How to Attach Your Shade Sail to the Posts
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Okay, welcome to another segment of Shade Sails Canada.
We want to talk today a little bit about our hardware, attachments to posts buildings rafters etc, so we’re going to talk a little bit about that.
You’ll see the zoom up shots of that but I’ll do each one individually. You see our crews installing our shade sails here at a park in beautiful Revelstoke today. So we thought this was a good opportunity to talk a bit about hardware.
So multiple things, we’ve got through bolts, so this includes a welded, important that it’s welded, because that’s the strength, this is a welded eye, so this can handle a lot of load. This is a short through bolt, if you had longer six by six posts, we’ll cut this to length for you, or you can choose online 6 inch, 8 inch, you want to make sure that’s long enough, it’s going to go through the post, with your washer on each side back and front, lock washer, nut and then your acorn nut, just to finish it nicely.
So again this is a short one, would go through say a fascia board or two fascia boards, but you want to order your length accordingly for your specific application, whether it be a steel post, a wooden post, this is a through board application. And this is just a half inch, that’s a 3 inch of, three and a half, that’s three eighths inch of the same type of setup.
Next we have a brick anchor. so this is kind of a trick, a nice little tool to use.
You can see that the thread here is wood lag, so you’re going into say a header over a window, and that’s what you’re seeing on our website when we’re trying to sell you something that you’ll want to go through the mortar joint of a brick into the header above your window or above your door, that will give you some great strength, instead of just going into the brick.
So you’ll see here it’s machine rod here and wood lag rod here, so we’ve got this coupler in order to combine those two, and again, this can be specified to the length that you’ll need for your particular application, so there are size options there or ask us if you have any concerns.
Corner brackets, all kinds of brackets, we have external quarter brackets, we have internal corner brackets as well, which isn’t here right now, but here’s a big version of an internal quarter bracket. This would go on a fascia of a house let’s say, where you’ve got some good bolt spots, here you would lag into multiple connections on your house to give this real strength. And again, welded eyes on so the strength of this is immense. I mean you’ll never pull this off, as long as where you’re anchoring to is substantial.
So again this is an internal corner bracket, an external corner bracket, a diagonal wall plate, so if you’re going on to, say a post where you want to have more strength where your sail is quite big, you might use a diagonal wall plate, where you’re having four legs as opposed to one screw eye, like that.
So for a smaller shade sail, a screw eye into a 6×6 piece of wood or the end of a rafter, that’s going to give you a good strength, again a welded eye which is key, that will give you good strength for your smaller sail connection.
When you get up to bigger sails, kind of over 15 to 18 feet, you might want to go to a diagonal wall plate.
Getting a little more tricky are our rafter brackets, substantial piece of metal, but again anything we sell you, the only thing that’s going to fail would be your anchors, certainly not the sail that you’re going to get from us. So that will bolt to the inside of your rafter and come through your roof, and your connection for your sail will go here. So that’s a hefty tool that’s good for a sail that, as I say, bolts onto your roof. That’s a rafter bracket, and another style of rafter bracket where maybe it’s not such a big sail and you’ll bring the rod through here.
This is kind of a more hefty heavy duty rafter bracket for sails above 18 feet.
Then you’re getting smaller sails you might want to go with a smaller rafter bracket. Ask us for those details.
Multiple holes so you’re able to get different connection points for where the rafter or their stuff in the way you can use multiple holes to make sure you got a good connection.
That’s pretty much all we have in the way of brackets. There is also a stud bracket that’s not pictured here.
So it’s a long diagonal, a piece like that with an eye on it, we can get into a stud double spot, so it’s kind of a nice thing, you’ll see that on the website as well.
So great selections for you to have real substantial connection points, and that’s important again for the longevity of your sail. Your sail is not going to fail, your connection points will fail, so if you’re getting some of this hardware and you’re getting into some substance, you’ll be all good.