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Patio Paradise Sun Shade Sail bracket Repair.

Our Patio Paradise Sun Shade Sail was blown down in bad wind storm.




Our Patio Paradise Sun Shade Sail was blown down in a bad wind storm. The screws broke off at the tips. I think over times the screws were rocking back and forth in the wind until they eventually became week and failed. Only the tips of the screws were in the wood. The rest of the screws were in a couple of inches of stucco and foam insulation.


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“We originally purchased the Patio Paradise Sun Shade Sail in June of 2019. The sail would still be in great shape if I had properly installed it. I am hoping to get one more season out of the Sun Shade before replacing it. ”

For this project I am going to cut into the stucco and remove the foam insulation and replace it with a square wood block to create a solid base for the Sun Shade bracket. I am using a Chicago electric multifunction power Tool.



First, I traced the wood block that I will be using for the new base to the bracket. I do not have the masonry bit, so I used the multi tool to score the stucco.


Then I used an old chisel and a hammer to break away the stucco.


Once the stucco was removed, I used a small pair of wire cutters to cut the stucco wire.


Next, I cut away the foam insulation with an adjustable razer Knife.


The only thing left was to remove the felt that was covering the wood studs.



I predrilled some piolet holes in the wood block, making sure the bracket would sit far enough away from the edge of the block to reduce the chance of the block splitting.


I used wood glue on the back of the block to firmly attach it to the studs. I also used liquid nails on the sides of the block to attach it to the stucco. The liquid nails was also used to fill any gapes between the wood block and the stucco. I used a finger cot to protect my finger as I smoothed out the liquid nails.


Once the block was in place, I screwed the bracket onto the wood block and into the studs behind it. I used #10 3 1/2" Power Pro Premium Outdoor Wood and Deck Screws.



Now that everything was back together, I was able to reattach the awning to the bracket and steal cable. I used tiedown straps with a crank on them as a wench to tighten up the awning.

After the steal cable from the awakening was firmly attached to the bracket, I was able to tighten all four brackets to get the wrinkles out of the Sun Shade Sail.


The adjustable turnbuckle hardware is turned counterclockwise to tighten the side aimed towards the Sun Shade. The side aiming towards the bracket on the side of the house is turned clockwise to tighten.


The repair was completed in January. The Sun Shade Sail is still up and doing great one month later.


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The #10 3 1/2" Power Pro 48603 Premium Outdoor Wood and Deck Screws can be purchased at Amazon by clicking on the shop now button to the left. The Titebond 5004 II Premium Wood Glue, 16-Ounces - 2 Pack can be purchased at Amazon by clicking on the shop now button above. The Chicago Electric Power Tools Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool can be purchased at Amazon by clicking on the shop now button above.


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