Shade sails are designed to provide outdoor protection from the sun and use a flexible membrane, tensioned between three or more anchor points, similar in form to a ships sail, hence the name. Sun canopies and sun awnings are designed to provide the same protection but are just slightly different in concept. This article discusses all three.
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This link is of creative shade ideas for your yard. The photo is one of my favorites. I heard from a neighbor that you do not need permits to build create this sunshade, because the canvas can be removed from the anchors. It looks so creative and pretty!
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