We offer a variety of shade structure shapes, sizes and models to give singular or complex shade configurations to suit both commercial and residential shade solutions. We work with Architects and Landscape Architects from project origin to retail customers through both custom shade structures and standard shade solutions. Our fabric cable tension canopies are available in our popular 4-post, T-post shade structures, cantilever shade canopies, extreme span, umbrellas, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, shade sails to fit any outdoor space that requires shade.
Shade structures have become a viable option to provide fabric shade solutions in place of traditional methods of steel, wood, canvass and carports. The key difference that shade structures offers is that we use UV stabilized polyethylene shade netting resulting in maximum benefits for outdoor shade applications.
Our UV stabilized polyethylene is constructed with UV pellets that are included in the extrusion process of the make-up of the polyethylene fibers that comprise the shade structure canopy. This stabilizer inclusion ensures that shade netting withstands degradation by the sun outdoors. We are able to thus guarantee the longevity of our fabric structures for 10 years against fading, rotting and mildew.
Shade netting meets the following fire resistance tests:
– ASTM E84
– NFPA 701-97
– CA Fire Marshal Rating Title 19. Section 1237
We usually provide for installation tensions at 20% of the ultimate strength of the cable. Not Advisable to affix shade structure to side of house.
Our shade canopies are sewn with double stitching using GORE Tenara Sewing Thread manufactured from 100% expanded PTFE: mildew resistant exterior approved thread.
Our sewing thread meets or exceeds the following: