Canopies vs Shade Sails: Better Outdoor Event Shelters

Events held outside bring more fun! True planning can be a little trickier when you consider the ever-changing weather. Canopies and shade sails at outdoor events or locations can provide shade cover, cover from drizzles, aesthetic appeal, or festival look to your events. Here we share some tips for shading your area or event with canopies or shade sails.

Let’s start first with cover for your outdoor areas. Whether you are looking for protection from scorching sun or to be able to enjoy your patio even in the rain there is a solution with various canopies. If you are looking for a permanent shade source you could choose a garden canopy or a sun sail shade. Quictent canopies and shade sails will provide protection from up to 95% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. While there are a lot of similarities there are also a few differences that should be considered before you choose which is best for you.

If you are looking for a more permanent source of shade we recommend the shade sail. Shade sails are the most versatile because you can get different shapes and sizes to create a unique shade source specifically for your area. They are also easy to take up and down without having to deal with the canopies frame. Shade sails also are anchored better and can be left up in windy conditions where canopies tend to become kites and blow away. Shade sails will not be waterproof but they are able to be left up in rain without having to worry about the canopy top being damaged by water pooling on the cover. Quictent shade sail with countless breathing holes provide better experience. The innovative mesh material of shade sails allows the water to weep through rather than pool and weigh it down.

If you are looking for shade that will be temporary or portable the increasingly popular pop up canopy tent is recommended. They can be put up at events and be anchored without permanent anchoring systems. Shade sails can be portable shade sources as well but they will not be as convenient because they will need 3-4 anchoring points because they do not have their own frames.

After a quick comparison between canopy and shade sail, we believe you must make it clear which one is better to meet your requirements for outdoor events. Brilliant choice gets better experience.