Cover a large area in one go with the Dual Column Umbrella. The extended shade fits well in more rectangular spaces while maintaining the relaxing feel of an umbrella. Centered under each half of the overall shade, the posts hold it up making it a good choice for sheltering amenities.
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 space between the two posts creates a home for items that line up with the supports. A rectangular picnic table fits in the space easily. As people get up or sit down, they are move away from the posts. A bench or row of benches are easily sheltered beneath the fabric. Either case gives patrons a comfortable seating environment. Space out the area even more with trash cans set between the benches.
While Hip Shades are a better fit over playgrounds, Dual Column Umbrellas work well for the site amenities surrounding a playground. Place a water fountain and benches under a shade near the playground. Parents and guardians can get off their feet for a moment and out of the sun and their children play. It may be only for a moment but, parents will enjoy it.
Benefits of a Shade
Shades are often regarded as ways to keep people out of the sun, but they can also used to protect your overall park investment. Placing shades over benches, fountains, trash cans and more, can extend their lives significantly. The main reason being that they are no longer placed in direct sunlight for the entire day. And while a shade is not waterproof, it does still reduce the amount of water that reaches the pieces underneath it.
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 Dual Column 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.
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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