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Catalogue - Fixing Kit Rectangle
(Pad Eye)

CARREEPONTET, garden -  gazebo
Price : £ 101.00
FREE Delivery if ordered with a shade sail
All taxes included
  • Accessory pack for a square or rectangular shade sail. This kit includes all of the hardware needed to install a square or rectangular shade sail
  • All of our fixings are made from marine grade stainless steel (316). These fixings are very strong and will not rust even after years of use
  • 4 x turnbuckles
  • 4 x snap hooks
  • 4 x Pad Eyes

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Shade sails should be tensioned at each corner

The tension applied to each corner of a shade sail is a critical factor in ensuring the stability, integrity, and effectiveness of the installation. Proper tensioning is necessary to achieve the desired appearance of the shade sail and to prevent sagging or flapping in the wind. Here are some considerations for tensioning a shade sail at each corner:
  • Equal Tension:

    Tension should be applied equally to all corners of the shade sail to maintain a balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Even tension prevents uneven stress on the fabric and attachment points.

  • Tight, But Not Overly Tight:

    The shade sail should be tensioned enough to remove wrinkles and sagging but not excessively tight. Excessive tension can put unnecessary stress on the fabric and the fixing points, potentially leading to damage over time.

  • Proper Angle:

    The corners of the shade sail should be set at an angle that allows rainwater to run off easily. The common recommendation is to set the corners at an angle of 20 to 30 degrees from the horizontal.

  • Adjustability:

    Incorporate adjustable hardware such as turnbuckles or tensioning devices at each fixing point to allow for fine-tuning of the tension. Adjustability is essential for accommodating changes in tension due to temperature variations and other environmental factors.

  • Regular Inspections:

    Periodically check the tension of the shade sail, especially after extreme weather conditions, to ensure it remains secure and properly tensioned.
Remember that proper tensioning is crucial for the functionality and longevity of a shade sail.