Humans are always looking for ways to protect themselves from the harshness of mother-nature or even the arrival of its pleasantries during not-so-pleasant times. We seek shelter and so we started building houses. For a shelter that was mobile, we invented umbrellas. Shade sails are one such example, popular from the nineteen seventies they are still of use today. And of course, when one thing exists, so do people who make it their profession to maintain and fix them. In this case, shade sail repairs.
What are shade sails?
As the name suggests, we mostly use shade sails to create shade. One can see them outside in patios or garages, most of the time above public gatherings or in parks. They are usually tied to several anchor points similar to that of a tent. The material of the fabric that provides the shade is high-density polyethylene. This material provides maximum shelter from harmful UV rays and is permeable. Still sometimes you need to fix shades and hire professionals for that.
Are they worth getting for your house?
What are the benefits of installing these shades in your house? For starters, they offer protection against harmful sun rays. This prevents you from getting sunburn and more importantly, getting skin cancer. For a family that consists of children, the shade makes it safer for them to play outside. This also provides a cooling effect for your patio or lawn, even garages. Apart from that, they are weather-resistant, which means that they provide protection from rain and snow as well. A plus on top of all these benefits is that they are cheap and incredibly easy to get installed permanently or temporarily.
What problems can arise?
As time passes, it is inevitable to not face any problem, and this is not any different. One of the most common problems that one faces with these shades is that with time, they start to sag. This is usually because the anchors are fixed at a weak point. This causes the fabric to loosen and sag over time. The anchor points can start to wobble or tremble over time due to debris or dust collecting on the shade. Some shades may lose their colour and thus their effect over time and may become subject to the harshness of weather. This results in the tearing or ripping of these shades. These are, however, maintenance problems and can be solved easily.
How to fix those problems
While maintenance of little things such as cleaning the shade or tightening it can be done easily, there are more tricky things that one shouldn’t try on their own. It is very important that you find a strong setting or anchoring point when setting the shade up. This is where you might need professional help or guidance. It is very easy to find out how to install these shades properly but it is always better to have an experienced person. They can also, offer you advice on better maintenance and guide you!