27 Jan 2018
Velas Alicante is a benchmark in the solar protection sector. Our manufacturing and installation system allows us to track the customer's needs from the moment they decide to install a taut sail.
At first the decision to install a sunscreen as a tense sail is motivated by the differentiation of the product with respect to other systems in the market, once that first motivation is overcome, the client will appreciate the whole an elegant article with lines adapted to its space and totally unique.
The design of the tensed sail is the result of a study of the client's solar protection needs and the space required.
Getting that study balanced is not an easy task.
You have to calculate the route of the sun both in summer and in winter with special emphasis on the highest position of the same to obtain the projection of the sun protection offered by the tensed shade sail.
Calculating the possible impact of the wind in the area and place of the installation of the taut sail is also a detail to consider. The wind resistance capacity of a taut sail is superior to that of a traditional awning or pergola, however they are not an element that must be neglected and not pay attention, in case of storm or strong winds these systems must be collected.
Another calculation to be made is the thickness and height of the masts or poles that will support the tension of the tensed sahad sail as well as the anchoring of these to the ground and / or walls, if this calculation is not carried out correctly the wind resistance of the taut sail will be reduced. If the shade sail are anchored with plates to the wall, the stability of the same should be checked, being the surface of the plates obtained from the calculation of tensions of the sail.
Finally, it is necessary to calculate the deformation of the tissue that will be produced when subjecting it to the stresses of each anchoring place. This deformation must be compensated so that the taut sail obtains the greatest possible rigidity. Normally they can be compensated with different heights of the masts and with stress calculations in the warp and fabric weft.
In the models of manual and motorized sails, these calculations are multiplied since the variables of collection and extension of the tensed sahde sail must be added.
All these calculations, tensioning and installation systems that come with the shade sails are continuously audited by our ISO 9001 quality system that systematically sets the production and quality controls both in the external products that make up the taut sail and the processes of manufacture and installation.
This type of actions are the differentiating elements that make Velas Alicante a reference in quality and design.