The Do’s and Don’Ts of Shade Sails

August 22nd, 2018 · Published to Shade Sails by Steve Lewis

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Shade sails are an incredibly versatile shade solution, which is why they are such a popular choice on the Gold Coast, and across Australia. If you’re looking to purchase shade sails on the Gold Coast, you’ve certainly made a great decision. Whether you’re looking to use them in a residential or commercial application, you can count on shade sails to deliver.

But, before you jump into getting shade sails installed, you must know a little more about them. As someone who provides shade sails on the Gold Coast, today I will tell you what you need to know when dealing with shade sails.

Continue reading this post to discover the do’s and don’ts of shade sails. Make sure to follow them to get the most out of your shade sail.

Do’s of shade sails

The first thing you should do before purchasing shade sails is to measure the area that you want to shade. Shade sails are available in many shapes and forms, so if you know the area to be covered, choosing a shade sail will be much easier for you.

The next thing you should do is to look for suitable and structurally sound anchor points around the area where you want the shade sail put up. If there are no suitable anchor points, you’ll need to arrange for posts to hang your shade sail. When measuring for anchor points, make sure to leave a 10% allowance around the shade sail area to account for stretching over time.

Unless you’re dealing with DIY shade sails, you should always consider professional help with shade sail installation. Professionals will ensure that your shade sail is installed as such that it won’t sag or lose shape.

Also, when you’re purchasing shade sails on the Gold Coast, make sure to deal with a reputed manufacturer like Global Shade. We have decades of experience in manufacturing high-quality shade sails. By choosing us, you can rest assured that you’re purchasing a superior grade shade sail that will last you many years.

Don’ts of shade sails

When installing a shade sail, never rush the installation process. A poorly installed shade sail will lose shape, sag and also wear and tear sooner than expected. Ensure that your shade sail is not overstretched or undertreated to avoid these problems.

Also, when you are maintaining your shade sail, make sure not to use strong chemicals or harsh detergents. If you do so, you’ll end up damaging the shade cloth fabric. Use only mild detergents with warm water for cleaning a shade sail. If you shade sail down is not in use, then don’t store it in a wet condition. Ensure that your sail is completely dry before storing it.

Finally, don’t expect your shade sail to be waterproof unless you specifically purchase waterproof shade sails. Most shade sails available in the market are not waterproof. If you do need waterproof shade sails, make a special request with us at Global Shade.


Before you purchase and install shade sails, you should be aware of the do’s and don’ts of shade sails. Please measure the area you want to be shaded, do check for suitable anchor points, do consider professional installation and do deal with reputed shade sail manufacturers. Don’t rush the installation of shade sails, don’t use strong chemicals and harsh detergents to clean shade sails and don’t expect ordinary shade sails to be waterproof. By following these do’s and don’ts, you’ll get the most value out of your new shade sail.

And, for superior quality shade sails on the Gold Coast, look no further than the shade experts at Global Shade.  To order our shade sails on the Gold Coast, get in touch with us today!

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