Bunnings is typically the home of most DIY stuff in Australia but the first thing to note is that Bunnings don’t really specialise in Shade Sails.
So I thought we’d look at the pros and cons of DIY and Bunnings Shade Sails.
Bunnings tend to stock a very small range of square and triangle DIY Shade Sails. They are typically 5 metres x 5 metres and are typically the Coolaroo, Sunhaven and Lotus Collection brands, come in a small range of fabrics and colours and are really only suitable for domestic installations.
While we stock a wider range of Pre-made or DIY Shade Sails at competitive prices to Bunnings, we don’t really recommend this approach.
Just some of the reasons include that typically they :
- tend not to fit properly
- are not waterproof
- are not always well designed
- often have inadequate tension and load capacity
- can flap in the wind
- have no warranty on installation
- may be more likely to cause accidents
- often don’t the Cancer Council’s UV protection criteria
For these and many more reasons, we strongly recommend getting a custom shade sail designed and installed by a professional. A professional can provide you with the right advice and onsite as well. Proper solutions will often involve a number of anchor points and poles.
Custom Shade Sails have the advantage that they have:
- custom made for individual requirements
- better designed for weather conditions
- warranty on installation
- UV rated for maximum sun protection
There is a real art to getting shade sails right so make sure you talk to us first.