Are shade sails hard to install?
Shade Sail Installation. Installing the shade sails is as easy as making sure you have strong supports, such as the side of a building, or a post. Keep in mind, these patio shade sails require a lot of tension to get them to stretch tight enough so that they look right, and don’t flap around in the wind.
Are shade sails easy to put up and down?
Set Up & Take Down
Once you get your sun shade sail installed, it’s very easy to set up. It takes 5 minutes to put up or take down – it’s super quick. For us, we put it up during the spring when the sun starts to get hot, and we take it down in the fall. If there’s a heavy storm coming, we’ll take it down for that.
Do shade sail posts need to be angled?
Posts can be timber or metal, but they must be installed firmly into the ground. … Ideally, they should be installed at an angle of 10 degrees for steel and 20 degrees for timber posts. The angle should be away from the shade sail, so account for the angle and the length of the turnbuckles when you dig your post holes.
How much wind can a shade sail withstand?
When it comes to wind, most shade sails are fabricated to withstand a minimum of 85 mph, three-second gusts. USA SHADE, for one, engineers its structures up to 150 mph, dependent upon the location of the structure.
How do you keep 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 deep should a shade sail post be?
Post Supports for Mounting Sails:
Footing depth should be a minimum of 36 inches deep and 30inches square. For example, if your post height is higher than 8 feet, we recommend a hole depth 40% of the height above ground.
Are shade sails waterproof?
Most shade sails are not waterproof unless you are using a waterproof fabric, however, one of the reasons we suggest varying the heights of your posts/attachment points is to encourage water run-off.