WHERE YOUR SHADE SAIL COMES TO LIFE
ZDI Shade Sail specialize in Custom Outdoor Shading. Shade Sails are a great way to cover any open area. They can be custom made to any specification, providing shade & enhancing areas such as Parking Bays and Patios. Restaurants and Entertainment Areas also benefit greatly from the shading provided by Sail Shades. Our sails can withstand some of the strongest winds that nature can throw at it
HOW SHADE SAILS WORKS
Because it’s not held up with a frame, the design of the sail is crucial in that it needs curvy sides to tension, these curves are worked out at ±7% of the width of a side, so that when we start to tension it, the curves try to force its way outwards to tighten up the centre of the sail, curves are essential to avoid ending up with a sagging shade cloth look.
The poles are planted into the ground at a depth of around 700mm to 1000mm and are usually set at 75-degree angle, to ensure the base of the structure is solid and so that the pole don’t flex under the extreme tension of the shade material
Not only do we custom make our shade sails locally but we also custom make our poles, using A grade mild steel with 4mm wall thicknesses that can take the forces needed to tension our shade structures, making sure we don’t compromise on quality.
The poles come standard with primer and final coat but we also offer our customers the peace of mind by adding powder coating to the poles in any colour imaginable, thus prolonging the lifespan of the poles.
TECHNICAL DATA – FROM STAINLESS STEEL TO UV STABILIZED TREAD
Our shade sails are made with the best netting material available and we only use the finest stainless steel hardware. The material has a UV blocking of 95-98% with shade factors up to 90% and has an extensive 8-year warranty on deterioration, meaning the material has a life span of up to 10 years.
Our stainless steel turnbuckles and D shackles are marine grade 316 stainless steel and will never rust of weather, perfect for coastal areas and are strong enough to withstand even the harshest conditions.
SHADED PLAY AREAS
This has become an industry standard, as summers are getting hotter and dryer by the day the need for covered playgrounds has increased. Restaurants and pre-schools are relying on shaded play areas in order to attract more customers.
Shade Sail Design have become the market leaders in shaded roof top installations. With some of the biggest shade sail projects ever done in South Africa. With little doubt that if you have a roof top area then shade sail is a must have for your roof top and does wonders for the architecture of your building.
OUTDOOR SMOKING AREAS
Outdoor Smoking areas are the norm. Shade sail are a way to add value to this area with an added advantage of shading the employees.
Outdoor seating for restaurants and canteens is a shade sail canvas to create shaded outdoor artwork. With a much bigger shade area than a conventional umbrella. Shade sails also last longer thus saving you money in the long run.
Enhance the parking and building architecture by replacing your old dated shade ports with shade sails. Use shade sails to welcome guests at the entrance areas, braai facilities or parking bays. Give your business a face lift and the benefit of shade.
SHADE PORT DESIGNS
ZDI Shade Sail offers a wide range of different Shadeport options for our clients with a steel framework and shade sail that provides 90-95% UV sun block out, our shadeports are the best option to protect your vehicles from the sun and hail