How to set up sun shade sail. Size of the shade sails. Theyre easy to install and well show you how. Cut heavy duty fabric like canvas or shade fabric about 6 inches shorter on each side than the size of the area to be covered by the shade. Scott cam showed how easy it is to install a shade sail in the garden.
Use a wrench to tighten the hex nut on the eyebolt on each post. Advice on location mounting points fittings and assembly of your new sail shade. In determining the location for your shade sail it is important to keep in mind the movement of the sun across the sky throughout the day. Keep in mind that very large sail sun shades will need a support in the middle.
Most shade sails are designed to suit a specific area so they will vary in size shape and number. The shade shadow of the sail will of course move as the sun moves. Research online suggested a distance for the fixtures to be 10 larger than the sun shade sail itself. Tighten the wing nuts on the clamps to secure the rod.
Shade sail installation guide step by step guide to installing your new shade sail. Strength of existing structures intended to be anchor points. Use anchor shackles to attach the outer edge of the shade sail to the steel posts. The mounting fixtures for the shade sail needed to be larger than the 165 square to allow the fabric to be tensioned properly.
Raise the shade sail up to the fascia and slip its head rod into the clamps. As a result you will only have shade directly under the shade sail at midday during mid summer. Once youve tensioned the shade sail and pulled out all the wrinkles tighten the second hex nut up against the first nut to lock it in place. You can have your sails custom made or buy them ready made.
Even when your shade sail has been set up with a sufficient slope for rain to run off it is still essential that the shade sail is sufficiently taut so that wind will pass over it and rain run off it.