You now own a high-quality sun shade sail solution that will offer you many years of service. Now, most shade sails are designed with minimum maintenance requirements, but in order to prolong the life of your shade sail, you do need to pay attention to certain things. Continue reading on to discover some handy tips that’ll help you get more life out of your shade sail:

1. Make sure that your shade sail is properly installed 

The easiest way to ensure that your shade sail offers you several years of service is by getting it installed properly. Shade sails always need to be installed as firm and tight as possible in order to reduce wind damage. 

2. Ensure Proper Installation

The key to enjoying several years of service from your shade sail is to ensure proper installation. While some shade sails can be installed as a DIY project, I highly recommend considering professional installation. This ensures a secure and tight fit, minimizing the risk of wind damage. At Global Shade, we offer both DIY and standard shade sails across Australia. Even if you choose a DIY option, opting for professional installation can significantly extend the life of your shade sail.

3. Remove When Not in Use

While most shade sails are designed to withstand outdoor conditions, leaving them exposed during harsh weather or when not in use can lead to damage. Even if your shade sail is designed for continuous outdoor use, consider removing it during winters or extended periods of non-use. This practice can add years to its lifespan. After taking it down, be sure to pack it away safely for added protection.

4. Clean your shade sails properly 

Shade sails can easily be cleaned and all you need is the help of a ladder. When you’re cleaning, you can also check your sail for any sagging and fix it immediately. This will prevent unnecessary wear and tear. Just clean your shade fabric on a regular basis to get rid of mildew, mold, wet leaves, bird droppings and other debris. 

Use a low-pressure hose to clean your fabric. Never use strong detergents or harsh chemicals for cleaning as they may damage your shade fabric. 

These simple tips can dramatically extend the life of your shade sail. If you haven't already, explore our selection of high-quality shade sails at KGorge. For more information, feel free to reach out to us at