Installing a simple shade sail can make your deck or backyard sun smart. A DIY approach can save a lot of money by avoiding specialist installation costs. Our shade sails can be installed with a few screws in place which allows them to be taken down and re-installed easily as necessary.
Many shade sails are made from permeable material that allows airflow. Using different shapes and angles, an experienced designer can design a sail structure that gives you maximum protection from the sun while allowing cool breezes to flow through your home. This means that your home and entertaining area will stay cool even in the midst of summer.
Our shade sail fabrics can offer as much as 98% block out of harmful UV rays. This means that you and your children are safe to play in the pool, sandpit or playground even on the hottest of days. Our shade sails can also be made from non-permeable fabrics meaning that they are ‘water resistant’. They will diffuse rain however will not keep the environment completely dry.
A shade sail can both enhance the appearance of your home as well as giving many practical benefits such as adding extra room. Our shade sails come in many different colours and sizes so you can be sure to choose one which will complement a property’s architecture.
Compared to other shade solutions, our shade sails are very cost effective. A well designed sail structure can give you many benefits for a relatively small investment.
DISADVANTAGES CAN BE:
A poorly designed sail constructed of poor quality material is likely to get a hole. Not only is cheap material less resistant to the elements, it tends to stretch. This causes the sail to sag resulting in a catchment for water and debris. This causes the sail to rot and form a hole. Holes can be repaired. But if you choose one of our expertly designed sails constructed of quality materials your sail should be repair-free for many years.
There is no preventing it – anything in the outdoors gets dirty. Dust and dirt from the atmosphere, pollution from cars and planes, leaves and bark from nearby trees can all cause your shade sail to get dirty. Light coloured sails are particularly susceptible to dirt while darker colours can appear to look clean for years. Our shade sails can be cleaned with gentle soap and water so if you prefer a lighter colour, with a little work you can still keep it looking good.
Our expertly designed and well maintained shade sails are very strong and are likely to withstand harsh conditions for years. But they are not designed to withstand severe wind storms and cyclones and cannot be guaranteed against such violent conditions. However, because they are not permanent structures they can be removed in the event of extreme weather and easily reinstalled afterwards.
Shade sails carry a great deal of tension and need to be supported by solid fixing points. It is important that your posts are of adequate strength and that they are embedded firmly into the ground. Insecure posts may not only cause damage to your sail but they can pose great danger. We recommend spending extra time to ensure your posts remain solid for years or you can contact one of our professional instillation experts to ensure peace of mind.