What do you use for shade sail posts?
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 much wind can a shade sail withstand?
When it comes to wind, most shade sails are fabricated to withstand a minimum of 85 mph, three-second gusts. USA SHADE, for one, engineers its structures up to 150 mph, dependent upon the location of the structure.
Do shade sail posts need to be angled?
Ideally, they should be installed at an angle of 10 degrees for steel and 20 degrees for timber posts. The angle should be away from the shade sail, so account for the angle and the length of the turnbuckles when you dig your post holes.
Can you have a fire pit under a shade sail?
While it may be tempting to include shade over your fire pit, avoid an open flame under your shade sail. This is a potential fire hazard and could be dangerous if not kept at a reasonable distance.
How deep do shade sail posts need to 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 I attach a shade sail to my house?
Can you attach sail shade to a house? Yes, the majority of residential sail shades are attached to the side of a home. The method and steps will depend on the building material used for the walls. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for each material below.
What size shade sail should I get?
Choose a size
Measure the area you need to cover bearing in mind that when the sun is at its hottest, it will be directly above you. As a general rule, the material of your shade sail should begin about 12 inches from your anchor point.