Choosing the Right Shade for Your Property

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Commercial shade structures are an ideal solution to protect your community from harmful UV rays, rain, or snow. Something that may not be so obvious is what kind of shade structure will suit your needs best. We have many options, so let us help you narrow them down to your perfect fit.

Ask yourself these questions as it relates to your facility:

  • What is my budget?
    We have completed projects as little as $2 per square foot but every project is different. It is a good rule of thumb to start your budget at $10-$20 per square foot. Check out our handy infographic to learn how to further plan for different costs when purchasing your shade.
  • How much space do I need to cover and what am I protecting?
    There are several different options for different size spaces.

    For a smaller picnic area, we would recommend a simple yet attractive 10’x10’ or 14’x14’ square hip shade. Square hip shades are the most versatile and affordable shade structures on the market. Hip shades are also available in rectangle and hexagon shapes.

    If you have a sidewalk that leads students to the bus or carpool lane, our hanging cantilevers are a good place to start. In addition to school markets, the hanging cantilever is a great solution for walkways, bus stop seating, and bleachers.

    Are you looking for a unique solution that makes a statement? Our steel frame sail shades are the perfect fit! You have six different designs to choose from or we can custom design a sail shade to fit your space.

  • How will it be mounted: In-ground, surface, or does it need to be portable?
    Many of our standard and custom shade structures offer either surface or in-ground mounting options at several different price points. Do you need to shade an existing patio where patrons at your country club can overlook the golf course? Surface mounting would be the ideal recommendation for you. Are you a hotel on the coast who needs to secure patio furniture quickly in the event harsh winds occur? Our Portable Retractable Umbrella that shades up to two lounge chairs is worth investing in!

Are you ready to start the conversation? We're here to help you make the right investment for your property. Get in touch or check out our project galleries for more inspiration!

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