Enhance Your Home with These Shade Sail Installation Ideas

When it comes to creating shaded areas for your home, look no further than shade sails. Few products offer the same amazing combination of aesthetic appeal, functionality, and sheer flexibility. While products like window awnings, gazebos, or traditional shade cloths can be useful, you pretty much have to take them or leave them in terms of design. Luckily, shade sails are different. You can let your creative design flair run wild with a range of shade sail installation options.

Unlocking Potential with Triax

Revolutionary Triax technology allows you to unlock the full design potential of shade sails. Triax is an innovative coupling system that allows your sail’s support pipes to be joined at any angle.

Here are five of the most common installation options that can be achieved with the power of Triax:

  1. Installation with Posts Alone

Posts allow for a completely independent structure which can be very tastefully designed to complement existing architecture. The posts will be engineered to the correct storm rating for your area and will be galvanised and powder-coated with the desired colour. They will then be concreted to a depth of 1.2 metres and at least 400mm wide. The angle of the poles allows for optimal tension, helping your sails to look great for many years.

  1. Installation between Buildings

Installing a sail between buildings can be very cost effective as there is no need for posts, cutting down on both material and labour costs. A short site survey can confirm whether or not this is workable in your environment. Many things need to be taken into consideration, including how it will look, whether the house or fence materials are strong enough for the tension involved, the storm rating for your area, and so on.

  1. Attaching to Posts and Roof

This is a very effective way of covering a deck, verandah or entranceway. This sail design is ideal for a shade sail installation on the second floor of a building.

  1. Flat Edge to Building plus Post

This installation is achieved by attaching the sail to a metal bar. This bar is then attached to the building, while the other side is supported by one or more poles. This is perfect for entranceways as it provides full coverage to the door of the building.

  1. Combination of Posts and Existing Structure

If there is an existing structure that can be used to attached a part of the shade sail to, it is always a great way to go. This option saves both space and money and can look really great. Marine-grade stainless steel fittings can be used to attach the sail to a wall, roof, or balcony – they won’t rust or degrade over time, remaining strong and attractive.

Want a Shade Sail for Your Home?

If you want to discuss these or other shade sail installation options for your home, get in touch with the friendly team at Supreme Shades today.