Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m

Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m

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Size Chart

Rectangle

Triangle

Right Angle

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Color
Pyramid Sail Shade Tent 4.5mx4.5mx3.5m
size: Ivory
Total
£149.99

Description

  • Blocks over 98% of Harmful UV Rays, UPF 50+
  • Waterproof Fabric Coating, 500mm Water Column
  • Polyester 160gsm Fabric, Stainless Steel D Rings
  • Comes with a Carry Bag & 3m of Polyester Rope
  • Choose from Over 50 Sail Shades

Embrace your garden in all weather conditions with our Premium Waterproof
shade sails. Whether you seek shelter from the sun or desire privacy in your
outdoor sanctuary, we present a diverse range of sturdy, waterproof shade
sails to safeguard your garden through rain or shine.

Discover our Zephyr Garden Shade Sails, designed to offer a harmonious
blend of sun and rain protection. By simply ensuring one corner is positioned
slightly lower than the others, rain runoff is effortlessly managed. With our
user-friendly attachment accessories and sail shade poles, installation
becomes a breeze on walls, trees, fences, or posts.

With our waterproof shade sails, lounging in your garden becomes a year-
round pleasure, regardless of the elements. Available in an array of colours,
shapes, and sizes, Zephyr Sail Shades keep you cool, dry, and protected,
ensuring comfort and enjoyment outdoors. Add a touch of
style and elegance to your outdoor area with a sail shade, and make a bold
architectural statement.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 1: Choose the Location

Determine where you want to install the sail shade. Consider factors such as
the angle of the Sun throughout the day, the location of existing structures or
trees that could serve as anchor points, and any obstacles like trees or
structures that might interfere with the installation.

Everyday the Sun emerges in the East and sets in the West each evening.
Throughout the changing seasons, its trajectory evolves from a lower arc
during cooler months to a higher ascent in the summer. Therefore, when
planning your structure, it's essential to prioritise maximum shade coverage
for the height of summer or the summer solstice, as this is when shade
protection is most crucial. Check that the sail shade will project a shadow
where it’s needed.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 2: Plan and Measure the Area

Use a measuring tape to determine the dimensions of the area where you want
to install the sail shade. Choose a sail shade that fits the area you measured.

Important:We recommend allowing an extra 10% of space at each sail shade corner for
tensioning. Tension the sail shade corners with a Fixing Kit to secure the
Fixing Point. Leave approx 20 to 50cm of space from a sail shade corner to
the Fixing Point.  Example: An 3x2m Rectangle sail shade, allow approx space
of 3.3m x 2.2m.An 2m Triangle sail shade, allow approx space of 2.2m Triangle.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 3: Select a Sail Shade - Surface Area Dimensions

Use a measuring tape to determine the dimensions of the area where you want
to install the sail shade. Choose a sail shade that fits the area you measured.

The shape you choose ultimately comes down to your preference, but you may
want to consider the installation space.Triangles, squares, and rectangles are
the most common shapes. You can create fantastic looking structures by
overlapping multiple sail shades. The overlapping method is best for larger
areas, whereas a single sail shade is recommended for small spaces.
Note:A sail shade typically features curved edges rather than straight lines.
The curved edges allow for better distribution of tension across the fabric which
evenly distributes stress. This reduces the risk of tearing or damage to the material.
The curved edges also create an elegant and visually appealing appearance.

Dimensions (view size chart) are approx and intended to use as a guideline.
Sail Shades will come with seams and they’re all heat sealed. Install the sail
shades with the seams facing down towards the ground.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 4: Determine the Fixing Points

This stage of the installation is critical. Ensuring a proper tension between anchor
points requires precise alignment. This can be accomplished by drawing a straight
line from the centre of the sail shade to each proposed anchor point. The corner
must point to a fixing point such as a pole etc. If the corner is out, the sail shade
will not sit straight, the fabric will crease, crinkle and eventually damage the fabric.
View diagrams (Right) for the ideal installation.

If the sail shade isn't taut, it may billow in the wind, exerting force against the fixings.
Proper water runoff is essential to prevent damage from accumulating weight.
Ensure one corner of the shade sail slopes downward. We recommend maintaining
a minimum 30 degree angle of incline for each shade sail. If water still accumulates,
adjust and lower the corner even more until the water runs off.

Anchor points may include:- A sturdy wall or beam
- A suitable tree
- A wooden post with a minimum diameter of 100mm securely placed in the ground
- A metal pole with a diameter of at least 48mm securely placed in the ground or
fitted into a ground sleeve, similar to a rotary washing line. Available here, 3m pole,
4m pole, pole holder.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 4: Foundations

Concrete should be
well packed down
around the pole
holder or pole and
sloping 10 degrees
outwards at the top
to provide extra
strength and stability.

This should be left
for a minimum of 48
hours to allow it to
set completely
before you attach
the sail shade.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 4: Foundations

If space constraints prevent you from installing a pole, an alternative solutioninvolves affixing a pad eye directly onto a wall. This method provides aconvenient means of securing a sail shade to a robust vertical surface, offeringstability and support without requiring additional space or ground fixtures.For this purpose, we recommend using a steel wall bracket mounting plateequipped with an eyelet, such as Pad Eyes (Diamond Shape) or (Square).Should you choose to utilise a fascia as your fixing point, it's advisable toenhance its stability by incorporating a fascia support. These supports, readilyavailable from reputable hardware distributors, serve to fortify the connectionbetween the fascia and the joists or trusses.Alternatively, if opting to employ a tree as a fixing point, ensure it possessesa diameter of at least 250mm. Use the provided 3m long polyester rope tosecurely fasten the sail shade around the tree.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 5: Attaching a Sail Shade to a Fixing point - Tension

Achieving the right tension in your sail is crucial for achieving a flawless
aesthetic appearance and optimal performance against wind, rain, or hail.
Proper tensioning stands as a paramount aspect during installation.

The benefits of a well-tensioned sail include:- Prevention of water accumulation (allow 30 degree slope on one corner to
facilitate water runoff)

- Enhanced wind resistance (preventing tearing and avoiding contact with
fixing points)

- Extended lifespan of the sail shade and fixing point- Creates an architectural statementThere’s various options available to attach your sail shade securely to yourselected fixing point.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 5b: Attaching a Sail Shade to a Fixing point - Tension

Use an extra snap hook to extend a further 8cm,
adjust to 40cm. If you need something longer,
either use a rope or a long chaint.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 5 (option): Attaching a Sail Shade to a Fixing point - Tension

Hoist Fixing Kit (for one corner)
Galvanised Steel

5m Polyester rope
2 x Snap hook
2 x Screws
1 x Swivel Pulley
1 x Cleat

1. Screw cleats into the pole, attach swivel pulley to a
bracket clamp on the pole using a snap hook, loop the
polyester rope around the swivel pulley.

2. Insert a pole into the ground / pole holder.

3. Attach the sail shade corner to one end of the polyester rope.

4. Pull the other end of the rope to hoist the sail shade. Pull and tighten up the corner until the
sail shade is taut.

Installing and removing sail shades can be effortlessly accomplished at any time, requiring only
a few minutes for completion. This straight forward process is made even more convenient by
utilising a hoist kit for installation.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 6 Troubleshooting - Common issues and Solutions

1. Problem: Inadequate Fixing Points, Insufficient or improperly installed
Fixing Points can compromise the stability and effectiveness of the sail shade,
especially in windy conditions.

Solution: Use sturdy Fixing points such as concrete footings, walls, or poles,
and ensure they are securely fastened to withstand tension. Consider adding
additional Fixing Points or reinforcement if necessary to adequately support the
sail shade.


2. Problem: Insufficient angle or tension in the sail shade can lead to rain
water pooling on the fabric, increasing the risk of stretching or tearing.
(See image - right)

Solution: Ensure that the sail shade is properly angled during installation, with
at least one corner positioned lower than the others to facilitate water runoff,
30 degree angle of incline for each shade. Adjust the tension of the sail shade
as needed to ensure it is sufficiently taut, allowing rainwater to drain off the fabric
easily. Regularly inspect the angle and tension of the sail shade to prevent water
accumulation and minimise the risk of damage to the fabric.

Alignment and tension: Make necessary adjustments to achieve the desired
shape and tautness.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Step 6 Troubleshooting - Common issues and Solutions

3. Problem:Inadequate alignment and tension
of the sail shade can result in an uneven or
sagging appearance, detracting from its
functionality and aesthetics.

Solution:Regularly inspect the alignment and
tension of the sail shade, making necessary
adjustments to achieve the desired shape and
tautness. Ensure that the fixing points are securely
fastened and evenly distributed to maintain uniform
tension across the fabric.

Use tensioning hardware or adjust the positioning
of Fixing Points as needed to optimise the alignment
and tension of the sail shade. Regular
maintenance and adjustments will help ensure that
the sail shade remains taut and properly aligned,
enhancing its performance and visual appeal.

How to Install a Sail Shade

Care and Maintenance

To clean your sail shade, you can use a solution of mild detergent and
water at any time. Apply the solution with a sponge or a very soft brush,
allowing it to sit on the fabric for 10 minutes. Then thoroughly rinse the
fabric with water from your garden hose.

DO NOTput in the washing machine, clothes drier or scrub it with a stiff
brush, scouring pad or an abrasive cleaner. This will remove the PU
waterproof coating on the fabric.

Sail shades must be removed before severe windy conditions/storms.
Bringing the sail shade in for the winter will prevent any wear and tear
from extreme weather conditions and keep the sail shade in great
condition ready for the summer months.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are sail shades?

    Sail shades, also known as shade sails, garden sails, are versatile outdoor coverings designed to provide protection from the sun's harmful UV rays, while adding aesthetic appeal to outdoor spaces like gardens, patios and playgrounds.

  • How do sail shades work?

    Fabric Canopy: Sail shades are typically made from high-density polyester fabric, which is a durable and UV-resistant material. The fabric is designed to block a significant amount of harmful UV radiation.

    Tensioning System: Sail shades are installed by attaching the corners or edges of the fabric canopy to fixed anchor / fixing points, such as poles, walls, trees, or other structures. The fabric is then tensioned tightly with a tensioning device such as a turnbuckle to create a taut surface.

    Shape and Orientation: Sail shades come in various shapes, including triangles, squares, rectangles. The shape and orientation of the sail shade can be adjusted to provide optimal shade coverage for the intended area.

    Sun Protection: Once installed, sail shades effectively block the sun's rays, providing shade and reducing the temperature underneath. This helps to create a cooler and more comfortable outdoor environment, making it ideal for relaxation, recreation, or outdoor gatherings.

    Waterproofing for All-Weather Performance:In addition to sun protection, Zephyr sail shades are equipped with waterproof fabric, ensuring protection from rain showers and extending their functionality to all seasons. This feature makes sail shades an ideal solution for creating sheltered outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed regardless of the weather conditions. To facilitate efficient water runoff and prevent pooling, sail shades are often installed with a slight 30-degree angle on one corner point. This angle allows rainwater to run off smoothly, ensuring that the shade remains taut and effective even during heavy downpours.

    Overall, sail shades are a versatile and aesthetically pleasing way to create shade in outdoor spaces, offering both practical sun protection and enhancing the visual appeal of the area.

  • What are the benefits of using sail shade in my garden?

    Sail shades offer a range of benefits for garden spaces, including effective sun protection, enhanced aesthetics, and comfortable outdoor living. Their versatility allows for customization to fit any garden layout, while waterproof options ensure all-weather protection. Additionally, sail shades are eco-friendly and can increase property value. With their stylish design and practical functionality, sail shades are an excellent choice for creating a shaded oasis in your garden.

  • Are sail shades waterproof?

    Sail shades can indeed be waterproof, often crafted with specialised fabric featuring a polyurethane (PU) coating for enhanced water resistance. This PU coating ensures that rainwater beads off the surface, keeping the area beneath the sail shade dry and comfortable. Install a sail shade with a 30-degree angle on one corner to facilitate efficient water runoff, preventing pooling and maintaining the sail shade's tautness.