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Garden Issues Very Much In The Shade

Nov 28, 2007
In todays world with climate issues very much at the forefront of international debate it is hard for us not to take notice. Skin Cancer has risen in the UK and for most it is caused from UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun. The UK alone have 75,000 diagnosed new cases and 2,300 die each year, not an uplifting statistic but very real, which is why we must include shading in our gardens when planning outdoor entertainment and rest areas, recreational activities and play areas for our children.

At the moment there are plenty of inexpensive shading products on the market but there are not many that can shade recreational areas like swimming pools, hot tubs and tennis courts or childrens play areas as well as providing shade for patios.The only product I have seen that can shade various areas is the very versatile sail shade, which has been widely used by the Australians for many years.

These shades, when erected, look stylish and contemporary but more importantly are extremely effective at blocking out 98% of harmful rays. Also because the material used is porous, heat does not build up underneath, so you, your friends and family can enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch out on the terrace without feeling uncomfortable in the midday heat, children can play happily in a sandpit, paddling pool or swimming pool without worrying about the sun.

The DIY shades come in two different shapes Triangle and Square, 5 different sizes and a selection of contemporary colours. These shades can also be custom made for just about any purpose, so can shade larger areas like car ports, communal gardens, playgrounds etc. making it a very useful shade in todays ever changing climate.

The DIY shades can be installed by anyone and on existing external wall(s), wooden or metal pole(s) with good quality stainless steel fixings. The DIY shades on the market at the moment are competitively priced. If, however, you are looking for something a little more individual you can opt for a more individual bespoke shade.

The only downside to these shades it that they are not classed as waterproof. They are designed to breath during extremely warm sunny days, which is why the material needs to be porous.

With contemporary styling becoming more appealing and outdoor living a must, it is good to see products that can fit within these styles without paying designer prices. I believe sail shades will be appearing in more and more households as an alternative to the more commonly used parasol and gazebo.
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Shaun Parker is an expert on the Garden shade. To find out more visit http://www.shadednation.com
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