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Check List for Custom Shade Sails for Gardens and Backyards

When it comes to designing custom shade sails for your backyard, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. Custom shade sails offer the flexibility to create a unique and tailored solution that perfectly fits your outdoor space. Here are some key design considerations to help you create the perfect shade sail for your backyard:

  1. Purpose and Function:

    First and foremost, determine the purpose and function of your shade sail. Are you looking to provide shade over a seating area, a children's play area, or a dining space? Understanding the intended use will help you determine the size, shape, and positioning of the shade sail.
  2. Size and Shape:

    Measure the area where you want to install the shade sail accurately. Consider the size and shape of the space to determine the dimensions of the shade sail. Triangular, square, and rectangular shapes are common options, but you can also explore more unique shapes to add visual interest to your backyard.
  3. Orientation and Sun Path:

    Observe the sun's path throughout the day to identify the areas that receive the most sunlight and require shade. Position the shade sail accordingly to provide optimal coverage during peak sun hours. Consider angling the shade sail to block the sun at different times of the day, especially if your backyard has varying sun exposure.
  4. Fabric Selection:

    All shade cloth supplied by Sail Shade World is UV-resistant and durable enough to withstand changing weather conditions. Consider the colour and opacity of the fabric as it will affect the amount of shade and light penetration.
  5. Anchoring Points:

    Identify suitable anchoring points for your shade sail. This could be existing structures such as walls, posts, or trees, or you may need to install additional anchor points such as posts. Ensure that these anchor points are strong enough to support the tension exerted by the shade sail and are securely fastened.
  6. Aesthetics:

    Consider the overall aesthetic of your backyard when designing your custom shade sail. Choose a fabric colour and design that complements the existing outdoor decor and landscaping. You can also experiment with different shapes, angles, and layering of multiple shade sails to create an eye-catching and visually appealing design.
  7. Professional Installation:

    While it is possible to install a shade sail yourself, it is recommended to seek professional assistance for larger or more complex designs. Professionals have the expertise to ensure proper tensioning, secure anchoring, and safe installation, giving you peace of mind.
By considering these design bullet points, you are taking a step to create a custom shade sail that not only provides the desired shade and protection but also adds beauty and functionality to your backyard space.