusses.

  • 4 — Submit Measurements for Approval

    Use our online ordering process to proceed to check out with your measurements.

    Don’t worry, we cross-check all of your measurements to make sure there are no errors. We aim for your Shade Sail to fit perfectly, and we will be in touch if there are any questions about your measurements.

  • 5 — Manufacturing

    Once your measurements are approved your Shade Sail is on order.

    Your Sail will ship direct from our Sail Loft to your door within 2-3 weeks, you will receive a tracking number once the Sail has shipped.

  • 6 — Send Us a Review!

    Share the photos of your new Shade Sail and give your feedback. We are always aiming to improve and also hear how you are enjoying our products.

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FAQ

Are the sides of a shade sail straight or curved?

The sides of a shade sail are curved to ensure proper tensioning. The amount of the curve (catenary curve) depends on the shape of the shade sail and can be adjusted when ordering a custom shade sail.

A standard catenary curve is 7%; this percentage relates to the distance between attachment points. If—as shown in the diagram below—the distance from A to B is 10 feet, a 7% catenary curve is 8.4 inches (7% of 120 inches). This is the distance—shown in white—from the midpoint between the two attachment points (A & B) to the midpoint in the curve of the shade sail (C).

Curvature is not solely for tensioning purposes, it can be increased (to go around a tree or other obstruction) or decreased in some cases. Our design software automatically optimizes the catenary curve for each design.  Please get in contact with our design team for any unique requirements.

What is the UV rating of our Shade fabric?

UV ratings range from 89.3% to 97.7% depending on your fabric and colour. Your colour choice will not noticeably affect the temperature under the sail.

Note: the surface you are standing on may reflect the sun more than others so the sail rating does not consider UV coming off the ground surface and bouncing up.

Why are flat shade sails inferior?

We always aim at providing Shade Sails that are not only well tensioned, but perform optimally too. A flat Shade Sail - meaning all the anchor points are at the same height, or the Shade Sail lies on a perfect slope with both high points at the same height and both low points at the same height - will always catch the winds. This is why we prefer to alternate and vary anchor heights in order to get more shape out of the Shade Sail and give the system better aerodynamics. Designed by Shade Sails Canada and installed following our instructional videos, your Shade Sail should be extremely rigid and you should experience very little to no movement at all in your Shade Sails especially in periods of higher winds.

Are posts included?

It depends! In a commercial setting, we provide full turnkey solutions whereby we oversee not only the fabrication and finishing of steel posts but the installation of them as well. In a residential setting, we provide you with all the specifications pertaining to your posts, whether they be steel or pressure treated wooden posts.

Plan with a pro

Shade Analysis & Design Services

Our Shade Analysis & Design is the best way for you to not only visualize your next project but it’s also the best way for you to analyze just how much shade will be created at different times of day or year.

Customer Reviews

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Al Lodovici
Pacific NW Shade sail

After viewing a number of off the counter sails we decided to go with Shade Sails Canada's custom sails. I say sails ,because after installing our 25 ft square sail we are in the process of working on second sail .Shade Sails Canada makes the process of measuring, ordering and installation easy.The first sail included 3 roof truss brackets and tree sling. Even with all of that it was a smooth process .Superior quality hardware and materials. Accurate measurement's made the installation process go just they said would.

Hi Al,
Thank you for your positive review! We are happy to hear that your experience with Shade Sails Canada was smooth and easy, and that you are satisfied with the quality of our product. We strive to provide accurate measurements and superior hardware to make installation a breeze. We look forward to working with you on your second sail!

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Steve Lornie
Garnet Valley Ranch Winery, Summerland

Four big beautiful shade sails over a 2500 SF patio: They look fabulous. We installed them ourselves (note: follow the directions carefully!) with no issues. Now getting rave reviews on them. Five stars for sure!

Thank you for your glowing review of our Custom Sized Shade Sails! We are thrilled to hear that they look fabulous over your patio at Garnet Valley Ranch Winery. We take pride in providing easy-to-install products and are happy to hear that you had no issues during the process. Your rave reviews are greatly appreciated and we are honored to have earned a five-star rating from you. Thank you for choosing our shade sails and we hope they continue to provide you with shade and beauty for many summers to come.

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G.R.
Great Customer Service and Product

We live in Phoenix Arizona where air temperatures regularly reach 115 degrees F, and even light colored travertine pool decks become far too hot to walk on in the summer sun. Although we used umbrellas at the pool, the walk from the house was dangerous for our three rescue puppies, and so we would lay down rows of towels to form a path to the pool. And even modest gusts of wind could snap or topple the umbrellas.

This year we started researching shade sails as a cost effective option to provide a large swath of shade. After reviewing quite a few vendors, we decided on Shade Sails Canada as the best overall do-it-yourself option, based on their great instructional videos and attention to quality in sail manufacturing. With the reinforced stitching, stainless steel perimeter cabling, and marine grade hardware, we were confident that the sail would be providing much needed shade for many years to come.

We’ve now completed installation of a six point custom shade sail that’s about 46’ x 14’ in size, and I’m happy to report that Shade Sails Canada did not disappoint, providing quick turnaround, competitive pricing and a great product. We worked with Jake throughout the design process, and also purchased the Design package that allowed us to visualize different sail configurations and how the sun would hit the sail throughout the day. Jake answered our many questions about posts, post holes and sail options, helping us to navigate to a very successful result. Jake truly prioritized customer satisfaction and made me feel valued every step of the way.

The shade sail itself exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and durability. The materials used are top-notch, and the design is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. It has transformed our outdoor space, providing much-needed shade and enhancing the overall ambiance.

I highly recommend Shade Sails Canada for their outstanding products and exceptional service. They have certainly earned my trust and loyalty for any future shade sail needs!

Hi George,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and positive review! We are so happy to hear that you are satisfied with your custom shade sail from us!

We understand how important it is to have a reliable source of shade in the hot Arizona sun, and we are glad to have been able to provide that for you and your rescue puppies. We take great pride in our high-quality materials and attention to detail, and it's wonderful to hear that it has exceeded your expectations.

We truly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to working with you again in the future for any additional shade needs.

Wishing you many comfortable and enjoyable summers by the pool!

Best,
The Shade Sails Canada Team

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Luke Burritt
Trying to survive the SW summers

Love the costumer service, turn around time and product!!! Has already survived several wind storms and STILL looks great! Much unlike some of my neighboring properties…

Hey Luke! Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that our shade sails have been able to withstand the harsh SW summers and wind storms. It's our top priority to provide excellent customer service and durable products. We appreciate your support and are happy to know that you are satisfied with your purchase. Have a great day!

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M.K.
Top-Quaity Materials, Design and Customer Service

When landscaping our backyard, we wanted a shade solution that could cover a large area without being architecturally heavy. We worked with SSC to explore a variety of configurations using software models. Once we found a solution, we installed our posts, took final measurements, and our sails were manufactured to exactly the size we needed. Jake and his team were extraordinarily helpful in troubleshooting our unique design and installation issues from start to finish.

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We are thrilled to hear that you are happy with the quality of materials, design, and customer service for your custom sized shade sails. Our team at SSC takes pride in providing top-quality products and excellent customer support. We are glad that we were able to assist you in finding the perfect shade solution for your backyard. Thank you for choosing us!