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Shade Sail Solutions - Brisbane
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Driveway / Carport sail shade structures are one of the most important sails around the home, that Superior Shade Sails design and manufacture. Driveway / Carport shade sails, provide hail protection for your cars, boats, and caravans. For a FREE QUOTE contact Superior Shade Sails on 0429 220 298 or email at sales@superiorshadesails.com.au.
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Protect your vehicle with a Superior Shade Sail - Complete shade solutions - For a FREE QUOTE call 0429 220 298 or email on sales@superiorshadesails.com.au
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Driveway shade sails - Overlapping double sails in Charcoal - contact Superior Shade Sails on mobile 0429 220 298 or email sales@superiorshadesails.com.au
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SHADE SAIL PROTECTION FOR THE BOAT - For a FREE QUOTE contact Superior Shade Sails on mobile 0429 220 298 or email sales@superiorshadesails.com.au
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STORM vs SUPERIOR SHADE SAILS

There are four common questions around Brisbane on shade sails performance

1. Will my possessions get adequate sun protection?
2. Will the shade sail be okay in high winds?
3. Will the shade sail protect my car from bat faeces and leaves?
4. Will the sun shade sail protect my car from large hail and storms?

The short answer is YES to all four. However, today’s blog will focus on Bullet point # 4

Will the sun shade sail protect my car from large hail and storms?

Let’s start with Queensland’s summer storm season. What the weather has thrown at us here in South East Queensland has been unpredictable, hence the need for insurance policies and a need to have one eye on the Bureau of Meteorology throughout the storm season.

Talking with residents from Algester, Salisbury, Parkinson, Browns Plains, Calamvale Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Runcorn, Heathwood, Stretton, Regents Park and Greenbank they have a belief that they are in a zone where they will get the brunt of the storms, and appear to be more prepared than other areas.

A few years ago we had a massive storm that ravaged Brisbane CBD and its surrounds, and few years before we received one mighty storm in The Gap. Needless to say the storms have a few things in common, they are ever present in summer: they often bring destructive winds and large hail stones, but where they strike, is largely unpredictable.

Storm Preparation:

Many people ask me if they should take a shade sail down in the event of a storm. The reality is that most people don’t get that chance as they are tied up with work or are out and about. A lot of household sails are there to protect us and our possessions such as cars, so it wouldn’t make much sense to take them down. A lot of my customers are inexperienced in taking shade sails down so attempting to take down a sail with a storm looming, may be an unsafe option.

My new customers often underestimate Superior Shade Sails POWER. The first thing they underestimate is the size and depth of the hole we make for a basic sail, let alone a commercial sail which complies to Australian Engineering Standards. Superior Shade Sails will comfortably take out 3-4 barrows of soil per hole for domestic jobs. Note: some of our customers ask us to leave all the soil from the entire job in just one wheelbarrow.

The Bursting Pressure of the Superior Shade Sails fall between 2500kpa and 4750kpa. Shade Sails bursting refers to the sheer weight applied to them, Shade Sails are very, very hard to break as I am yet to see one of our sails burst. There is a long term customer in Darra who has experienced the 316 Stainless Steel perimeter breaking on many occasions without the sail itself bursting. It is suspected that a group of kids dangerously tested the breaking strain when no one was present.

If you have had a look at the storm video on Superior Shade Sails website, you will notice hail the size of tennis balls hitting the shade sail and once they hit the shade sail they roll off. Hence the set up or design of your sun shade sail is critical to how your shade sail performs in storm conditions. It is important for material such as hail or leaves to be able to escape without human intervention.

Do you have sufficient protection for you boats caravans and vehicles. If not will your insurance cover any damage, if so, how much will you pay for your insurance access and what is the real cost of having a vehicle off of the road? These are real questions you need to ask yourself.

Last year I quoted a customer in Parkinson around August for carport shade sails. I didn’t hear from him for 2-3 months, he called me up the following day after a big storm where his two cars each 20K+ were written off. He asked ‘how quickly can you erect my Carport Shade Sail’? Needless to say the horse had bolted, and he had to wait months and months for the cars to be fixed.

Superior Shade Sail Turnbuckles have hooks at either end, and appear upside down. Hence if you see a job with hook hook turnbuckles upside down there is a good chance it was designed and built by Superior Shade Sails.

What is the reason for placing your hook hooks upside down, well last year one of my jobs in Heathwood during a violent storm was struck by a big branch off a gum tree around 5 meters long, and 150mm in diameter. The branch fell and hit the sail connected with a Pro Rig hook hook. Luckily for the customer it saved his fence and only minor damage was done to the shade sail. The turnbuckle was rated to 800kg breaking load and bent flat on impact, the branch and hook safely fell to the ground and the post set in concrete didn’t move, which as I see it was a perfect outcome.

When the hook hook is attached to the sail, and it comes adrift from post, it will also dislodge from the sail due to its upside down position, making the sail/area safe.

Hence Safety is built-in to Superior Shade Sails Designs and its attachments, which is just another reason to choose Superior Shade Sails when you are looking for your 1st or 21st shade sail.
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KEEPING COOL ON THE DECK WITH SHADE SAILS

This Brisbane shade sail was created in conjunction with my customer.
Their original idea was for a waterproof triangle, after discussions they realised their original concept would not meet their needs.

The completed design and sail made use of there existing structure and we swapped a timber post with a powder coated galvanised steel post, this gave them superior coverage and strength

Their sail is high off the deck, providing them with a feeling of space, and the low point at the front improves the visual aspect of the job.

The sail not only keeps the sun off of the deck, but it cool’s that end of the house, where the sun previously heated up a large sections of the glass.
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STORM vs SUPERIOR SHADE SAILS

There are four common questions around Brisbane on shade sails performance
1. Will my possessions get adequate sun protection?
2. Will the sail be okay in high winds?
3. Will the sail protect my car from bat faeces and leaves?
4. Will the sun shade protect my car from large hail and storms?

The short answer is YES to all four. However, today’s blog will focus on Bullet point # 4

Will the sun shade protect my car from large hail and storms?
Let’s start with Queensland’s summer storm season. What the weather has thrown at us here in South East Queensland has been unpredictable, hence the need for insurance policies and a need to have one eye on the Bureau of Meteorology throughout the storm season.

Talking with residents from Algester, Salisbury, Parkinson, Browns Plains, Calamvale Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Runcorn, Heathwood, Stretton, Regents Park and Greenbank they have a belief that they are in a zone where they will get the brunt of the storms, and appear to be more prepared than other areas.

A few years ago we had a massive storm that ravaged Brisbane CBD and its surrounds, and few years before we received one mighty storm in The Gap. Needless to say the storms have a few things in common, they are ever present in summer: they often bring destructive winds and large hail stones, but where they strike, is largely unpredictable.

Storm Preparation:
Many people ask me if they should take a shade sail down in the event of a storm. The reality is that most people don’t get that chance as they are tied up with work or are out and about. A lot of household sails are there to protect us and our possessions such as cars, so it wouldn’t make much sense to take them down. A lot of my customers are inexperienced in taking shade sails down so attempting to take down a sail with a storm looming, may be an unsafe option.

My new customers often underestimate Superior Shade Sails POWER. The first thing they underestimate is the size and depth of the hole we make for a basic sail, let alone a commercial sail which complies to Australian Engineering Standards. Superior Shade Sails will comfortably take out 3-4 barrows of soil per hole for domestic jobs. Note: some of our customers ask us to leave all the soil from the entire job in just one wheelbarrow.

The Bursting Pressure of the Superior Shade Sails fall between 2500kpa and 4750kpa. Shade Sails bursting refers to the sheer weight applied to them, Shade Sails are very, very hard to break as I am yet to see one of our sails burst. There is a long term customer in Darra who has experienced the 316 Stainless Steel perimeter breaking on many occasions without the sail itself bursting. It is suspected that a group of kids dangerously tested the breaking strain when no one was present.

If you have had a look at the storm video on Superior Shade Sails website, you will notice hail the size of tennis balls hitting the shade sail and once they hit the shade sail they roll off. Hence the set up or design of your sun shade sail is critical to how your shade sail performs in storm conditions. It is important for material such as hail or leaves to be able to escape without human intervention.

Do you have sufficient protection for you boats caravans and vehicles. If not will your insurance cover any damage, if so, how much will you pay for your insurance access and what is the real cost of having a vehicle off of the road? These are real questions you need to ask yourself.

Last year I quoted a customer in Parkinson around August for carport shade sails. I didn’t hear from him for 2-3 months, he called me up the following day after a big storm where his two cars each 20K+ were written off. He asked ‘how quickly can you erect my Carport Shade Sail’? Needless to say the horse had bolted, and he had to wait months and months for the cars to be fixed.

Superior Shade Sail Turnbuckles have hooks at either end, and appear upside down. Hence if you see a job with hook hook turnbuckles upside down there is a good chance it was designed and built by Superior Shade Sails.

What is the reason for placing your hook hooks upside down, well last year one of my jobs in Heathwood during a violent storm was struck by a big branch off a gum tree around 5 meters long, and 150mm in diameter. The branch fell and hit the sail connected with a Pro Rig hook hook. Luckily for the customer it saved his fence and only minor damage was done to the shade sail. The turnbuckle was rated to 800kg breaking load and bent flat on impact, the branch and hook safely fell to the ground and the post set in concrete didn’t move, which as I see it was a perfect outcome.

When the hook hook is attached to the sail, and it comes adrift from post, it will also dislodge from the sail due to its upside down position, making the sail/area safe.

Hence safety is built-in to Superior Shade Sails Designs and its attachments, which is just another reason to choose Superior Shade Sails when you are looking for your 1st or 21st shade sail.
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHADE SAILS AND DESIGN?

Weather Patterns:

In South East Queensland, as we are in the sub tropics we experience two distinct weather periods, the wet and the dry. Further in-land in to Ipswich and out to Toowoomba we experience hotter dryer temperatures. Closer to the coast temperatures in Brisbane- Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast bring more moisture and cooler temperatures. The wet is not only hot it is also the storm season which brings high winds torrential rain and hail. Hail stones tend to fall in some places regularly where other places customers claim not to have experienced them.

The wet season has many of us feeling concerned that we don’t have enough protection for our valued assets i.e. vehicles, boats, vans & uncertain if we are to cop the full brunt of a storm.

Caravan shade sail protection from Sun, Storms and Hail installed by Superior Shade Sails.

Driveway Shade Sails - Protect vehicles from Sun, Storms and Hail installed by Superior Shade Sails.
Sun Orientation Vs Shade Sail Height:

Firstly, think about designing/installing a sail that is fit for it’s intended purpose. So what is the purpose of your shade sail? Is it to block the afternoon sun, or is it to protect against hail or bats/bird waste or privacy or is purely just meant to look good.

Generally, it is a combination of some or all of these factors. However, a key and critical factor is the height of your sail. Why height? Well simply the higher you erect the sail the less shading hours or footprint coverage over your intended area you will get throughout the day.

Alternately, having the sail too low can cause it to rub on objects. Hence through planning of your shade sail through consultation will enable Superior Shade Sails to optimise your shade sail design.

Pre Made Shade Sails:

Do Superior Shade Sails Install pre made sails? The answer is always NO.

We get asked this question on a regular basis “I have a sail bought from Bunnings and have picked up a few posts, can you come and install the sail to my house?”. Or: I have taken down an old sail from Smith Street and want it installed in my new address can you do it.

My Response is nearly always the same: No, but do you know a good handyman?

Why don’t Superior Shade Sails install pre made sails?

Firstly, it is not the business Superior Shade Sails is in.

Secondly, the Building Process:

The non custom sail puts the cart before the horse, in other words its installation is governed by the size of the sail. With a custom shade sail, no two shade sails are built the same.

Thirdly, Technically Speaking:

Superior Shade Sails are custom made items. Shade Sail sizes are determined by fixing points on buildings and posts in ground. Shade Sails are not commonly designed/built in a flat plane, like a flat roof. Shade Sails are commonly built in a 3 dimensional aspect with complimentary high and low points. Materials used are designed and often cut using sophisticated machines and stretched into place by an experienced on site installer.

Finally, Strength & Superior Shade Sails

Superior Shade Sails have been built mm perfect to their points and allowed for fittings such as turnbuckles, shackles etc. They have 316 marine grade perimeter wire and rigging, also have the option of marine grade thread that will last in the QLD sun for more than 15 years.


Leading Edge Sailmakers:

Superior Shade Sails have hand picked a leading shade Sailmaker from the Gold Coast and from Brisbane which enables our customers access to the very best fabrics and workmanship at value for money prices.

Our Sailmaker located in Brisbane has been making Shade Sails since 1948 and has the capacity to make extremely large fabric and waterproof shade sails, there experience and depth of product is unsurpassed in SEQ.

Our Sailmaker on the Gold Coast boasts a wealth of experience not only in shade sails but also in international yacht sails and consistently provides a fast turnaround and a superior product.

How to get the WOW Factor?

We want your job to look the best it can. Triangular shade sails are a common request. However, they provide little shade in comparison to a square shape. However, don’t let that influence your decision making as highs and lows and irregular shapes are often the most appealing and satisfying. Be prepared to change it up after all it is your outdoor space!

Keep a Budget in Mind:

Superior Shade Sails vary in price around the home and generally fall between 2-5k. Commercial jobs generally start at 5k and head north. Superior Shade Sails know the importance of getting value for money and shade sails are no different.

No Subcontractors:

Only experienced qualified professionals/tradesman

Superior Shade Sails are QBCC licensed trade professionals seeking to understand your needs and tailor your design to meet those needs. To do that we need a site inspection where we can determine the best points to attach to.

To arrange a FREE QUOTE
call Superior Shade Sails on 0429 220 298

or Email sales@superiorshadesails.com.au

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