About Us

Designs For ShadeHeadquartered in Ladera Ranch, CA, Designs For Shade® is a premium retailer and distributor of outdoor fabric shade structures. We offer a diverse, modern looking, state of the art product line designed to meet almost any outdoor shade solution requirement.

We aim to ensure a straightforward and hassle-free buying experience. Our structures & canopies are typically designed and pre-engineered for high winds, can meet most local building code requirements, and are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors.

We also understand that each shade structure project has unique requirements and attention to detail is critical for success. Whether you place and order online or request a quote, rest assured our expert staff will work with you from concept to completion, to provide an ultimate shade solution which meets your requirements.

With over 20-years of specialized industry experience, along with proven design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution procedures, we will ensure the highest level of service, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Our Products

Our wide selection of fabric shade structures include Shade Canopies, Shade Sails, Multi Layer/Multi Panel Fabric Structures, Permanent Umbrellas, Poolside Cabana’s, Large Span Shade Structures, and Cantilever Shade Structures. Most of these products can be purchased online, or feel free to contact us for a custom quote or if you require assistance.

Our Services

We offer a broad spectrum of services including Custom Design, Engineering, Product Renditions, Photo Simulations, Product Specifications, Project Management, Permit Procurement, and Third Party Installation Support. As part of our proposal development process, simple conceptual design and/or layout drawings are always available upon request.

Industries We Cover

Our products and services are currently available for:

Fabric Shade Structures & Canopies For Anything Under The Sun!

At Designs For Shade® we specialize in covering a variety of applications such as entrances & walkways, hotel swimming pools, covered vehicle parking lots, residential driveways, backyards, patio’s, playgrounds, covered restaurant dining area’s, common spaces, assisted living courtyards & waiting areas, car wash detail areas, and anything else under the sun.

We provide highly qualified direct sales and customer service support to address questions and keep you informed on progress from beginning to completion on all projects. We look forward to working with you!

“Our structures are proudly made in the USA”


  • Commercial Grade, Durable, & Built To Last
  • Pre-Engineered For High Winds & Approvable For Most Local Building Code Requirements
  • High Quality Materials & Workmanship
  • Many Fabric Options Including High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Mesh, PVC Waterproof, & PTFE Waterproof Fabrics
  • Wide Selection Of Styles, Sizes, & Color Options Available
  • Versatile & Customizable For Semi-Custom To Full Design-Build Applications


  • Fabric Shade Structures Are Modern Looking, Aesthetically Pleasing, & Highly Functional
  • Excellent Shade & Temperature Reduction
  • Virtually Maintenance-Free
  • Large, Small, & Interconnected Configurations Available
  • Commercial Grade HDPE Fabrics Offer Up To 96% UV-A & UV-B Sun Protection
  • Wide Selection Of Pre-Engineered Products Which Can Be Customized For Site-Specific Sizes And Configurations


  • Walkway Shade Canopies & Shade Sails
  • Cantilevered and Large Span Shade Structures For Driveways & Covered Parking Lots
  • Permanent Patio Shade Umbrellas For Courtyards, Shaded Dining Areas, & Outdoor Cafe’s
  • Swimming Pool Shade Canopies & Poolside Cabana’s
  • Permanent Playground Shade Structures
  • Architecturally Designed Custom Tension Structures