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Frequently asked questions
How do you attach a shade sail?
The points of attachment of a shade sail can be on a wall as well as a pole. Use a wedge anchor on a stone or concrete wall and an eye plate for a wooden wall or pole. The shade sails have metal rings on every corner that you use to fasten the sail. Once you have a point of attachment, you can use a carabiner, turnbuckle, and stainless steel chain to secure the shade sail. With a carabiner, it is easy to hook and unhook the sail. With a turnbuckle, it is easier to tighten the sail. If the sail does not quite fit the space, you can use a stainless steel chain to bridge the remaining distance to the wall.
What size shade sail do I need?
When buying shade sails, it is better to get one that is too small than one that is too large because a large shade sail is harder to put up. When measuring the required size, keep in mind that there will be a space between the sail and the point of attachment. You can bridge this gap with carabiners, turnbuckles, and stainless steel chains. Usually, this is around 40 cm on each side. So, eamsure the space where you want to put up the shade sail and subtract 40 cm from the length and width. That is your ideal shade sail size.
Where do I buy a shade sail?
At Wovar, you can choose from many colours, sizes, and shapes. For example, we sell waterproof shade sails made of polyester as well as water-permeable sails made of high-quality HDPE (high density polyethylene), and luxurious harmonica sails. On top of that, you will find all necessary fasteners on our website.
Shade sail or parasol?
A shade sail has many advantages over a parasol. You can leave a shade sail up all summer because it can cope much better with rain and wind compared to a parasol, that you have to put away every time. Additionally, you will not stumble over the base of a shade sail because it does not have one. Finally, a shade sail adds a unique and modern look to your garden.
Why choose for a shade sail?
Shade sails from Wovar offer a great protection against the sun. Putting up the sail is simple and can be done anywhere in the garden. Our shadow sails are affordable, especially when you compare the price to a fixed cover like a pavilion or pergola. Added to that, our shade sails do not take up a lot of space on the ground. Shade sails can be waterproof and also have no problem with wind. During the winter, you can just fold it and put it away on a shelf.
Can I leave my shade sail up all year long?
It is definitely possible to leave a shade sail up all year long. However, we do recommend taking it away when the weather gets worse, especially with waterproof shade sails. You risk shortening the longevity of the shade sail if you leave it up with freezing temperatures or autumn storms. Fortunately, it is simple to detach the sail. Within minutes you can detach it, fold it, and take it inside until sun comes out again.
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Wovar Shade Sails
Are you looking for shade? With a shade sail from Wovar, you can create a wonderful place in the shade in no time. A shade sail has many advantages over a parasol. You can easily mount a shade sail and it is possible to leave it up for a longer period of time. Placing a garden sail is possible anywhere because you can easily attach it to a wooden or stone wall, post, or roof. You can use shade sails as a roof, patio screen, sunscreen, or complete patio cover above a pergola.
All Types and Sizes of Shade Sail
Placing a sun shade is possible anywhere. This is because you can easily attach the canvas to a wooden or stone wall, upright or roof. Even in places where there is no attachment point, you can easily place a wooden post on the ground.
The complete range of shade sails consists of waterproof shade sails, triangle shade sails, square shade sails, rectangle shade sails, and shade sail fasteners. Would you like to place a shade cloth at the top of your pergola? View our complete range of harmonica shades.
Triangle shade sails are available with sides of 4, 5, and 6 meters. These are available in grey, sand, and off-white. Prefer a square shade cloth? Then choose from our 4, 5, and 6 meter shade sails. You will find a shade sail rectangle in the sizes 3 x 4, 3 x 5, and 4 x 5 meters.
Standard HDPE Shade Sails
The standard Wovar shade sails consist of high-quality 320gr/m2 HDPE, also known as high-density polyethylene. The knotted, water-permeable shade sails contain a special UV inhibitor, which offers protection against approximately 90-95% of the sun's rays. The material is very strong and hardly absorbs water. This ensures that a shade sail almost always remains free of rot and mold.
The great advantage of these water-permeable HDPE sunscreens is that it also allows air to pass through, meaning the humidity under the shade cloth does not remain there. This also means that the sails are very suitable for use in windy places, like coastal towns or roof terraces. The air can pass through the shade cloth, which ensures that the cloth is less likely to be torn by the wind.
Waterproof Shade Sails
Waterproof shade sails have several advantages: they protect against the sun and are waterproof. This means that you can sit outside at any time. Is there a heavy shower on a summer evening? Then you will always be dry. When installing waterproof shade cloths, keep in mind that the shade cloth slopes down by 30 degrees, so you are sure that the water can drain well. The combination of the running down of the shade cloth and the Teflon layer ensures that water runs off quickly and easily.
Besides the fact that these shade sails are waterproof, they provide excellent protection against the sun. Waterproof shade cloths block 90 to 95% of UV-resistant radiation.
Accessories for mounting a shade sail
Next to various shade sails, Wovar also offers the fasteners necessary to put up the sail. Every shade sail has an attachment ring: the place where the sail can be connected to an attachment point. For more fastening material, take a look at our page with shade sail hardware.
Advantages of Wovar shade sails
Shade sails have many advantages, like:
- Good sun protection;
- Durable due to the high quality of the material (320gr/m2);
- Installing a shade cloth is simple and can be done anywhere;
- Very affordable, especially if you compare it with a fixed canopy;
- Takes up little space on the ground (compared to, for example, a parasol base);
- You can also order a waterproof shade sail, so you can remain dry during a rain shower;
- Can withstand wind force well. Tip: please disassemble the shade sail in case of a heavy storm. This can be done quickly and prevents any damage to your shade cloth;
- Easy to remove in the winter.
Can I leave a Shade Sail hanging all year round?
Because a standard shade sail is so maintenance-free and weather-resistant, it is even possible to leave it up all year round. However, we still recommend taking the fabric inside in extreme weather, such as snow, frost, heavy rainfall, or storms. The canvas is easy to remove and you can have it inside within a few minutes.
With a waterproof shade sail, however, please keep in mind that these are made of polyester, which is a lot more sensitive than HDPE. For this reason, we recommend storing waterproof sunshades when you are not using them. This ensures the longest lifespan of the shade sail.
Ordering your Shade Sails
Wovar offers different types and sizes of shade cloth bunnings. Choose from triangle shade sails, rectangle shade sails, or square shade sails. Triangle shade sails are available in the sizes 4 x 4 x 4 and 5 x 5 x 5 meters and are available in the colors grey, sand, and off-white. Prefer a square shade cloth? Then choose from our 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 meter shade cloth. It is also available in grey, sand, and off-white. You will find a shade cloth rectangle in the size 3 x 4 meters. It comes in grey or off-white.