Patio shade sails not only protect you from the heat, but they add a stunning design element to your outdoor space. When choosing a shade sail, you need to take into consideration your budget, the size of your space to be shaded and the weather conditions in your area.

Shade sails can be customised to fit any sized area and to suit style likes and needs. There are multiple types of shade sail on the market to suit different applications. Let’s take a look at five of the best shade sails for patios.


Z16 – Best for UV-R Protection

This shade cloth is one of the most popular in Australia and for good reason. It offers an impressive UV-R protection of up to 99% and is extremely durable and lightweight. The Z16 is a great option for patio shade sails, dramatically reducing heat, glare and UV radiation, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors and stay comfortable.

Extreme 32 – Best for Large Structure Installations

The Extreme 32 is the ideal shade cloth for large scale applications that need high strength and stability. Made with a monofilament and tape construction, it’s extremely durable and has a high tear resistance. Choose the Extreme 32 shade cloth in a range of colours and shade your patio, garden, car park or any other outdoor space in style.

DriZ – Best for All Weather Protection

Do you live in an area that gets battered with rain one day and extreme heat the next? Then the DriZ shade cloth is the one for you. It’s suitable for residential and light commercial shade sails and provides protection from the sun, wind and rain. The advanced waterproof coating is designed to stop water seeping through, but still allow a natural light transmission.

Serge Ferrari Membranes – Best for a Variety of Applications

The Serge Ferrari range is made from a high quality, waterproof architectural PVC fabric. It’s suitable for a wide range of applications such as small shade structures, shade umbrellas, patio awnings, car parks, sports hall covers, stadium roofs, frame tents and more. The Serge Ferrari is recyclable, helping to reduce its environmental impact.

Soltis Mesh – Best for Indoor and Outdoor Screening

The Soltis Mesh is lightweight and durable and comes in a variety of options to suit various needs. Soltis Mesh fabrics can be used for indoor and outdoor applications such as indoor blinds, exterior zip screens, tensile shades and more. The Soltis Mesh is a great option for patio shade, because its fully customisable to any unique requirements.