A Checklist for Your Newcastle Shade Sails

Installing Shade Sails

If you are looking at installing shade sails at your Newcastle home or commercial property, you should adhere to a checklist so as to ensure that nothing is missed prior to setting up the sails. There are some things that must be accessed before the installation of your property’s shade sails.


It is a good idea to take advantage of the structure that is already on your property. Shade sails will look more natural when they are added on to an existing part of the building. You want to avoid roofs and sidings as areas of attachment and instead consider other areas such as railings, decks and fences which are ideal. The area that you attach your sail to does not have to be level. In fact, the most natural looking sails are ones that are set at various angles. Installing shade sails is time for creativity and flair giving you a truly unique and protective environment


Consider your lighting sources. While it is true that shade sails are made to block out the sun, you want to think about looking at spots where natural sunshine is able to reflect and bypass the shade sail altogether. Installing shade sails in incorrect areas without taking note of the key purpose of the sail can be very costly if you get it wrong.


When you are choosing and installing shade sails, the quality of the cloth should be your most important consideration. This is definitely something you don’t want to compromise on. If you choose shade cloth that is of poor quality, you will experience premature cloth tearing, sagging or weather damage.

Consider the number of layers that you will need. While several layers of cloth will give you a great deal of room for some creativity and angling, you need to think about what exactly your budget will allow first.

Think about the time of day you are seeking blockage from the sun. Ultimately, you want to have the most sun protection around the early part of the afternoon. This is the time when the sun can not only be at its hottest, but can also provide the most damage.