Frequently asked questions about shade sails

Have some questions regarding shade sails? Here are the answers!

How long can a shade sail last for?

All shade sail fabrics have a minimum working lifespan of 10 – 15 years.

How will it impact the aesthetics of the house?

Shade sails offer a more modern design than pergolas, without locking in the summer heat. Their open design allows breeze to flow though the area, providing cooler outdoor entertaining. Because sails are structurally lighter than a pergola, they also give your home a more open style living plan.

How much tension is necessary in securing shade sails?

A shade sail should be installed having a high degree of tension. Under tension the shade sail will adopt a solid form and not move about or flap because of the wind. All of our shade sails are professionally installed to ensure the poles and house points are strong enough to allow for the sail to be tensioned correctly during installation.

Are they waterproof?

Generally, no. While there are some shade sails available that are waterproof, the idea of a shade sail is to provide shade, not rain protection. Shade sails provide a little protection from rain, but water will seep through during a heavy downpour.

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2 Comments. Leave new

  • Karen Sherar
    June 15, 2020 7:51 pm

    Looking for a quote to install a square shade sail including posts 5m x 5m from my house. Also interested in obtaining a standard quote and a waterproof quote. Located at Beachmere

  • Robert Mendez
    July 16, 2020 6:12 am

    By chance could I get one of the shade sails delivered to the U.S. . I live in Odessa Texas and have been looking into installing one of these to protect my vehicles from the sun out here. If possible I would need to get a 20 by 20.


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