The fabric used is HDPE (high
density polyethylene). This is especially manufactured with tensioned fabric
structures in mind. The knit is made using monofilament and tape
filler. The fabric is treated with UV stabilizers to give it long life
in direct sunlight. We only use fabric with a shade rating of 90% and
above. Depending on colour, the rating may
be as high as 99%.
Shade Sails are manufactured with stainless steel cable double lock
into the perimeter. This cable is swaged to a stainless steel O ring
located at each corner. The O rings are then attached to the posts or
fixing points using 316 grade stainless steel turnbuckles. Every
corner is reinforced with a gusset and seat belt webbing strap
the stainless steel O ring. This ensures maximum stability once your Sail is
installed. The key to the success of our Sails is the careful
balancing of the stainless steel cable which then allows the
fabric to be
fully tensioned. It is worth noting that the commonly available
Hardware Sails are only available with a
cloth edge and the fixing points
must conform to the Sail, which is "cart before horse". Rather, the
only professional way to
install a Shade Sail is to carefully select and
install fixing points to a built structure,
install posts into the ground,
and then custom manufacture the Sail precisely to suit these coordinates.
The Hardware Store Sail's cloth edge and cheap fabric
inevitably results in
a useless purchase.
numerous ways to install Sails, enough to say that we adhere to established
and recognized procedures, and all our installation work is conducted by QBSA licensed operators.