When blue skies beckon people to go outside and enjoy activities and backyard parties throughout the summer, you will see shade popping up at outdoor restaurant dining spaces, hotel pool areas, and recreational parks. Superior Recreational Products produce shade structures that are designed to cool, protect, and last. Our shade structures are created with durable fabric materials on a sturdy frame, with some frames that are able to be positioned to block the sun's rays at any angle.
Are sun shades really necessary in exterior residential and commercial spaces? Check out these benefits and reasons why a shade structure should be used every time you spend time outside.
Why it is important to add shade to outdoor areas:
- It protects furniture and accessories from harmful UV rays.
- Keeps outdoor recreational products strong and durable.
- Reduces temperature under the shade structure.
- Prevents heat-related illnesses and skin cancer.
Shade Your Furniture, Recreational Equipment, and Guests
Outdoor furniture and accessories are built to withstand various weather conditions. Yet, being outside for extended periods of time can still cause furnishings to eventually be damaged by the sun. UV rays slowly degrade certain plastic and fabric materials, causing them to age and crack quickly. Colors fade and the fabric becomes worn from the sun's intense light.
It is vital to properly maintain your outdoor products to utilize their full potential. That is why adding shade is something every outdoor area could benefit from. Adding a sun shade protects your furniture and equipment from the sun and other harsh weather. This leads to a longer lifespan and maintains durability within your outdoor products.
Placing a sun shade above a patio set, children's playhouses, workbenches, and other items can prolong their life outdoors. Another benefit of shading your objects is that metals, plastics, and wood absorb sunlight, heating up the surface and making them unbearable to touch. Sun shades will keep objects cool so that people can lounge on chairs or children can play on playgrounds without burning sensitive skin.
Other Reasons to Add Shade
Another unique benefit of sun shades is that they can drastically reduce the temperature underneath the fabric canopy. When outside temperatures reach triple digits, these shades provide a cool spot for people who are getting overheated, where they can rest and rehydrate without the strong sunlight beating down.
Shade acts as a protective barrier from noise. For places that tend to get more populated, like playgrounds and parks, adding shade structures help maintain a comfortable sound level and prevent alarmingly loud spaces.
Incorporating a shade structure into your outdoor environment allow guests to enjoy their time outside for longer periods of time. Whether it be a shade over a playground structure, patio furniture, or a bistro set, providing a comfortable space out of the sun encourages people to stay longer and visit often.
In addition, shade can prevent children from experiencing hyperthermia, which is a type of heat-related illness when the body temperature elevates to dangerous levels from heat exposure. When children are playing outside, their bodies can heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s body. Providing a place for children to take breaks and cool down is essential so they can have a fun and safe time out in the sun.
Adding shade to your outdoor area also helps protect guests from the dangers of skin cancer. This type of cancer is very common and is caused by exposure to UV rays. Providing guests the opportunity to escape harmful weather is something that needs to be an option in all outdoor spaces.
So consider using these versatile shades for any outdoor space. With our many different products offered, there is a style that is compatible with any area that is in need of a shaded solution. Protect people and objects from the sun's harsh light and rising temperatures, and let everyone be cool and comfortable when outside.