Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Shade Sail

There are some important things everyone should consider when buying Shade Sails. Whether it's relevant to design or performance, these few things will ensure that you're provided with comfort and not at risk from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

The Design Of Your Sail

This is important as it will dictate how much shade you receive and how much of the sun/weather is blocked out, if you choose a triangular shape this will give much less coverage than a rectangular/square shaped sail.
The amount of fixings and posts will also dictate the coverage and general curvature of the sail, this is very important.
It is necessary that you figure out all the logistics for your sail before you try and install it yourself.

Will It Last A Long Time?

It's important to not sacrifice durability for cost, it is possible to buy a cheap shade cloth that will be damaged in the next storm or not sufficiently block out the sun, but it's also just possible to get a commercial grade shade cloth that is reasonably priced and also comes with a 10 year warranty .
The Rainbow Z16 is what we use here at Just Rite and it never fails to keep our customers satisfied. There's also a large variety of colors which will ensure that your sail will not only be cost efficient, but it will also be stylish.

Can I Install It Myself?

If you've got accurate measurements that logistically work then it is possible to DIY. You just need to make sure that your fittings and posts are spread apart so that you can get an adequate amount of curvature in the sail (Hypar).
You can achieve this by tensioning the corners, without this design the water will not be able to roll off the sail during wet weather and you will also not get maximum coverage from the harmful sun.
I would recommend talking to someone at Just Rite before attempting to install a shade sail yourself to ensure that logically everything works out.

Conclusion -

There's lots of things to consider before purchasing a shade sail and it's not an easy task to do on your own, I've written several blogs about shade sail's on this website and it's important you read these before embarking on getting your own shade sail,
it's also important that you get a shade cloth that can survive the test of time, often convenience shouldn't be sacrificed for quality.
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