Tips and Tricks for Installing Shade
It’s important that you take inventory of all shade equipment received using the Packing List shipped with your unit. Review all items to ensure there are the right quantities and check for any damaged components. Notify us immediately if there are any missing or damaged items.
When you receive your shade equipment, it should be installed as soon as possible – within a few days. We package the equipment to keep them safe and damage-free while it’s shipped. Please note the packaging material is not suited for periods of extended storage in uncontrolled environments. The combination of moisture in the air mixed with heat generated inside the plastic shrink-wrap may cause damage to the finish of powder coated frames.
Prepare the Site
- Hire a utility-locating service to locate any underground lines before digging
- Make sure the site is clear of loose asphalt, concrete, and other debris
- Grade the site to as close to level as possible
- Have all necessary equipment on-hand
Don't Leave the Site Unattended
Be sure to not leave the site unattended without making sure all open holes are covered with material such as plywood. Rope off all unfinished construction to keep others away from potential harm until the installation is complete.
Save Time with the Glide Elbow
An exclusive feature of our shade structures, the Glide Elbow allows you to easily attach and remove the shade fabric from its frame! This easy process is done with a simple wrench or a cordless drill. This mechanism features a fabric-hook connection that minimizes metal-on-metal wear. The Glide Elbow is especially helpful when you need to quickly remove fabric before severe weather hits!