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What Is A Shade Structure?

Jun 7, 2008
It is important these days to have a shade structure in our homes, offices, sorts stadiums and in outdoor events. This has been necessitated by the increased heat rate in the world at large. Shade structures were not so much in high demand in the last ten years as they are now.

In case you are wondering what a shade structure is, shade structures are simply overhead canopies and structures meant to protect you and your own from the harsh glare and heat of the sun. They in essence provide a shade where you can sit and still have fun outdoors regardless of the heat of the sun. Shade structures are a lot like homes only without the walls and just the roofing. They are built to create ventilation. So, all you might have in the typical, traditional shade structure are made up of four poles with a tent or a steel roof on top. These poles act as the beam supporting the roof.

There are two major categories of shade structures: The steel roofed shade structure and the Fabric canopy shade structure. They are both useful in their capacities with just some differences. Shade structures are a commonly found ting in almost everywhere now. Thus making it one of the hottest items required and in demand by people who want to build a playground for their kids, a parking lot for visitors and guests, schools and homes.

The first type which is the Steel roofed Shade structure is a common one among places abd people who build it with the long term in mind. This is mostly made of steel sheets and can be found on most community and neighborhood playgrounds and parks, in parking lots all across the globe, in football stadiums, horse racing centers and in office buildings and schools. The purpose of this structure is to ensure longevity. This simply means that it is more like a build-and-forget thing. Once built, it takes at least ten years before another one is required.

In an environment where the climate condition isn't turbulent, you are more likely to find that it can last up to three decades. This is mostly due to the tough nature of steel. The only downside to this is just the cost of building and putting it up. It is usually expensive and since it isn't flexible, you can't just pick any design you want. So, you tend to see that most steel roofed shade structures possess just a basic design.

The second type is the nylon-tension cable canopy. Essentially there are two types of the fabric canopy: the fabric stretched and the aforementioned. The nylon-tension cable company is the more popular and is what is used by people and organizations who have a both a low budget shade structure and aesthetic design in mind.
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