The Different Ways You Can Mount Your Shade Sails
Australian weather can be unbearably hot during the summer, which could restrict you from spending time outdoors if you do not have any shelter. If you are looking for an affordable way to create shade, without having to build a permanent structure, you could consider installing shade sails. Shade sails come in a vast assortment of colours, sizes and shapes so you can be assured they would be able to suit your particular exterior space. However, after choosing your aesthetic preference, you should also consider how best to install the shade sails. Below are some of the different ways that you can mount your shade sails on your property.
Mounting the shade sails between two existing structures
If you have different structures on your property such as a carport, shed and more in addition to your principal residence, you may want to mount the shade sails between two buildings. This approach is a convenient way to install the shade sails, as you would not have to endure the hassle of mounting posts to prop the shade sails up. One thing to note is that the structures should be robust enough to bear the tension that would come about by installing storm rated shade sails. This inherent strength ensures that despite inclement weather, your shade sails will not come free.
Mounting freestanding shade sails
If your property does not have any pre-existing structure but instead you have a large yard, you may want to consider freestanding shade sails. This approach affords you the flexibility of an entirely independent structure, which can be customised to whichever style that you want. After purchasing steel posts to mount your shade sails, you should ensure that they are either powder coated or galvanised to protect them from corrosion due to exposure to the elements. Conversely, if you use timber posts, ensure that they have been pre-treated and sealed as these measures will prolong their lifespan. The contractors will then concrete the posts deep into the ground to make sure that they stay sturdy in all weather conditions.
Mounting the shade sails on an existing structure with posts
If you already have a patio or verandah that is unsheltered, this would be an ideal approach to mounting your shade sails. One end of the shade sails will be attached to your existing roof and extended over the patio. The end of the shade sails is then propped up on steel posts to secure the shelter in place.