Whether your space is long or short, the Rectangle Hip Shade – 8 foot Entrance can bring the cool to it. The sun can be intense and putting a canopy up can reduce its effects. Made from the same resilient compound that coats non-stick cookware, the PTFE fabric can handle the heat. UV stabilized to maintain a brighter hue, the fabric will continue to serve its purpose with minimized color loss. This makes it possible to choose whatever colors fit your venue. With a rainbow of brights and neutrals to pick from for both powder coat paint and fabric, there is a plethora of combinations.
Venues for This Shade
Most outdoor venues can benefit from installing a shade. Basketball will be played longer on courts that put players in the shade. A permanent installation can make outdoor seating easier to utilize especially at high profit areas such as outdoor auditoriums. Playing at the pool can be made more comfortable for parents with a shade that covers a portion of the pool deck. Perhaps most important areas to cover are for play.
Benefits of Using a Shade Over a Playground
Playgrounds are one of the areas of greatest concern. More and more adults are wary about letting children play in the heat. Adding a shade above play equipment is just another way for parents to feel secure about where their children are playing. For schools, especially in sunny areas, shades are almost always advised. The PTFE fiber canopy sharply lowers the temperature underneath it while actively blocking harmful UV rays.
Protect your playground investment. A commercial grade play set can vary in price to as low as three thousand and go above the tens of thousands of dollars. Covering the entire play area with a shade can lessen the wear on the equipment. Sun and water are two of the most devastating forces on the planet. While powder coat painted steel and color stabilized plastic strengthens equipment to these effects, a shade will dramatically increase the life of your playground. Slides, panels and roofs made of plastic can be some of the first to show wear. A shade or canopy can reduce this wear caused by sunlight over time.
The stretched figure of a rectangular hip shade works well over most play equipment. The center most point stretches out for a distance creating a larger high point. This added length can be set to line up with the tallest points on a structure; lessening the need for “roofs” on a structure. Toppers and roofs on a playground structure are there to keep those portions susceptible to wear from the harsh outdoor elements. A fabric shade is able to block UV over a majority if not all of the playground at once far outweighing the area coverage of a smaller cover like a roof or topper.
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 Rectangular 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.
Before placing an order, take the time to look over the color options. Each powder coat paint color offers a full depth of color. Standard colors come in bright to neutral shades or select one of the matte finishes for a more refined look. The fabric comes in a variety of tones as well. They range from dynamic and bold to muted and understated. Both powder coat paint and fabric are UV stabilized for color that stays.
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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