- Catenary Curve – Please note, the edge of a shade sail is not straight; all our tensioned Shade Sails are manufactured with a 7% catenary curve. 7% is the standard curve and represents the lowest ‘dip’ at the midpoint. For a different amount of catenary curve, please contact our office. For a full explanation of catenary curve please see our FAQ.
- Post Height Variance – We strongly recommend varying the heights of your attachment points to allow for better aesthetics, more efficient water runoff and better performance in wind.
- Waterproof – Most shade fabric is not waterproof, out of the four fabrics we offer, only one is waterproof. Commercial Light, Commercial Heavy and Dual Colour fabrics are not, a fine mist will come through your shade sail in the rain. If you would like your shade sail to be waterproof, please select our waterproof fabric.
How to Order a Custom Product
Our Custom Sized Shade Products are made to fit your specifications exactly, eliminating the need to calculate attachment points on your own. With our custom products, you install your posts and other attachment points, take all of the measurements and Shade Sails Canada will make a custom-sized shade solution to fit that space exactly. These articles are written to help you plan and measure your next shade project.
Step 1 – Plan out the area you want to shade