Provide respite from the heat with the Square Hip Shade – 10 foot Entrance. The mid-day sun provides the harshest UV rays and heat. Ironically, that is when people are most likely to be out and about. Not many people enjoy basking in the sun like a reptile making shade a necessity. Whether it’s a tiny baby with sensitive skin or a sun-baked adult, having a break from the heat is always a welcome affair.
Venues for This Shade
Most outdoor venues can benefit from installing a shade. Poolside snack bars and beach chairs are typically shaded. Adding a large shade can provide a durable shade solution over a large area. Restaurants often utilize outdoor seating. A permanent installation can make outdoor seating easier to utilize especially at high profit areas such as wedding venues. Perhaps the most well-known and sought out installation is over play equipment.
Benefits of Using a Shade Over a Playground
Playgrounds are one of the greatest areas of concern. More and more parents are wary about letting their children play in the heat. Adding a shade above a playground at a park, school, or daycare, provides opportunities for kids to play while parents worry less. For schools, especially in sunny areas, shades are almost always advised. The PTFE fiber canopy sharply lowers the temperature underneath it as well as actively blocks harmful UV rays.
Playgrounds present a secondary concern as to the investment put into the equipment. A commercial grade playset can start at prices as low as three thousand and go into the tens of thousands very easily. Covering the entire structure with a shade can protect the initial investment. Sun and water are two of the most devastating forces on the planet. While powder coat painted steel and color stabilized plastic reduces the amount of wear on the actual playground itself, a shade will dramatically increase protection and increase the lifespan of your playground. Plastic is typically the first part of a structure to show signs of wear. This effect is accelerated if it sits in direct sunlight. A shade or canopy can reduce this wear caused by sunlight over time.
The equal-sided figure of a square hip shade works well over most play structures. The center most point peaks at a four-sided joint of steel tubing. This added height can be set to line up with the tallest point on a structure; lessening the need for “roofs” on a structure. Roofs on a playground structure are there to protect portions from the harsh outdoor elements. A fabric shade is able to block UV over a majority if not all of the structure at once far outweighing the area coverage of a “roof.”
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.
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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For an easy to care for option, check out our Square Hip Shade – 10 foot Entrance Easy Removal.
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