Coolaroo shade sail for cool protection from the sun
Coolaroo Shade Sail transforms outdoor settings in courtyards, pool areas, gardens, children's play areas, car spaces, entry ways - - just about anywhere there are readily available anchor points (e.g., existing structures, trees, steel or timber poles). NOTE: The Shade Sail you buy from Comfort House includes the necessary fixing accessories (turnbuckles, snap hook, pad eyes) to attach the sail but does not include anchor points. You need to install and/or supply your own poles, posts, trees, etc.
Remarkably simple, yet boldly stylish, Shade Sails provide flexible protection from the sun. Only Coolaroo Shade Sails feature Coolaroo's unique Commercial Grade knitted fabric specially designed to breathe and keep you cooler.
Coolaroo state-of-the-art material blocks up to 90 percent of the sun's harmful rays yet remains totally unaffected by moisture and natural temperature extremes. And because Coolaroo fabric is knitted, not woven, it won't tear or fray. Coolaroo fabrics contain literally millions of tiny spaces that allow air to flow freely through. This "breathing" effect reduces temperatures beneath by up to 32 percent when compared to direct sunlight.
Warning: Your Coolaroo shade sail is designed to provide UV protection and comfort in domestic areas. When selecting the position for your shade sail, ensure all fixing points are structurally sound and fixings are tightly secured. Inspect regularly. Prior to installing, consult your local council regarding building regulations which may apply in your area. Exposure to certain chemicals, e.g, chlorine can lead to the premature breakdown of the fabric. Chemicals to be used on or around the fabric should be referred to Coolaroo prior to their use.
Coolaroo Shade Sails work wonderfully in many outdoor areas. However, this product is not appropriate everywhere. For example, you cannot have fire or an open flame close to the fabric. You cannot use your barbecue under the shade structure.
In order to ensure that a Shade Sail will fit the application you have in mind, please carefully read the following detailed information from Coolaroo.
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS: Before you commence installation it is very important that you consider the most suitable location for your shade sail taking into account the following: size of the shade sail, strength of existing structures intended to be anchor points, ability to insert fixing posts, location of barbecue(s), sun direction, other factors specific to your situation.
Determining The Correct Fixing Points: Once you have identified the location for your shade sail, it is important to determine the most suitable fixing points for the corners. Some of these fixing points could already exist, e.g., pergola/sundeck, large tree, fence post, or fascia. To confirm that you have adequate space, lay out the sail in a relaxed state in the selected area. Allow a minimum of an additional 10 percent of the sail length between each fixing point and the end of the sail's fixing accessory for tensioning. This stage of the installation is critical. You should ensure all fixing points are structurally sound and if unsure, obtain independent advice from a builder or engineer.
Building Approvals: Prior to installation, check with local authorities for any relevant building regulations that may affect your chosen site.
Attaching to Fascia: If you intend to fix your shade sail to a fascia, the use of a fascia support is strongly recommended. The fascia support is used to connect the overhangs of rafters or trusses to fascia ledgers giving a strong connection between the two and improved strength.
Post Supports: If additional posts are required, the use of treated softwood (H5 level treatment) is recommended. Hardwood of durability Class 1 can also be used. Your local timber supplier can assist you in selection. Post lengths should be calculated taking into account the proposed height of your sail plus the depth of your footings. Steel posts are also suitable and are available from either your normal hardware outlet/home center or your local steel supplier. Steel posts can be cut to predetermined lengths and painted to match your shade sail and the environment.
You will need to prepare footers and pour concrete for your posts.
Installation: Connect fixing accessories to mounting points as required. Ensure all connections face towards the middle of the sail and are tightly secured. Check again to ensure all mounting points are solid. Lay out your shade sail and commence the installation.
Tensioning: Using the selected fixing accessories, commence connecting the corners of the shade sail to the fixing points. Connect all points, using a ratchet tensioning tool if necessary to gain increased leverage. Stop tensioning when the shade sail is rigid with little or no creases. CAUTION: Do not over tension. Re-tension periodically if required.
Care Instructions: Your shade sail may be cleaned at any time using a solution of mild detergent and water. Apply the solution with a sponge or a very soft brush. Let the solution stand on the fabric for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water from your garden hose. DO NOT put the fabric in your washing machine, clothes drier, or scrub it with a stiff brush, scouring pad, or an abrasive cleaner.
Each Shade Sail you buy from Comfort House includes an accessory package of marine-grade, stainless steel fixings that simplify installation and provide a professional finish. Our Shade Sail is available as a 11'10" triangle, 16'5" triangle (triangles require 3 anchor points), 11'10" square, or 17'9" square (squares require 4 anchor points). Colors: desert sand, brunswick green, and blue. 10-year mfg. warranty against UV breakdown.