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Shade Sails – Turn Your Backyard Into A Summer Resort
Shade Sails are made with durable, UV protected mesh fabrics and are designed to provide outdoor shade for any environment. In addition to the protective benefits, shade sails add beauty and elegance to outdoor gardens, patios, pools and backyards.
Selecting The Position Of Your Shade Sail:
Prior to purchasing a shade sail it is important to select and measure the installation areas. Consider what design element you are trying to achieve and pick the most suitable location. Some of the key factors you want to consider before purchasing a shade sail include
·The desired size of the sunshade sail.
·The desired shape of the shade sail.
·The strength of existing structures that may be used as anchors.
·The direction of the sun at sunrise and sunset.
Once you have decided on the location for your shade sail it is important to consider and determine the fixing points. The fixing points where the shade sail will be attached can be and existing structure such as an attached patio, overhead deck or even the eaves on your house. If there is no existing structures for installation then consider using galvanized steel poles or wooden posts as anchor points. Post and pole lengths should be calculated with the consideration of both the desired height of the shade sail plus the depth of your footings. Properly designed footings should be a minimum of 32” deep and 16” square. Each footing should be filled using a concrete mixture.
Installing Your Shade Sail:
Once you have purchased your shade sail and it has arrived to your location, installation can begin. The shade sail can either be purchased with the fixing accessories included or they can be purchased separately. However, in order to properly secure any shade sail it is recommended that the manufacturers hardware be used to prevent any unforeseeable problems. The shade sail will be connected to the mounting points using the fixing accessories. It is important to ensure that all connections are secure and face towards the center point of the shade sail before attaching them to the anchor points. The shade sails use a ratchet tensioning system that can be adjusted until the desired look is achieved.
Installing a sunshade sail is the perfect do it yourself project for summer. Aside from the added benefits of shade and protection, the shade sail will instantly transform your backyard from ordinary to extraordinary. The elegant and modern looks of the shade sail will not only make everyday outdoor activities such as swimming and barbecuing more relaxing but will turn your home environment into a beachside resort like atmosphere.
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