Residential shade sails have become a fast growing solution for backyard shade. By adding a shade sail, you can easily cover large areas that traditional options like retractable awnings are not able to cover. Unlike retractable awnings or umbrellas, shade sails can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes to cover any area, they are also designed to stay up all summer long. You can easily add lighting options, misters, and even add outdoor speakers to the support poles.