Convey elegant comfort with the Quad Sail Shade. A unique design, the shade is made up of four individual sail panels on a framed structure. The design combines the beauty of a sail shade with the practicality of a hip shade. The overall frame allows for a constant entrance height that is unavailable in sail shade. The gaps between each fabric piece also increases the air flow to those beneath.
Venues for This Shade
The most notable part of this type of shade, is the Easy Removal feature. All Quad Sail Shades come as Easy Removal models for the greatest ease when taking down the individual shades. 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.
While almost any outdoor venue can benefit from a shade, this one is particularly good for parks, playgrounds, and pools. The open panel design allows for a festive look that is unparalleled. The Hip Shade style structure makes it a defining addition to picnic areas. The modern styling instantly updates an area. Add one above a fitness area to interest patrons and protect the equipment.
Benefits of Using Over Playground
Playgrounds happen to be a great place for the Quad Sail Shade. Sunlight contains harmful UV rays in addition to just making children hot and sometimes even sunburned. Providing a shade over the play structure or major play areas encourages children to play for longer periods of time and for parents to feel good about it.
Protect outdoor installations with a shade. Sunlight causes fading and long-term damage to plastic, finishes, wood, and many more materials. Even though a shade is meant to protect from the sun, it does reduce the amount of water that reaches the space below it. Cutting down even the water from a light sprinkle can have a lasting effect on how long a piece lasts.
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 Square Hip Shade’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. The Quad Sail Shade is an easy to use sail shade style. While the individual panels give the iconic look of sails, the frame is essentially a Square Hip Shade. This makes measuring and picturing placement a snap. In fact, taking the panels up and down with the change of seasons is relatively simple. Each arm of the shade is fitted with a glide elbow for fast removal and tightening.
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.
For an even more impressive sail shade look with a hip shade frame, check out the Sand Dollar 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