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Adah Mahon

My shade sails have been in place for about five years. They do get loaded with rain water, but who wants to go out in that kind of weather, anyway? If need be, I stand out there with a broom stick while Hubby pulls the car out. We live in Houston, so we have far more summer days than winter days. Scorching heat, city pollution, etc. They’re made of plastic so they’re never going away.

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thatgirl65

I live in Nebraska and I use Sunbrella fabric on the pergola attached to my house. My idea was to use it in the summer when the western sun bakes my back door and take it down in the fall, but I ended up getting sick for several years. The material stayed up year round and held up the entire time. Because it is porous, heavy rains didn't collect, snows melted off (dripped right on the stairs, which I didn't like but the material didn't get weighed down) and winds didn't make it flap. When we finally took it down last fall, the top was discolored (it was beige and the top had turned grayish in areas from debris). However, the fabric cost about $40.00, which averaged out to $8,00 a year for shade over my back door. I'm a fan and put it up freshly scrubbed when we finally had spring arrive this year.

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lbleiser

Thanks thatgirl65, will consider that.

   

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