You have taken the first step and decided to install a shade sail on your property now you want as much knowledge as possible so you can save time – and money! Whether you are looking for a residential shade sail or a commercial shade sail, planning is key and will help your shade sail installation run a lot smoother.
Keeping in mind the following will help you get the best possible results and maximise the effectiveness of your shade sail.
Where should I put my shade sail?
Figuring out the placement of your sail will be an important decision and the first thing you need to know before your shade sail installation. Even if you are not 100% sure, our team here at Stuart Bell Sails will be able to advise you on the perfect placement.
Shade sails can be used for a multitude of functions, such as, covering a pool area, providing shade to a patio, creating a cool spot in your garden, or even used as a covering over your driveway to keep cars cool and protected from falling debris.
What size should my shade sail be?
Shade sails are available in a variety of sizes, Stuart Bell Sails also makes custom shade sails to ensure you have the perfect one for your space.
The size of your shade sail will be determined by its placement. Many popular places for sails, both residential and commercial are:
- Over your swimming pool
- A shade sail over a patio
- Creating an entertaining area in your backyard
- Car port covering
- Shop front shading
Knowing the exact size of the space you wish to cover will save a huge amount of time for both you and your shade sail installation team. Giving them as much information as possible will allow a more accurate quote.
What fabric should I use for my shade sail?
Shade sails can be made in a variety of fabrics. Here at Stuart Bell Sails we make our quality shade sails with commercial grade cloth that comes in a wide variety of colours.
The great thing about shade sails, as well as keeping you protected from the sun, is that they can provide protection from more than that. Waterproof shade sails can open your outdoor areas, even in the winter when it rains.
Whatever fabric you are considering you need to ensure it is going to last you a long time. Our shade cloth manufacturer stands by their product with a 10 year warranty on permeable cloth.
How do I stay safe with my shade sail?
When you are planning your shade sail installation there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering safety.
- Keep your shade sail away from any potential open flames and high heat sources like your grill or barbecue
- Whether structures that you may use to anchor your shade sail are strong and stable enough
- The direction of the sun and its tracking path during the day
- Average wind speeds in your area
Our expert team at Stuart Bell Sails are here to give you all the advice you could possibly need. Ensuring your shade sail installation goes off without a hitch.
We install shade sails across Perth. See some of our recent Shade Sail Installations below:
Shade Sails Willetton – Pool Shade Solution
Shade Sail Melville – Outdoor Shade Solution
Shade Sail South Perth – Commercial Shade Sail Replacement
Contact us here or call us on 0409 197 553 to find out how we can help you