When should shade sails be taken down?
Shade sails form a tensioned structure and they should not flap in the wind. Sails generally are designed to withstand up to 85 mph winds. So, under normal weather conditions, you need not worry about it. However, if there is a hurricane or cyclone or heavy rain, sails should be taken down.
How much wind can a shade sail handle?
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.
Do shade sails reduce heat?
Shade sails are artistic canopies that are designed to both provide shade and add style to an outdoor area. They are made of a breathable fabric called high-density polyethylene, which blocks the harmful rays of the sun without trapping hot air beneath. This can lower temperatures under the sail by over 15 degrees!
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.
Are shade sails easy to take down?
Generally, shade sails are permanent structures, but if you’d like to take it down at any time of the year, using pulleys is the way to go. Untie the pulley ropes, let the tension out, and detach each pulley from the sail and attachment point. It’s as easy as that! Easy up, easy down, no problem.
Are Sun sails easy to put up and 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.