How To Perfectly Measure Your Shade Sail
In order to give us the most accurate measurements, we strongly encourage using attachment point measurements. This means you’ll need to measure the actual distance between each attachment point, often a tab on a pole, wall mount, etc, rather than the dimensions of the shade sail itself. We will use those measurements to design your sail, accommodating for the stretch of the fabric and the hardware offset.
It’s actually best to start without having actual attachment points installed. This will provide you an opportunity to speak with one of our shade sail experts to make sure the design you want is indeed feasible and to make sure you maximize coverage. We don’t want you to waste any shade. We can design to fit many irregular dimensions, but there are practical limitations.
So let’s get started on your measurements! Follow the simple instructions below to find the exact fit needed for your shade sail. If you already have an existing sail that you are just replacing or if you already have your anchor points installed you can skip to step 5 below. Please do review step 2 as well to make sure you take all the measurements including the diagonals that are needed.
Start by estimating where you want your attachments to be. This will be enough to get you started on a quote. Not having them installed is actually preferable and will allow one of our shade sail experts to let you know whether or not your design will work.
If your attachments are already in place, but won’t accommodate a functional shade sail, we may not be able to create a design for them.