Make your shade sail lasts longer

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A shade sail is the best cover for your patio or backyard, it gives protection from the heat of the sun or harsh climate while giving aesthetic look on your patio or backyard, it is usually expensive but with proper care your shade sail lasts longer usually up to 50 years.

Here are a few things you need to do to make shade sail lasts longer these includes the following:

Visible wear and tear

in humid and damp conditions shade sails attracts mildew a fungus that is white in color and grow in colonies but don’t worry, mildew can be easily remove with chlorine bleach and water in a spray bottle, spray it all over the fabric and let is sit for about 15 minutes then rinse it off with water.

Road debris is another reason for your shade fabric to wear and tear, although your shade fabric don’t touch the driving area they are exposed to road grime from other vehicles on everyday basis. the small substances floats into the air and stick to your shade cloth which causes tarnishing resulting in a boring look.

Dust is always available during summer and abundant everywhere, cleaning your shade fabric on a regular basis is the best thing you can do to avoid untidy and old look.

Soggy fabric installation

A soggy shade sail makes a fabric more prone to wear and tear because of the wind

Proper measurement and finding anchor points is very important when it comes to installing a shade sail, a rule of thumb is giving 2 inch leeway between the corner and the anchor for example if your fabric has a measure of 8 meters make sure you allow 2 inch stress allowance to give enough tension to the fabric.

Posts should be one of your concern when installing shade sail it is advisable to dig 1200 deep for a larger shade cloth 5 meters or more. you may also utilize your existing fixing points such as roof but you need to check if it can bear the load.


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6 thoughts on “Make your shade sail lasts longer”

  1. Hey Ferry, Thanks for sharing here the tips for DIY maintenance and how to make your shade sail last longer. Really informative and on point. Thanks for sharing. Really appreciate it.

  2. Use a rachet strap is generally recommended to give majority of its initial tension. Use of one or more turnbuckles, depending the sail shape, to add/adjust tension to minimize wrinkles. Stop tensioning when the shade sail shows no sag in the middle and has few or no wrinkles/creases.

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