Finding shelter in this crazy heat is all about making your own. In the backyard, you can DIY your own sun shade or you can pick up a durable one that you won’t be afraid to keep up through the occasional summer thunderstorm. These are the canopies that not only provide shade but can help block UV rays, even on the brightest of days. Most can be tied down easily with a set of poles and hooks (in case you can’t attach to your house), so there’s really no rigamarole to go through getting it set up. Keep yourself and your friends from overheating in the backyard.
Artpuch 10' x 13' Shade Sail
Made from UV-protected, high-density polyethylene, this sturdy sun sail will keep you cool all summer. It’s breathable and comes in four different colors to match your backyard’s aesthetic.
Garden EXPERT 16'x20' Sun Shade Sail
This sun sail is large and in charge. It comes in five colors and includes easy-to-install D-rings on each corner. It’s breathable and blocks up to 95% of the sun’s UV rays.
SUNNY GUARD Rectangle Sun Shade Sail
This option comes with its own kit, including D rings and a hardware kit to securely tie it down. It has up to 90% UV protection but still allows air to go through. And, because it’s not waterproof, water will pass through easily meaning it won’t get moldy or gross when left outside.
Love Story Triangle Terra UV Block Sun Shade Sail
Add a pop of color with this triangle sun sail. It comes in six different options, from bright blue to terracotta. It’s got up to 95% UV protection and has curved sides to help prevent any dropping when it’s set up.
Shade & Beyond Sun Shade Sail
This large shade has a five-year warranty and is incredibly easy to maintain. It’s breathable and is made from UV- high-density polyethylene that’s incredibly durable but still easy to clean.
Gale Pacific Coolaroo Shade Fabric
If you need a little more customization, pick up this roll of shade fabric with 90% UV protection that you can cut to whatever size you need. It’s up to 90% UV-protected and stain-resistant.
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