Shade Sail Considerations
Before purchasing your shade sail, there are some important things you should consider to make sure you make the best decision for you, including location, fixing points, building permit and budget.
First of all, consider where it is going to be installed. The size of the area should be assessed to determine whether it is large enough to accommodate the size of shade sail you are looking at. The ideal area should have appropriately placed trees or posts to anchor the shade sail.
You will need at least three or four strong, stable fixing points such as trees, fences, metal posts, and fascias. If you do not have these and cannot install them, you may need something smaller like an umbrella.
Your budget will obviously be another consideration. If your budget is limited a DIY sail is probably your best bet, as you don't need to hire a professional to install it.
You should also check to see if there are any building regulations and to make sure you meet these requirements before you make your purchase.
In addition, you should consider the size and shape of your shade sail so that it can accommodate the space you want to cover. Check if the material is made from a fabric treated with UV-ray protection (the best models can provide up to 98% protection). In general, look for a shade sail made from high-quality, heavy-duty fabric that can withstand wear and tear cause by heat, rain and wind.