In the previous articles, we covered the top three maintenance tips for preserving the beauty and function of your Gold Coast shade sails, especially for those living on the Gold Coast. Here are some more shade sails maintenance tips to keep in mind:
From time to time, it is a good practice to check the fabric for weak patches and spots that come from usual wear and tear over time, which can develop into holes. This will not only mar the beauty of your shade sail, it can render it useless. When you start seeing weak patches, contact your Gold Coast shade sails supplier. They can help remedy the problem or perhaps provide replacement, if needed.
Aside from checking for weak spots, you should also regularly check the edges of your shade sails. Look for signs of loosening or fraying among the threads, which can be possible wear from the stretching of the fabric. Inform your supplier of this so they can recommend a solution. You should not attempt to fix or sew it as it can lead to more damage to your shade sail.
It is also good practice to test the sturdiness of the posts where your shade sails are attached. Check for any signs of wobbling and be sure to make necessary measures to fix or reinforce the posts. If left unchecked, it can potentially impair the shade sail or worse, pose harm on people and destroy nearby structures.
If you are using posts made of iron for your shade sails, you also need to check for rusting, including the nuts and bolts as well as other metal connectors. If you notice early signs of rusting, clean the affected area to remove the rust and spray it with anti-rust solution. However, if the post is already badly affected by rust, replace the entire post right away.
If you’re from the Gold Coast or Brisbane area and need assistance with your shade sail, feel free to contact Coastwide Shade Sails, we’ll be more than happy to help!