While shade sails require minimal maintenance, it is still important to schedule routine checks and cleaning if you want to preserve its form and function. All shade sails at Hunter Canvas are designed using excellent materials, you want to also take the necessary steps to protect your investment.
Good Installation is Key
The longevity of your shade sails primarily depends on the installation. This is why it is always a good idea to seek professional installers to do the job right. Improper installation can lead to several problems, such as undue damage on the shade, or the structure, or worse, compromise the safety of our family.
Cleaning shade sails are pretty straightforward and will not require you to invest in any fancy equipment. You will most likely need help, particularly in taking down and putting back up the shade sails. First, you will want to clean your shade sails on a sunny day, since you will need the material to be completely dry before setting it back up.
Cleaning the shade sails entails manual scrubbing of the material using a soft-bristled brush. It is not advisable to put the fabric in a washing machine, or clothes drier. Any abrasive cleaner should also be avoided. You can use dishwashing soap and water to clean your shade sails.
When cleaning your shade sails, lay it out on a clean and flat surface. Use a low-pressure hose to wet the entire material before starting to scrub it, starting on top down to the bottom. Simply rinse off with low-pressure water from your hose, then completely dry.
Cleaning your shade sails is easy but will require time, so it’s best to schedule it beforehand. With regular maintenance, you can look forward to enjoying your shade sails for a long time.