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Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Your Sail Looking Good

Shade Sails

Adding a shade sail to your property can enhance your lifestyle and reduce the running costs of your home if it throws shade on the walls or roof.  Most shade sails are made from high density polyethylene knit because it has good stretching quality and is the best cloth to withstand harsher conditions. There is also polyvinylchloride material which can also be good for climates where there is less wind or storm activity. No matter what your sail is made from here’s how to keep it looking good.

Do’s

  • Do take it down and wash it from time to time if it looks grubby or stained
  • Do use a mild detergent with no acidic chemicals in it
  • Do use a very soft bristle brush to clean it
  • Do examine it for wear and tear and replace it when necessary
  • Do inspect the poles and fittings to ensure they are still strong
  • Do take the sail down if bad storms are imminent
  • Do hose off bird droppings as soon as possible