Common Questions about Shade Sail Design, Installation, and Maintenance Answered

What are Shade Sails made of?
Shade sails are constructed using UV-stabilized, heavy-duty knitted fabric designed for use in large-scale tension membrane shade structures and sails. These sails are suitable for a wide range of applications, from shading car parks to providing shelter in large school and council parks. These sails can withstand the high heat and UV rays of the sun while providing maximum protection and durability.

What are Waterproof Sails made of?
Waterproof shade sail material is a specialized fabric that is designed to provide superior sun protection and durability. It features a UV protective coating to block harmful rays, a superior heat block to keep the area underneath cool, and a high resistance to deforming and tearing. This material is also known for its excellent color retention, making it resistant to fading over time. Additionally, it is 50% lighter than traditional shade sail materials, which makes it easier to handle and install, and it is also quick and easy to clean.

How are Shade Sails & Waterproof Sails installed?
Shade sails are typically installed by attaching them to sturdy anchor points, such as poles, walls or roof brackets. Shade Structures NQ will be able to assess your space and recommend the best type of shade sail for your needs. Shade Structures NQ will customise to fit your specific needs, expertly install the structures and properly secure the sails to ensure stability, guaranteeing that the shade sail is tensioned correctly.

How can I find a Cairns Shade Sail installer near me?
Shade Structures NQ will handle all aspects of creating and installing shade sails in the Cairns and North Queensland, including measuring, fabrication, and installation.

Can Shade Sails & Waterproof Sails be used in windy areas?
Yes, shade sails can be used in windy areas, but proper installation and tensioning is crucial to ensure they can withstand the wind load.

Can shade Sails & Waterproof Sails be used for commercial or residential purpose?
Yes, shade sails can be used for both commercial and residential purposes. They are commonly used in outdoor areas such as patios, decks, playgrounds, and swimming pools to provide protection from the sun and UV rays.

How long do shade sails last?
The lifespan of a shade sail can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the materials used, proper installation and maintenance, and the weather conditions in the area. On average, a properly installed and maintained high quality shade sail can last 15 to 20 years.

How do I clean my shade sail?
Shade Structures NQ provides a cleaning and maintance service, but if you choose to clean your shade sails yourself, it is recommended to use a pH-neutral detergent and soft-bristled brush to gently scrub away dirt and grime, then rinse the sail thoroughly with a hose or pressure washer and allow it to air dry completely.

What are the benefits of using a shade sail over a pool shade umbrella?
In situations where a full shade sail may not be feasible, we offer alternative solutions such as commercial shade umbrellas and residential shade umbrellas. Despite this, pool shade sails remain a superior choice as they offer a larger coverage area, greater UV protection, increased design options, longer lifespan, and cost-effectiveness. Properly sized pool shades allow you to regulate the temperature of the water throughout the year.