We provide you with standard and custom shade structures for nearly every outdoor location.

About Us

About Superior Shade

With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, we have established ourselves as a leading provider of shade solutions for a variety of applications, including parks, playgrounds, and outdoor recreational areas. Our commitment to craftsmanship and customer satisfaction has earned us a strong reputation among architects, landscape designers, and project managers. Superior Shade continues to innovate and offer durable, aesthetically pleasing shade products that enhance outdoor spaces and provide comfort for individuals and communities. Our commercial shade structures are made in the USA in our Carrollton, Georgia manufacturing facility.

Quality Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship You Can Trust

Our shades are backed by years of design and engineering experience. See how our shade structures come to life by getting a behind-the-scenes look into our factory.

FEATURES & BENEFITSOur Top Features, Your Benefits

Block UV Rays

Depending on your shade color choice, your shade structure can block up to 98% of UV rays.

A Superior Shade commercial shade structure can reduce temperatures underneath the shade canopy up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Our shades are made with UV stabilized fabric, so you’ll get years of lasting color from your shade canopy. Not only does this help to resist fading, it also helps to resist fabric unraveling. 

You won’t have to worry about meeting local building codes. We have on-staff engineers that will work with you to ensure your shade meet your local building codes. Additionally, you may purchase engineered sealed drawings should your city require them.

Our commercial shade canopies are much different than homemade versions. Our shade structures are engineered and designed to withstand wind gusts up to 150 mph with the fabric removed. With the fabric on, our standard wind speeds are 75 mph for sustained winds and 90 mph for 3-second wind gusts.

If you choose a shade structure with our Glide Elbow™ fabric release mechanism, you can quickly remove your shade’s fabric with the use of a simple wrench or a cordless drill.

Our shade structures are low-maintenance. The most important thing about maintaining your shade structure is ensuring the fabric remains tight and tensioned over time (doesn’t sag).

Our shade structures are made in Carrollton, Georgia. We have a facility that cuts and welds all the steel needed to make the shade’s frame and a facility that cuts and sews the fabric.

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Block UV Rays Protection from the Sun

Our shades protection both people and equipment.

Our shade structures block up to 98% of UV rays that can damage playground equipment and motor vehicles, not to mention your skin. That’s why we put so much work into our products. Whether it’s a custom shade sail or a commercial umbrella, we care about shading our friends, families, and customers from the sun. What’s more, our shade products create spaces where communities can gather and memories can be made.


We are a certified fabricator for the City of Los Angeles (LADBS Certified Fabricator), have DSA pre-check approval from the California Division of the State Architect (DSA), and are a registered fabricator for the City of Houston.

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“We couldn’t be happier with the product and anyone that would like to come and check out the shades for themselves, we’d love to have them. Very, very happy with how this project has turned out and I’m looking forward to continuing this partnership.”


Caleb Elledge
General Manager & Chief Operating Officer or Seabrook Island

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“Wharton-Smith is very pleased with the partnering experience and support provided by Southern Recreation and Superior Shade.”


Ray Bowen
Senior Project Manager, Wharton-Smith

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