Commercial Shade Solutions for Schools and Daycares


The desert climate in Arizona provides a lot of direct sunshine throughout the year, and with this, there’s also a high risk of sun damage and other heat related issues. Keeping this in mind, outdoor shade becomes a bare necessity, especially at school campuses, daycare facilities and basketball / sports courts around the Valley to protect people and children from the heat and sun damage that is so prevalent here in Arizona.

Shade ‘N Net of Arizona has been in operation for 25 years, and we’ve helped numerous schools and parks throughout Arizona provide a safer and cooler environment for kids, students and adults. We offer several commercial shade solutions in Arizona designed to shade and protect folks from the harsh desert sun.


The Best Sun Shade for Schools of all Levels

Best Sun Shade for Schools

Our shade structures have multiple applications for sun protection at school for all levels of grades from Kindergarten play areas to outdoor seating at the area college. Many outdoor play areas can benefit from the coverage of a shade structure for schools:

  • Swing sets
  • Playground equipment
  • Sand pits
  • Preschool structures
  • Spectator seats / Bleachers
  • Basketball courts


Regardless of your unique sun protection needs, Shade ‘N Net can provide a shade structure to help you and your students. We offer shade sails and 4-post shade structures. All of our structures come in a vast range of shapes, colors, and sizes. We’re committed to all aspects of children’s safety: Padded safety pole covers are available to protect children from bumping into the posts of a shade structure.


The Best Sun Shade Structures for Day Care

Shade Structures for Day Care

Daycare centers across Arizona in particular are recognizing the benefits of shade structures on their premises. At Shade-N-Net, we provide many options to help set your childcare / daycare business apart from the competition. We offer a variety of models in multiple shapes and sizes, and we’re very confident we can meet the unique needs of your childcare facility. With one or more of our shade structures in place, the children at your center will be able to play outside in a cool and comfortable shaded space. We’re the experts in sun shade structures for daycare centers and other childcare settings. Our most popular commercial shade structure for schools and day care facilities is a shade canopy. Also known as a playground canopy or awning, this four to six-post structure is covered by a breathable mesh shade material that works really well blocking rays of the sun and heat. The shade material is designed to block up to 94% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, which helps reduce the risk of sunburn, skin cancer and heat exhaustion.


Go with Shade in Arizona and Beat the Heat!

The shade provided by the structure also creates a cooler environment under the actual shade canopy. If installed over play equipment, it helps keep the equipment cooler to the touch, so one doesn’t burn their skin, while also helping to prevent the equipment’s color from fading and material from overall decay. Thinking back to your playground days, metal and plastic got blistering hot! So by having a shade structure covering the equipment, it helps cut down just how hot the equipment actually gets and makes it more comfortable for active play and sport. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, schools today are reaching out seeking shade solutions for student drop-off and pick-up areas, so they are ready when school begins. Just recently, we installed an umbrella-style shade canopy at a local high school, it turned out awesome! These are permanent single-column structures where colors can be customized for you. This is a space saving option that provides plenty of shade to cover students while they congregate and wait for school to start / be picked up after or before school. Additionally, according to Arizona Addiction and Wellness, shade is recommended over direct sunlight is the choice for protecting mental health issues in Arizona.

No matter what your daycare or school campus size or need, we can create a custom shade structure delivering a striking and noticeable positive impact for your educational facility and/or any commercial facility. We work directly with school districts, school administration, parent teacher organizations, daycare facility managers, public parks and all commercial types of business.

Shade ‘N Net commercial shade canopies are fabricated to impress and deliver excellent shade coverage for you and your business. We are BBB A+ Rated company and come highly recommended by local contractor organizations. Call 602.484.7911 to get a FREE on-site consultation today!