A shade sail is a simple device that is used to create outdoor shade. It uses the same technology as a ship's sail to create shade by tensioning a flexible membrane between two points. They are inexpensive to purchase and set up, and can be a great way to reduce the heat and UV rays from an outdoor area.
First, determine where you want to hang the shade sail. The typical place for this type of shade sail is on a patio, deck, or other area that offers seating. Determine the size of the shade sail by measuring the area between two attachment points. The distance between the two points should match. If the area is larger than the shade sail's diameter, you may want to use multiple shades. Otherwise, a single shade may be sufficient.
You should also consider the shape of your shade sail, as well as how the shade is going to be installed. A shade sail can be custom-designed. After an onsite inspection, a draftsman will design the shade sail according to your requirements. The designer will take into account how the shade sail will be used, the corner locations, and the overall shape of the shaded area. Then, a professional shade sail installer will install the posts in the concrete.
Once installed, a shade sail can keep the sun at bay and reduce the temperature of the surrounding environment by as much as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. However, you should be aware of the fact that a shade sail cannot be machine-washed, and it is not recommended for outdoor use in strong winds or during winter.