What post should I use for shade sail?
It is recommended to use a round steel post with a minimum diameter of 90mm, or a 90x90mm square steel post. Post wall thickness should be a minimum of 3.5mm.
How deep should a shade sail post be?
Post lengths should be taken into account with the proposed height of the sail plus the depth of your footings. Footing depth should be a minimum of 36 inches deep and 30inches square. For example, if your post height is higher than 8 feet, we recommend a hole depth 40% of the height above ground.
Can you use 4×4 posts for a shade sail?
If your posts will actually be 12′ above ground, and they’re not supported with any sort of diagonal bracing, you will want 6x6s (or at least 4x6s). 4x4s will flex and bounce substantially at that height.
How much wind can a shade sail handle?
85 mph winds
How much wind can a shade sail withstand? A properly installed, good quality shade sail should be able to withstand normal wind flow. Shade sails form a tensioned structure and they should not flap in the wind. Sails generally are designed to withstand up to 85 mph winds.
Can you attach a shade sail to a fence post?
Can you attach a sail shade to a fence? Yes, we’ve seen sail shades successfully attached to both metal and wood fences, but only to the posts. The sail shade can create supplementary force on the fence post so you will want to reinforce it with additional concrete.
How do you tension a shade sail?
If your shade sail starts to sag, you can re-tighten it and bring it taught. One way to do this is by using a wire rope that runs through a pocket sewn in the perimeter of your sail. Simply pull the wire rope on each corner until the shade sail retightens and all sagging is removed.
Should a shade sail be tight?
We say tighten until you think it is tight then tighten some more! The sail should have no sag or droop and you should pretty much be able to hang off it or even sit on it (do not do this, this is just for description purposes!).
Should shade sails be tight?
How do you keep water from pooling on a shade sail?
In a flat sail, that lower place will be the center and that pooling water will not only weigh down the sail, but will drip through it. Add a little height variation and that water will seek the lower attachment points and edges to run off.