Merits And Demerits Of Using Shade Sails In Schools

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Shade sails are a relatively common feature in most modern schools. Overtime, the use of shade sails in learning institutions has gained immense popularity thanks to the numerous advantages associated with their use. In order to enjoy these advantages, learning institutions have to ensure that they invest in the best shade sails available. This article explores the merits and demerits of using shade sails in learning institutions.  

Merits Of Using Shade Sails

Among the many advantages of using shade sails in learning institutions is the fact that it is an environmentally friendly practice. For one, a large number of shade sails are made from recycled and recyclable materials. As such, there is less ongoing demand for new raw materials. More importantly, shade sails help to reduce electricity consumption in learning institutions, hence conserving energy. This is because shade sails help to create cool outdoor learning areas that don't rely on electrical cooling appliances such as fans.

Shade sails in learning institutions are also advantageous in the sense that they protect children from harmful ultra-violet rays from the sun as they go about outdoor school activities. Shade sails come In a variety of bright colors and color combinations, which allow them to reflect away as much sunlight as possible.

In the same breath, these sails also provide protection for playground equipment that would suffer damage due to direct exposure to the sun. Similarly, shade sails are mostly made of a semi-permeable fabric that allows for free flow of air within the shaded area, providing a much-needed source of ventilation. Ventilation helps to lower temperatures in the area covered by the shade. Consequently, school children have a place to cool off and catch their breath before heading inside to warm classes. 

Demerits Of Using Shade Sails

Shade sails are not without their disadvantages. One of the major disadvantages is that shades often droop and sag. This often happens when there is accumulation of dirt, water, and other debris at the center of the sail, thereby exerting their weight on the fabric. This can be avoided by sweeping off such debris on a regular basis. Secondly, shade sails are disadvantageous in learning institutions because they're a potential fire hazard. Because shade sail fabric is often very light, the sail can catch fire quite easily in the event that there's a break-out. The good news is that this is quite rare.

From the above discussion, it is clear that the merits of shade sails in learning institutions outweigh the demerits. As such, shade sails are a great investment for any learning institution.


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Creating An Organised And Functional Kitchen

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