Shade sails are among the most highly recommended shade types, especially in Australia. As of writing, many Australia has already enjoyed a shade sail’s benefits.
However, to ensure that your shade sail will last longer and avoid constant replacement, here are some tips you can follow to ensure that your shade sails will last longer.
A shade sail that has been placed correctly will stay longer than one that has been improperly built. Because shade sails come in various shapes and sizes, there is no one-size-fits-all installation method.
The integrity of your outdoor shade constructions will be compromised if the shade sails are fitted too tight or too loose. If you want your shade sails to last for years, you should employ a shade sail installation expert.
Keeping your shade sail clean all the time is vital in ensuring that it will stay beautiful and last longer. However, it would be best to keep in mind to avoid using harsh cleaning agents like strong detergents to maintain your shade sail.
Avoid detergents that consist of halogens or sulphur as an ingredient as it can damage the shade sail fabric. Moreover, you should also be careful in using water when rinsing your shade sail and ensure that it does not contain chlorine.
For the best result, clean your shade sail using a mild detergent soap as it is good enough in getting rid of dirt and stains without compromising the condition of your shade sail.
The most vulnerable part of the shade sail is the fabric itself. It is the one that is constantly exposed to the harsh elements of nature and get the most punches. So, to ensure that your shade sail will last longer, you should take time in doing inspections on your shade sail fabric.
Check for signs of wear and tear as small holes can quickly become bigger if not properly addressed. Once a small hole becomes bigger, expect that your shade sail will not be usable anymore.
Avoid fixing or sewing any tears on your shade sail alone, as you will only worsen the damage further. Instead, ask a professional to repair it for you as they already know how to handle tears on this type of fabric.
Although your shade sail is sturdy and promises to withstand the worst weather in Australia, there will still be times that you must remove and store your shade sail safely indoors.
The most common time when you should consider removing your shade sail and keeping it safe is when a storm comes. No matter how strong your shade sail may be, nature is unpredictable, and you do not know how strong the storm will be.
Aside from the shade sail fabric, you must always forget to check the shade sail posts and anchor points. Look if it is wobbling and fix it immediately by reinforcing it. Do this even though you are confident that your shade sail is firm and secure.
Once your posts and anchor points are weak, your entire shade sail will fall and damage it. Not only that it will become damaged, but it will also break everything surrounding it.
If you are using wooden posts, you should consider that it is prone to rotting, which is why you must check them more often than if you have steel.
Follow these tips, and for sure, your shade sail will last longer. You will never have to purchase a new shade sail and save more money regularly.