Should a shade sail be tight or loose?
Tensioning your Shade Sail
Caution: Do not over tension, tension only by hand, and only tight enough to remove creases. Over tensioning can cause damage to your Shade Sail. Your sail should be firm and tight to reduce windflap. After 30 days, check the tension and re-tighten if required.
Do shade sails need to be taut?
As you can probably guess, tension is key to the functionality of tensile fabric shade canopies. Without it, shade sails sag or droop, especially in the centers, affecting the aesthetics and longevity of the sail.
How much tension is on a shade sail?
Tension the Sail Fabric
A properly mounted and tensioned shade sail will have approximately 150 pounds of tension on it and will have few to no wrinkles. Most installations have the 1st corner is directly connected to the anchor point. Continue to connect the other points by stretching the corners tightly and attach.
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.