How much do backyard sails cost?
You can purchase a shade sail from Amazon or Home Depot for as little as $30 and up to $400 or more, depending on size and quality. You’ll also need the mounting hardware, usually sold separately. Expect to pay quite a bit for professional installation from a licensed contractor.
Can Sun sails handle the wind?
High-quality shade sails can withstand high winds and will stay in place if they were installed correctly. They are hard to break and can take a lot of pressure or weight before they will actually break. Some shade sails can even be custom-made to withstand being installed at high wind speed.
How do you know what size shade sail to get?
You will want to order a shade sail that is slightly smaller than the area you want to cover. A smaller size prevents the sail from blowing around in windy weather and causing structural damage to the attachment points. When installing the shade sail, you will pull it taut and stretch it as far as possible.
How tight should my shade sail be?
Caution: Do not over tension, tension only by hand, and only tight enough to remove creases. Over tensioning can cause damage to your Shade Sail. Your sail should be firm and tight to reduce windflap. After 30 days, check the tension and re-tighten if required.
How high should my shade sail be?
Your sail will be under significant tension and as such fixing points need to be strong. It is recommended that the fixing height be at least 2.4m from the ground on 2 of the sides.
How far apart should shade sail posts be?
For example, if one side of the shade sail has a length of 120 inches, allow at least 12 inches of space between the corner of the shade sail and the mounting point.
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Does the color of a shade sail matter?
Darker colored shade sails will be more able to absorb the heat and light from the sun. This means that the area around the shade sail will have more shadow and better protection from UV rays. In addition, dark-colored materials do not easily retain heat and will quickly cool off when the air flows through the mesh.