Do you have a deck that gets more sun than you’d like?
Are you looking for a way to keep it shady and comfortable all year long?
If so, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered!
In this article, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about how to put up a shade sail on your deck, whether you use your home as one side or you choose to install a standalone sail instead.
But why would you want to do this? Doesn’t this sound like a lot of trouble? Here are three great reasons why you may want a shade sail on your deck:
Of course, there are many other great benefits of deck shade sails, so read on to learn more!
It’s very important to ensure you have the right materials on hand before you ever get started installing your shade sail. Remember that you should never cut corners when it comes to something like this, since there’s a possibility the sail and poles you use will be exposed to very high winds if a storm rolls around. Gather the following materials to get started:
Now that you have your materials gathered, you’re ready to start working on installing your shade sail. Make sure you have assistance from another capable adult before you get started, since you’ll want someone on hand to help you hold the poles and sail fabric both in place while you install everything. Also, be sure you have enough time to devote to finishing this project. If you’re intermediate or advanced at DIY skills like this, you may only need an hour or so, but if you’re a beginner, give yourself a few hours just in case you need to make adjustments to the positioning of your shade sail pieces along the way. Once you have everything ready to go, it’s time to get started.
So are you ready to install your shade sail? You may still be wondering what type of fabric you should buy for this project, and if so, remember that you have a few options. However, the best and most highly recommended choice is the 90% shade nylon mesh fabric mentioned previously. This fabric is lightweight, easy to hang and repair if it gets damaged, and great at protecting you and your family from the sun’s rays, too.
You can purchase this fabric alone and make your shade sail yourself, or you can buy a premade sail. The choice is yours and depends a lot on your budget as well as your DIY sewing skills. Either way, pick the fabric you want and get ready to enjoy a cool and comfortable summer relaxing on your deck!