How to Put Up and Take Down a Shade Sail
In this tutorial, we cover the full process of putting up and taking down your shade sail. We go over several techniques you can use to ease the process including using a pulley system to make tensioning your sail easier and the correct tools you will need to safely fly your shade sail.
The first in a series of four videos, Brydon covers the most common questions people have when considering to buy a shade sail. Topics include the benefits of a four-point sail, why it’s important to get the right hardware and why you should consider corner durability and fabric type when considering which shade sail to buy.
Post Purchase & Installation Considerations
In the second of our 4-part FAQs series, Brydon covers the common questions one might consider once you have purchased your shade sail. Topics include how much should I slope my shade sail, wind and rain considerations, post heights, materials, footings and finishes as well as what to consider when trying to fly a shade sail on a deck or balcony and what post hardware you need to consider.
Hardware & Sail Installation FAQs
The third in our four-part FAQs series, Brydon goes over common questions one might have once you have received your Shade Sail and hardware. Brydon covers what you’ll receive in your hardware kit and how to install it, how to install your cable and fasten it with cable clamps, how your custom shade sail will arrive and tips on how to tension your shade sail to ensure it lasts a lifetime.
Shade Sails Maintenance FAQs
The last in our FAQs series, Brydon covers the common questions you may have about how to take care of your Shade Sail to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Brydon covers topics including how to clean and store your shade sail for winter, checking a Shade Sail after a storm, how to lubricate your turnbuckles and look after your hardware and Shade Sails warranty information.
Conception to Installation
In our most comprehensive episode of Shade Sails TV to date, join Brydon as he discusses the exciting process, from visualizing your Shade Sail, to the installation and maintenance of your sail. We go through mapping out your sail with rope and looking for possible attachment points followed by common tricks, tips, and problems when installing your Shade Sail. We go through the minimum specifications for your attachment points and important considerations for attaching your sail to the side of your house. Finally, we go through what hardware you should use and the options available to you when purchasing your hardware and what comes with your purchase.
Shade Sails Installation
In the second episode of Shade Sails TV, join Brydon on-site as we discuss the installation of a Shade Sail. We go through the most important considerations when designing a project and elements critical to getting the most out of your Shade Sail. We discuss the intricacies of tensioning your sail and steps you can take to ensure your structure stays tensioned throughout the season.
Shade Sails Material & Hardware
In the first episode of Shade Sails TV, Brydon discusses the different types of Shade Sails Material, our hardware and the main differences between a regular store-bought Shade Sail and a high-quality Shade Sail bought from Shade Sails Canada. We discuss the differences between Monotec cloth, a high-end, high durability sailcloth and Shadecloth, a highly UV protective cloth, both of which last up to 10-15 years. We will also go through an overview of our marine grade hardware, including our cable systems, D-rings and turnbuckles.