What do you use for shade sail posts?
It is recommended to use a round steel post with a minimum diameter of 90mm, or a 90x90mm square steel post. Post wall thickness should be a minimum of 3.5mm.
How much wind can a shade sail withstand?
How much wind can a shade sail withstand? A properly installed, good quality shade sail should be able to withstand normal wind flow. Shade sails form a tensioned structure and they should not flap in the wind. Sails generally are designed to withstand up to 85 mph winds.
Do shade sail posts need to be angled?
Ideally, they should be installed at an angle of 10 degrees for steel and 20 degrees for timber posts. The angle should be away from the shade sail, so account for the angle and the length of the turnbuckles when you dig your post holes.
Can I anchor a shade sail to a tree?
When Attaching to Trees
If you plan to attach your shade sail to a tree, please keep in mind that this should just be a temporary use and should have a diameter of at least 250mm. You will need to assign a permanent fixing post.