How large can a sail shade be?
Ideally, any one side of a shade sail should not be longer than 30–35 feet. Larger sails up to 70 feet are possible, but can be difficult to build and install as they require very large posts and footings.
Why are shade sails triangular?
A triangle shaped sail will offer less shade than a square, but it’s more spatially flexible and can fit into smaller areas better. Plus, it has one less fixing point, so you can be a little more imaginative with it.
How much wind can a shade sail take?
85 mph winds
How much wind can a shade sail withstand? A properly installed, good quality shade sail should be able to withstand normal wind flow. Shade sails form a tensioned structure and they should not flap in the wind. Sails generally are designed to withstand up to 85 mph winds.
What was a benefit of a triangular shaped sail?
Position – They are incredibly functional because their anchor points can be adjusted. Not only does this create a dramatic visual effect but it can also allow you to position the shade so that it blocks the sun at the angle you want.
How do you stop shade sails from sagging?
If your shade sail starts to sag, you can re-tighten it and bring it taught. One way to do this is by using a wire rope that runs through a pocket sewn in the perimeter of your sail. Simply pull the wire rope on each corner until the shade sail retightens and all sagging is removed.
How do I know what size shade sail to buy?
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.
Are shade sails a good idea?
If you want to make the best use of your outside areas, installing a shade sail or waterproof canopy is a fantastic idea. Shade sails offer a great source of sun shade and UV protection, plus water protection, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors and relax outside in comfort.