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CUSTOM MADE SHADE SAILS

HOW TO MEASURE UP FOR A 6 SIDED SHADE SAIL

SIX CONNECTION POLYGON

This Page is Designed to Help You Measure a 6 Sided Shade Sail of Any Shape.

Five sided shade sails are great! Adding a 6th corner to what a lot of folks would do a 5 sided shape is smart. It means less movement on the side that has the 3 connections. 

A 6 sided custom made shade sail is probably the most common type of installation for a commercial shade sail installation company.

6 Point Shade Sail

6 POINT SHADE SAILS ARE MOST COMMONLY USED FOR:

  • Carport style shade sails
  • Entertainment/ Deck shade sails
  • Shade Sail coming from roof structures (3 points off the house + 3 posts)

START MEASURING A 6 POINT CUSTOM MADE SHADE SAIL

A SIX Sided Shade Sail Requires 13 Measurements in Total.

Remember we measure from FIXING POINT TO FIXING POINT (eye to eye). Measuring from our connection points means you don’t have to guess how big the shade sail should be made. We will calculate the deductions for turnbuckles, shackles, stretch in material, and final tension so you can get it super tight!

5 EASY STEPS TO MEASURE YOUR 6 CONNECTION POINT SHADE SAIL

STEP 1. ON PIECE OF PAPER (OR OUR ORDER FORM) SIMPLY DRAW 6 DOTS REPRESENTING THE ROUGH SHAPE OF YOUR SAIL STRUCTURE

STEP 2. LABEL YOUR POINTS A,B,C,D,E AND F SO WE CAN LABEL THE ACTUAL SHADE SAIL

STEP 3. MAKE A LIST A,B,C,D,E and F DOWN THE PAGE AND ADD HEIGHTS

STEP 4. MEASUREMENT BETWEEN EACH FIXING POINT AND MEASURE THE DIAGONALS

STEP 5. HEIGHTS CAN BE APPROX, AND JUST SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POINTS.

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