Answering a Few Simple Questions About Shade Sails

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Answering a Few Simple Questions About Shade Sails

9 April 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Shade sails are a great choice for any residential or commercial property if you need some protection from sun and even a light wind and an awning won't reach the area to be covered. Shade sails are also a good way to add some colour to an outdoor space, so you can offset a dark home exterior with a bright sail or even use the colours of a company's logo for shade sails over an employee break area! If you're thinking of getting shade sails for your home or business, note a few simple questions you might have about these pieces to help you to determine the right size and type for your needs in particular.

Do shade sails flap in the wind? 

If your home or business is in a very windy area, you shouldn't need to worry about those sails flapping or otherwise moving around, even during strong storms. However, the sails needs to be installed properly and with proper tension for them to stay secure on windy days. If you do buy a shade sail for your home or business and notice that it seems to flap or move around with the wind, this might signal that you had a poor-quality installation job. Call a contractor to reset the sails, adding proper tension, so that these pieces are strong and secure no matter the outside weather.

Do shade sails pull on a home or building's exterior?

Very often, one point of a shade sail is mounted to a building's exterior so that it can be stretched across an outdoor patio area. It might seem as if the sail would then pull on the aluminium siding or brick of a structure, but shade sails should stay firmly in place if they're installed properly. If you are still concerned about potential damage to a structure, have an additional pole installed next to the home or building so that the shade sail can sit snugly next to the structure's exterior without being attached to it.

What maintenance is needed?

Most shade sails will need hosing down on occasion to remove any debris and sediment clinging to their surface. The poles might need occasional checking for rust, although they should last for many years before this becomes a risk. The sails might also need checking for proper tension and perhaps small rips and tears; however, shade sails are typically very durable and should last for many years before they ever need any type of major repairs.