Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 55
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WoeSme What the pictures don't show
What the online picture, and the picture on the box, doesn't show is the 1" wide seam that runs the entire length of the shade 2 ft. out from the edge. So it doesn't have a clean one-piece look. That's deceptive presentation.
Some of the hardware is cheap pot-metal but that can be replaced.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LittleBulldog Just What We Needed
This product has worked out perfectly for our new patio. It provides excellent shade, allows air flow, and looks great. It appears to be very sturdy and well-made, although we substituted steel cables for the ropes included. It has survived two "monsoon" storms without any difficulties. (Our original free-standing canopy wound up in the neighbor's yard after a storm, despite being tied down to cinder blocks.) We are using the sun shade until we can build an arbor, but once that happens, we will likely move the sun shade to another location in our yard. It's very nice and we can use all the shade we can get here in Mesa, Arizona.
July 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJB Awsome Money Saving Shade Purchase
I have a typical small backyard that we landscaped with stamped concrete and a perimeter of plants, large potted plants and a 12' by 12' covered patio that cost about $12,000. I still had a large area that needed shade, but was not able to build another covered patio due to cost and city restrictions. I decided to install three 6" steel posts 12' in length, three feet depth as a way to attach the home depot 16' by 16' heavy duty shade cloth. The extra strong eyelets at each corner of the shade cloth made it easy to use short rubber bungee cords that keep the tension of the shade cloth and absorb the stress of high wind bursts. I can easily detach the cloth in winter with carabineer style attachments. This proved to be a very affordable and attractive alternative to a fixed structure,
September 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biocheeta Sun Shade Sail Modification
I have an oversize Pergola that's great to look at but not very functional without a cover to block the sun. The Sand Square Sun Shade Square was the perfect solution albeit the available size was two feet short of what I needed for full coverage. Solution: The price was very reasonable so I purchased two Sand Square Sun Shade kits. Modification of the second kit was easy using a razor knife for a perfect fit. I now have full shade coverage of my Pergola. I was able to modify the second Sand Square Sun Shade Square for complete sun blockage. I'm enjoying every minute spent sitting beneath my now fully functional Pergola..
July 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by USAbison Material seems good, execution poor.
It's like they had random pieces of material they seamed together. It was that way on both the 16' square and 16' triangle sails. Also, one turnbuckle broke in half with the first breeze.
On the plus side, the turnbuckle broke; the sail did not rip. Good D-rings and they do provide good shade.Time will tell about durability.
June 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrazosRat Good buy!
The shade sail looks good and seems to be well made. Will see over time about durability Reinforced seems are well done and the D rings are fairly heavy and well secured. Just installed today so will see about stretch and sag with time and weather exposure.
THROW THE HARDWARE AWAY. Cheap turnbuckles and anchors. Wouldn't even consider using the nylon ropes. Buy some decent turnbuckles, wire rope and anchors.
I also recommend anchoring with a pivot and mounting the turnbuckle low so that you can access it conveniently and quickly from the ground. That will make it easy to disconnect in an emergency such as excessively high wind or thunderstorm. (See pic)
July 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Sail provides very good shading and cooling effect.
The quality is good overall. The only drawback is the cheap quality of the turnbuckles. The screws are too loose in the buckles. If they are not half way into the buckles, they slip off easily. They are supposed to hold the tension in order to stretch the sail. I had to buy better turnbuckles to replace them. It was frustrating when I thought the work was done, then suddenly the lines slackened because the screws slipped off. I hope the manufacturer would improve on this, instead of saving a few pennies.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lebe1 Best product purchased
Husband and I built a pergola and this was perfect
July 17, 2014