How long do sun sails last?

Are sun sails worth it?

Obviously, the reason for installing a shade sail in the first place is to provide protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun, which can lead to skin diseases and skin cancer. In addition, shade sails can also offer protection from slight rain and drizzle. A good quality shade sail should neither sag nor droop.

Are shade sails permanent?

Patios, Pergolas and Shade Sails

Both these types of structures are permanent shade structures, which require a building permit and a special development approval to be constructed.

Do shade sails fade?

Color Fading

The biggest giveaway for you is the shade sails’ color. These shades are installed to protect people and furniture from the UV rays. While doing so, the shade’s fabric remains exposed to the sun’s rays for a prolonged period. These rays cause the fabric’s color to fade quickly.

Can shade sails stay up in winter?

Some shade sails can handle snow loads, but the snow might make the fabric stretch and deteriorate over time. In snowy climates, most manufacturers recommend taking your shade sail down for the winter months. Shade sails cannot be installed over an outdoor cooking area.

How durable are shade sails?

Generally, we see 5-10 years of useful life from a shade sail. They average about 5-8 years depending on the size of the sail and the conditions they are exposed to. Many of our competitors have 10 year warranty in large print but when you read the warranty it is just for UV degradation of the fabric.

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Do Sun sails work?

Despite being permeable, shade sails do provide some protection from rain. For example, they would provide protection from a light summer shower. In heavier rain the water will run across the surface of the sail but will also drip from the underside.

Are Sun sails safe?

High-quality shade sails can withstand high winds and will stay in place if they were installed correctly. They are hard to break and can take a lot of pressure or weight before they will actually break. Some shade sails can even be custom made to withstand being installed in high wind speed.

Is a shade sail a structure?

Sail shades are polyurethane fabric structures that are functional, practical and aesthetically attractive for commercial buildings.

Does the color of a shade sail matter?

Darker colored shade sails will be more able to absorb the heat and light from the sun. This means that the area around the shade sail will have more shadow and better protection from UV rays. In addition, dark-colored materials do not easily retain heat and will quickly cool off when the air flows through the mesh.

Do shade sails protect from sun?

High quality shade sails which are made out of high quality fabrics can block out up to 99% of harmful UV rays from the sun. By having a high quality shade sail installed in your home, you can rest assured that you and your family are well protected from UV radiation, while still enjoying the outdoor environment.