Relaxing outdoors on a patio, swimming pool deck, or in another outdoor space is a great way to unwind. Unfortunately, when the weather gets hot, these spaces can become too hot to comfortably enjoy. The temperature can quickly rise when the sun is beating down relentlessly on the space.
One effective way to combat this problem is through the use of patio shade sails. These innovative patio covers are typically made out of UV-resistant fabric. They come in a number of different shapes, with square and triangular shade sails being the most popular.
The installation process is usually quite easy. You just need to attach metal anchor points to each corner of the sail. Then, using wire rope, you need to anchor the sail to nearby structures. For instance, if you are installing the shade sail between your house and your garage, you could anchor the corners to the buildings themselves.
If you are installing the shade sail in an area where there are no structures, you will need to place poles in the ground to attach them to. Metal poles are usually the best choice since they are sturdy and won’t deteriorate when exposed to the weather. Make sure that you dig the post holes deep enough since the poles need to be strong enough to withstand the pressure of the wind on the sail without leaning over or coming out of the ground.
Once you have attached all of the anchor points on the sail to nearby structures using wire rope, you just need to tighten the attachments until the sail is pulled tight. Once patio shade sails are installed, the fabric is tight and flat, meaning that they won’t flap around in the wind. They provide shade for the area underneath, creating a much more comfortable outdoor environment.