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Tenshon, Inc.

August 21, 2009 20:07 ET

A Modern Twist on an Old Art Form With This New Outdoor Shade Product From Tenshon, Inc.

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - August 21, 2009) - Tenshon, Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer and retailer of shade sails and shade canopies. Manufacturing entirely in the United States, Tenshon incorporates old world craftsmanship with modern day ingenuity. Our design-build mentality allows us to be flexible with design, to ensure that your shade sail is manufactured and functions exactly as you envisioned.

History of Shade Sails

The ancient Romans, and Greeks have both recorded using large fabric canopies for the same purpose. Roman sailors, for example, created an ingenious system to shade the Roman Coliseum using their knowledge of sail making for boats. The rudimentary methods they used resulted in large retractable canvas sails being pulled tight, high in the air, which provided effective shading for roughly 50,000 Coliseum occupants. On a smaller scale the Greeks used surplus boat sails to temporarily rig shading on the battlefields during the 12th century crusades.

Shade Sails Today

Shade sails and shade canopies have come a long way since the middle ages. In recent years technological advances in plastic textiles have produced materials engineered to last in extreme weather conditions. Today shade sails are primarily manufactured with a high-density polyethylene mesh that achieves longer spans, more functional shade, and artistic and dynamic forms while maintaining UV colorfast properties and flame resistance.

Adding a shade sail over a swimming pool, eating area, or playground area is a rewarding investment. The mesh fabric allows the shaded area to breathe and keeps what it is covering cool. It can also greatly protect you from the skin cancer causing effects of the sun.

To discuss adding shade sails to your residential or commercial project, you can call Tenshon, Inc. at (480) 663-3166 for a free design consultation. You can also visit them at

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    (480) 663-3166


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