Add shade without the interference of a post with the Cantilever Umbrella. One of the worst parts of having an umbrella shade is the central post. It immediately cuts the space down under it. Nothing that would require a majority of the space can be used unless it is designed to fit around the post. By moving the support to one side, the problem is solved.
Easy Removal Feature
The most notable part of this type of shade, is the Easy Removal feature. Often referred to as a “glide elbow,” Superior Shade’s system makes caring for a shade easy. Using a drill, the shade can be tightened or loosened in minutes. For those regions where there are drastic weather changes or multiple shades to care for, the Easy Removal feature is a must have. It takes a large amount of the hard labor out of removing shades.
Venues for This Shade
The off-set design is excellent for areas that need a post safely out of the way. A restaurant can create an original look with the posts reaching in over a fence creating a well-shaded hollow underneath. Pools often end up with bizarre open corner spaces. Cantilever Umbrellas can fill out the corners while placing shade right where it is needed. Even bleachers can be difficult to cover, especially those that are smaller. A series of Cantilever Umbrellas add a unified look above each one.
Day cares and preschools can provide shade with the support outside the main play area. The fear of a child running to a support is taken away once it is removed from the main area. While Hip Shades can cover a larger area, most toddler and preschool playgrounds tend towards the smaller size making them fit under a smaller shade. The lean-in nature of the post also helps to create the necessary 6-foot use zone around play equipment.
Benefits of Using a Shade
Adding a shade is designed to protect. Most people are familiar with using a shade to protect their skin from UV rays, but seldom recognize that it does the same for anything under it. UV rays fade colors and weaken materials over time. The overall cost of maintenance can be reduced over time by taking steps to cut down on direct sun exposure on equipment.
Sealed Engineer Drawings
Some shades may require additional structural information, drawings and specs. Playground Outfitters offers Sealed Engineer Drawings for an added cost from our manufacturer. Shades, as commercial structures, are held to building codes. This makes getting a permit to install one a necessity. For those shades going into areas that are prone to hurricane strength winds, stringent city codes, or heavy snow loads, it is recommended to apply for these Sealed Engineer Drawings for each shade to make for a quick and painless approval process.
The Cantilever Umbrella’s hardy commercial grade materials makes it last. The frame is made up of powder coat painted steel tubes. Each tube is affixed to the next creating seals that keep the elements out. The PTFE Fiber fabric minimizes UV rays but it is resistant to fraying and water damages.
Before placing an order, take the time to peruse the color options. Each powder coat paint color is rich and vibrant with a full depth of color. Choose from standard colors in bright to neutral hues or select one of the matte finishes for a refined look. The fabric comes in a variety of colors as well. They range from flowery to woodsy in tone. Both powder coat paint and fabric are UV stabilized for a look that lasts.
Also Check Out
For a similar variation, check out our Hanging Cantilever Shade.
WHY SUPERIOR SHADE?
We’re so glad you asked! Superior Shade offers exceptional quality shade structures for nearly every outdoor application. Their extensive product line provides creative solutions and unique designs to help shield your guests from the sun, rain, and other elements. Check out a few key features and benefits:
Superior Shade’s framework is designed to withstand wind gusts of up to 150 mph when the fabric is removed
UV stabilized fabric is raschel-knitted and resistant to shrinking, fading, rotting, fraying, abrading, and unraveling
Safety first! Superior’s team of highly qualified engineers ensures every shade structure meets local building codes
Block UV Rays
Shade fabrics are able to block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, depending on your selected color
Superior’s fabric shade solutions can reduce the temperature of your outdoor space by as much as 25-30 degrees
Superdurable powder coat finish is one of the best in the industry, paired with zinc-rich primer for extra strength
Need more reasons to choose Superior Shade? Take a closer look at these special design features:
Framework resists winds up to 90 mph w/ fabric (150 mph without)
Glide Elbow allows for quick and easy release of the shade’s fabric
Structures are free of sharp corners and edges for added safety
- Lifetime* Warranty on playground steel and recycled posts, all stainless steel hardware, c-line fittings, and aluminum post caps
- 20-Year Limited Warranty on Steel Shade Structure
- 10-Year Limited Warranty on Shade Fabric
- 5-Year limited Warranty on Site Amenities, cables, and nets
- 1-Year Limited warranty on moving parts and materials not covered above