We all love the outdoors. So much so that we like to bring the outdoors home! That explains our fascination with patios, gardens, sun-decks etc. But love as we do the outdoors we do need protection from the elements, especially the cruel rays of the sun. This is where shades come to the rescue.
Not only do shades protect us they also lend grace and beauty to buildings. Shades come in many colors and can be made to complement a building’s façade. There is an exciting and large range of shades available for different applications. For instance, for patios one could choose among canopies, sail shades, umbrellas and awnings. Traditionally canvas was the preferred choice for shades, but this has been replaced by modern polymeric fabric, which is not only far more efficient in blocking the sun, but does not eventually decay like the former.
Fortunately there is a large number of firms who manufacture and sell top of the line and extremely versatile products that cater to a very diverse set of requirements. A few of these are listed below:
- 1.BSK Membrane Pte Ltd is a Chinese firm that has earned its spurs making tensile membrane structures or shades for outdoors. Among the buildings done by them include the Starwood Hotel in the Maldives, the private residence of the Sultan of Brunei, and the Jakarta American Club in Indonesia.
- 2. Absolutely Covered is an Australian firm that has earned its reputation catering to the outdoor shade requirements of Sydney. They have a wide range of answers to your shade problems for business or home requirements. These comprise of outdoor blinds, shade sails, umbrellas and awnings (with folding arm).
- 3. Backyard Blinds is a Columbus, OH based firm that specializes in quality deck and outdoor blinds. It also provides a one to ten year warranty on different parts against manufacturing defects.
- 4. North Solar Screen LLC specialize in transparent window coverings, which are not only very efficient in locking out the sun, but also very long lasting.
- 5. Sun porch are an American firm that have dedicated themselves to providing the best quality and affordable sunrooms and sun screens available, and they have been doing so for the last 35 years.
- 6. ABC Blinds is an Australian is a 30 year old Australian company and will supply you aluminum shutters, café blinds, umbrellas, Italian shades and awnings.
- 7. Aliqantum Pty Ltd is a Perth based company that specializes in supplying quality privacy screens, balustrades and awning systems. They also make high fashion awnings ideally suited to residences and store front.
- 8. Backyard City is a premium North American lifestyle store which caters to the outdoor shade requirements of aficionados of outdoor living space, be it deck. porch or patio.
- 9. Patio and Play is located in South Carolina and they specialize in taking extremely good care of your backyard requirements including quality shades. They offer free shipping on all items.