Burning sun or brazen rains, fabric shade structures could be the answer to both these problems. Similar in design to glider canopies they can also look like gazebo or frame tents. As the name itself suggests their primary concern is protection against sun and rain and that’s exactly they do – with aplomb.
Durability, weather resistance, translucency and heat absorbing and transmitting properties are few qualities we look for in fabrics meant for construction of fabric shade structures. The rationale behind choice of such specific characteristics stems from their exposure to agents of nature directly. For instance too much of translucency will render it useless during day. Similarly too much of opaqueness can turn it into a dark cave forcing you to search for lights. Similar argument could be made for weather resistance; if it’s not that good it will crumble under the ravages of rain and sun, shortening its long life.