The Shaderunner Retractable Shade Sail offers shade for days


Superior shading is a sure thing with the cantilevered Shaderunner Retractable Shade Sail

Creating a functional and usable outdoor space is high on the list of improvements for many homeowners, where our love of the outdoors and spending time with friends can be brought together. The owners of this lovely home in the Adelaide suburb of Malvern have created a wonderful outdoor seating area near their pool, perfect for relaxing after a swim or spending time with loved ones. To maximise use of this seating area, the homeowners opted to install this stunning Shaderunner® Retractable Shade Sail system supported by a custom-designed cantilevered frame. The framework supports the Shaderunner with running wires beneath two of the rafters, and the system extends out over the seating area as required.

The owners elected to have the manually operated Shaderunner, which features an easy-to-use endless looped cord system with tie-off horn cleat. Increasing in popularity is the option to motorise the Shaderunner with an RTS remote-controlled Somfy motor housed in a powder-coated slimline headbox.

The Shaderunner Retractable Shade Sail provides the ultimate convenience for enjoying outdoor spaces in the Australian climate. Controllable shade enables the user to manipulate the amount of shading required. During summer, the Shaderunner can be fully extended to provide maximum shade, UV protection and thermal comfort on demand. In the cooler months the system can be retracted back, enabling winter sun to be maximised, making the most of the available light and solar gains.

When designing outdoor areas and entertaining spaces, practical shading should be at the forefront of the design process. A well-designed space should consider shading, and in particular retractable shading. The combined effect of reducing the impact of the sun during the summer and making the most of available light and warmth in the winter enables greater use of outdoor areas.

The Shaderunner Retractable Shade Sail System is ideally suited to a range of applications around the home, from outdoor entertaining spaces and patios to swimming pools and courtyards. With a wide range of fabrics and colour options available, the Shaderunner complements all architectural styles, from contemporary suburban homes to traditional country residences. The cantilevered frame used in this application shows the wide range of support options available for the Shaderunner, which can also be installed between walls, to an existing or purpose-built pergola, house fascias or support posts.

The Shaderunner is manufactured from a range of rigorously tested fabrics, from 95 per cent polyester mesh to waterproof PVC. Each fabric is mould resistant and offers protection from glare and the sun’s harmful rays, with a wide range of colours available. Constructed using only the most durable marine-grade yacht fittings and Ronstan ball bearing pulleys, the Shaderunner Retractable Shade Sail provides years of trouble-free shading with minimal maintenance. The unique qualities of the Shaderunner enable it to be utilised for a multitude of applications, from the smallest domestic setting up to large-span commercial projects such as aquatic parks and hotels.

With distributors available in each state, the Shaderunner is available throughout Australia.

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