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Top 10 Shade Sail Mistakes to Avoid

Shade sails are relatively new to the U.S. compared to awnings or gazebos. Most people didn't grow up around them, so they don't have the experience or full understanding of how they work.

One example of a common misconception is that shade sails are always triangles. You may show up for a sales appointment and your customer is in love with the idea of triangles. It's your job as a good shade sail contractor to explain the pros and cons of triangles vs. 4-sided sails and offer alternatives.

Learn these Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid and save yourself the trouble of an unhappy customer or failed project.

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Avoid these 10 mistakes, and your shade sails will not only look beautiful, but they will also last a long time.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help you through every step of the process.

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