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Residential Parking Shade Structures & Canopies

Residential Parking Shade CanopiesCovered Parking & Residential Driveways

Our wide variety of residential parking shade structures and tension fabric canopies include 4-post hips and pyramid style structures, large superspan shade structures, and cantilevered fabric canopies.

These structures are ideal for covered resident or guest parking at condominiums, apartments, and townhouse or town home developments, and residential driveways. Residential fabric parking shade structures are modern, aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and can greatly improve the functionality and curb appeal of any existing or new residential property.

Our fabric roof-systems are typically cable tensioned and we offer a wide selection of fabric and steel powdercoat colors to tie-in with any new or existing residential property. In addition, our residential shade structures and fabric canopies are typically designed to be free-standing, or interconnected with common posts to cover large residential parking lots including vehicle entry and exit spaces.


Covered Parking & Residential DrivewaysCantilever Shade Structures Are Ideal!

The preferred residential parking shade structure solution is a cantilever-style unit which provides excellent coverage for single and double parking rows while minimizing the number of posts required making for easy entry and exit access. We offer several cantilever styles and these structures can typically be interconnected lineally as well as back to back.


Single Arch Cantilever Residential Parking Shade StructureGot A Whole Lotta Parking Spaces To Cover, No Problem!

For larger residential parking lots and covered residential vehicle spaces, we recommend utilizing the 4-Post Hip (available up to 40’x40′ spans), or the 4-Post Superspan Hip (available in up to 60’x60′ spans). Both of these products can be interconnected lineally or back to back to meet the necessary project-specific requirements.

All of our fabric shade structures and tension canopies are pre-engineered to meet most local building code requirements and in most cases are designed to withstand up to 90 MPH wind-loads.


 

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Hotel Parking Shade Canopies

Covered Parking Hotel Shade StructuresCovered Parking For Hotels, Motels, and Resorts!

Hotel parking shade canopies and tension structures are ideal for covering large outdoor hotel parking lots, roof-top hotel parking structures, and hotel entrances. These permanent commercial-grade fabric structures provide excellent sun & hail protection for cars.

Our hotel parking shade canopies are typically designed with cable-tensioned fabrics which create natural curves and shapes making for a modern look with an architectural flare.


Hotel Parking Shade StructuresExcellent Temperature Reduction & Sun Protection!

These shade canopies are ideal for hotel guest parking areas, or employee covered parking lots. Our high density polyethylene mesh fabrics allow for a cool air-flowing environment which is conducive to creating excellent temperature reduction inside the vehicles, while also creating protection from the harmful uv rays of the sun.

Hotel parking shade canopies are not only functional for parking areas, but are also aesthetically pleasing to the eye, which can make for an excellent shaded or featured space at any hotel entrance or drive-up area.


Covered Hotel Parking LotsCovered Hotel Parking Lots!

Our hotel parking shade canopies include Cantilevers, Large Superspan Structures, and the cost-effective 4-Post Hips, and can be interconnected into configurations for large outdoor covered parking spaces.

There can be many factors involved with a large covered parking project so we highly recommend involving one of our experienced and knowledgeable shade experts right from the beginning in the design and engineering phase. This will help ensure we provide you with the right options and ultimate shade solution which meets your requirements and budget.


 

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Single Post Shade Canopies

Single Post Shade Canopies

Our wide selection of single post shade canopies are available in a variety of styles, sizes, fabric, and color options. These single post canopy structures are modern looking and are an excellent solution for covering small outdoor spaces such as waiting areas, walkways, kiosks, entrances, and swimming pool decks.


Single Post Solana Shade CanopySingle Post Solana Canopy

The Single Post Solana is a permanent shade canopy featuring a cantilevered roof-section suspended off of a single column, tensioned between four rafters and a circular crown. This single post shade canopy is available in sizes 12’x12′, 16’x16′, and 20’x20′, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) mesh and/or PVC/PTFE waterproof fabric options, along with several steel powdercoat finish color options.

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Single Post Twilight Shade CanopySingle Post Twilight Canopy

The Single Post Twilight is a permanent shade canopy featuring a beautifully shaped roof-section supported with a single column, tensioned between four rafters and a circular crown. This single post shade canopy is available in sizes 12’x12′, 16’x16′, and 20’x20′, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) mesh and/or PVC/PTFE waterproof fabric options, along with several steel powdercoat finish color options.

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Single Post Aurora Shade CanopySingle Post Aurora Canopy

The Single Post Aurora is a permanent shade canopy featuring an integrated 4-point hypar shade sail, tensioned between four inverted rafters along with additional reinforcement cables. This single post canopy is available in sizes 12’x12′, 16’x16′, and 20’x20′, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) mesh and/or PVC/PTFE waterproof fabric options, along with several steel powdercoat finish color options.

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Single Post Pyramid Shade CanopySingle Post Pyramid Canopy

The Single Post Pyramid is a modern looking permanent shade canopy featuring a pyramid shaped roof-section supported by a single column, tensioned between four roof rafters. This single post shade canopy is available in sizes 10’x10′, 12’x12′, and 14’x14′, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) mesh fabric options, along with several steel powdercoat finish color options.

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Single Post CoolbrellaSingle Post Coolbrella

The Single Post Coolbrella is a permanent shade canopy featuring a circular shaped roof-section supported by a single post, tensioned between several roof rafters. This single post shade canopy is available in sizes 12′ diameter and 20′ diameter, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) mesh fabric options, along with several steel powdercoat finish color options.

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Lifeguard Shade CanopySingle Post Lifeguard Canopy

The Single Post Lifeguard Peak is a permanent shade canopy featuring a rectangular shaped roof-section supported by a single post, tensioned between four roof rafters. This single post shade canopy is available in sizes 8’x9′ and 10’x11′, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) mesh fabric options, along with several steel powdercoat finish color options.

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Fabric Shade Structures vs. Metal Canopies

Fabric Shade Structures vs Metal Canopies

Fabric shade structures have several advantages over metal shade canopies which are often overlooked or sometimes never thought of until it’s too late. Here are some of the main differences between fabric & metal shade structures:


Multi Layer Peak Fabric Shade CanopyTemperature Reduction

Who wants to sit or park a car in an oven? Porous mesh fabric shade structures allow for greater air flow and hot air to rise through the top, whereas metal roofs trap the heat and create an oven-like effect. Fabric shade canopies provide a cool, moderate environment underneath and can greatly reduce the temperature of the usable space as well as that of the inside of a parked vehicle. This is a major advantage of fabric vs. steel or metal roof canopies.


Triangle Peak Fabric Shade CanopyNoise Reduction

How about those loud rain-drops on a metal roof? Fabric shade structures, being much softer than metal, absorb the sound of rain and noise underneath whereas metal canopies cause sound to bounce and reverberate. Fabric shade structures ensure a much quieter, more pleasant environment underneath and around the general area.


Cantilever Fabric Shade StructuresAesthetics

We’ve all seen a metal canopy but there’s no match when it comes to a modern looking architecturally designed fabric shade structure with colors and curves tied into a new or existing area.

At Designs For Shade® we offer combination of fabric and steel powdercoat colors which can be used to contrast each other, or can be closely matched to blend into the overall look of a property.


6-Post Superspan Hip Fabric Shade StructureCost-Effective & Fewer Support Posts Required

Fabric is much lighter than steel. Designs For Shade® offers the widest selection of cost-effective pre-engineered fabric shade structures with up to 60′ spans between posts for some products. Most metal shade canopies are typically engineered for smaller spans between posts due to much heavier structural live-loads to support the heavy roof sections. Lightweight fabric cantilever structures also have a major cost-effective advantage over metal structures due to the weight differential.


Single Post Pyramid Fabric Shade CanopyLongevity

It’s often assumed that a metal canopy will outlast a fabric shade structure. This is more of a myth than reality due to the fact that the only difference is the fabric roof vs. metal roof. The fabrics we use are commercial grade and are made of the highest quality materials available with life expectancies anywhere from 10 to 25 years. Keep in-mind that the fabric can typically be replaced for a fraction of the overall cost of the product.


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Hotel Pool Shade Canopies

Hotel Pool Shade Canopies

Covered Swimming Pools

Our wide selection shade canopies and poolside cabanas are ideal for covering small or large hotel, motel, or resort swimming pool areas including pool decks, outdoor spa areas, jacuzzi’s, or entire swimming pools.

For small to medium size hotel, motel, or resort swimming pools we recommend checking out our shade canopies and multi layer/multi panel fabric structures. These categories include products such as the 3-Post Triangle Peak, the 4-Post Hip, the 4-Post Multi Layer Pyramid, and several others. Interconnected configurations of these fabric canopies provides a natural catinary curved opening between the cable tensioned roof-sections which allows sunlight to project through and across the pool.

For very large hotel & resort-style swimming pools we recommend the 4-Post Superspan Hip (available up to 60’x60′), or the 4-Post Multi-Layer Superspan Peak (available up to 50’x60′). Keep in-mind that these large span structures do require large staging areas and heavy equipment for installation purposes.


Poolside Cabana At HotelPoolside Cabana’s

When it comes to shade for a hotel, motel, or resort swimming pool, there’s no doubt that dedicated poolside cabanas provide guests with the ultimate way to spend their day at the pool.

We all know that each cabana represents a potential direct or indirect profit center. One can sell time, service, food, drinks, and products in these spaces.We also know their are many options in the hospitality industry when it comes to these products, so here’s why you should work with Designs For Shade®: Our experience and expertise in the fabric shade structure industry is vastly more than most. We understand what different types of fabrics can and can’t do. We also understand what structural integrity means and we won’t promise a wind-rating or feature which isn’t possible. We will always be honest, upfront, and stand behind what we offer. With that said, check out our Presidential and Executive Cabanas.


Single Post Coolbrella Covering Hotel Pool DeckCovered Swimming Pool Decks

In addition to our poolside cabanas, various shade canopies, and multi layer/multi panel fabric structures, our permanent shade umbrella canopies and three or four-point fabric shade sails are ideal for hotels, motels, and resort pool decks or surrounding spaces.

We also offer a wide selection of single and double cantilever shade structures which can span over a pool deck and optionally across part of the swimming pool. Our cantilever structures can typically span up to 30′ between posts and project up to 20′ outward. A double cantilever can provide up to a 20′ cantilevered roof section in each direction.


Lifeguard Shade Canopy At Hotel Swimming PoolPermanent Lifeguard Shade Canopy

What’s the biggest fear  when it comes to hotel pool safety and supervision? You guessed it, it’s complacency! Keeping lifeguards cool by the pool adds an extra layer of added safety for guests to enjoy the hotel, motel, or resort experience. We offer an attractive permanent lifeguard solution for this purpose. Be sure to check out our Lifeguard Shade Canopy in our permanent umbrellas section.


 

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Hotel Entrance Shade Canopies & Fabric Structures

Hotel Entrance Shade Canopies & Fabric Structures

Covered Entrances & Walkways

Hotel entrance shade canopies & fabric structures can greatly improve the look, visibility, and appeal of any hotel, motel, or resort entrance or walkway. At Designs For Shade® we offer a wide range of cantilever shade structures, shade canopies, and fabric shade sails which are well suited for hotel entrances and guest walkways. Unlike typical hardwood, metal, or stuccoed shade structures, these fabric canopies and tensile structures will not only differentiate by improving the architectural look and feel, but also provide the added benefit of shade and temperature reduction to areas that would otherwise not be utilized.


Hotel Entrance Walkway Shade SailsCovered Entrance Waiting Areas

Additional revenue and profit centers can be created when guests are drawn to these areas to spend more time in the shade. Another major benefit of a state of the art hotel entrance shade canopy is that it enhances the drive-up temporary parking area and greatly improves on the first impression of the guest, making for an excellent first impression of the hotel, motel, or resort property.

In addition, these shaded entrance canopies can provide excellent shade for bell hop employees, valet desks, and guest waiting areas for shuttles or vehicles.


Guest Parking Shade Canopies At Hotel EntranceCovered Parking Entrances

For hotel entrances, we recommend our line of cantilever style shade structures which provide excellent square footage with a minimal number of posts, and can typically provide sufficient coverage across most drive-up spaces.

Our cantilever structures can typically project to spans up to 20′ and are pre-engineered accordingly. Our large span structures can clear spans up to 60′ between posts which could potentially cover an entire drive-up entrance.


 

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Pool Shade Umbrellas

Pool Shade Umbrellas

Single Post Solana Pool Shade UmbrellaNeed A Pool Shade Umbrella, We Got It!

Permanent pool shade umbrellas are an excellent alternative to traditional market umbrellas which are temporary and have limited lifespans.

These permanent umbrellas will turn any residential backyard, hotel, motel, resort, or assisted living swimming pool into a modern looking outdoor shade oasis.


Single Post Coolbrella Pool Shade UmbrellaKeep It Cool By The Pool!

At Designs For Shade® we offer a wide selection of permanent pre-engineered umbrella canopies with sizes ranging from 10’x10′ up to 20’x20′. We’re committed to providing a friendly and straightforward buying experience which makes shopping for the right pool shade solution easy and hassle-free.

Visit our shop and check out our commercial grade permanent umbrellas for sizes, pricing and color options. These shade canopies are cost-effective, virtually maintenance-free, and can be manufactured and shipped to your door in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.


Single Post Pyramid Pool Shade UmbrellaThese Permanent Pool Shade Umbrellas Will Outlast Any Market Umbrella!

Our permanent umbrellas are made of high quality steel and fabric components, with finishes and connection details built to stand the test of time. Our products are designed with aesthetics and functionality in-mind which can ensure a vast improvement to the architectural look and feel of any outdoor pool area.

We also offer a variety of fabric and frame finish color options which makes tying into any existing color scheme a breeze. These fabric canopy structures will allow customers, homeowners, and guests to enjoy spending more time at the pool in the comfort of some shade and protection from the sun.


 

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Fabric Shade Structures

Fabric Shade Structures

Triangle Peak Fabric Shade StructureNeed A Fabric Shade Structure, We Got It!

Fabric shade structures are modern looking, and are ideal for improving the use and architectural feel of any outdoor area. If you’re interested in fabric shade structures for your hotel, motel, resort, restaurant, residential property, or assisted living community, you’ve come to the right place!

At Designs For Shade®, we offer a wide selection of pre-engineered fabric shade structures, making shopping for the right solution easy and hassle-free.


Fabric Shade Strutcure For Hotel EntranceHigh Quality Fabrics & Materials, Modern Looking, & Built To Last!

Our fabric shade structures, canopies, poolside cabanas, and permanent umbrellas are designed & pre-engineered to withstand high winds to meet most local building code requirements, and are built to withstand the test of time.

With sizes ranging from as small as 10’x10′ up to 60’x60′ and even larger with interconnected configurations, we’re sure to have a fabric shade structure solution to meet the requirements of most site-specific criteria. In addition to our powdercoated steel finished materials, we specialize in a variety of different fabric types including PVC/PTFE waterproof, and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) porous mesh fabrics.

Our fabrics are available in a wide selection of colors. Each fabric is specifically designed, patterned, cut, and sewn/welded for each product.


Fabric Shade Structure ServicesFabric Shade Structure Services, We Got It!

At Designs For Shade® we also offer a wide range of specialized fabric shade structure services including Custom Design, Engineering, Product Renditions, Photo Simulations, Product Specifications, Project Management, Permit Procurement, and Third Party Installation Support from a team of highly qualified, trained, and experienced professionals who specialize in tension fabric shade structures.

We’re committed to each and every shade structure project from concept to completion and we look forward to working with our customers.


 

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Lifeguard Shade Umbrella

Lifeguard Shade CanopyKeep Lifeguards Cool By The Pool!

The lifeguard shade umbrella is a permanent shade canopy solution designed specifically for lifeguard stations around swimming pools at hotels, motels, resorts, private/commercial residential, and assisted living communities. This shade canopy provides excellent sun and shade protection on a year round basis.

Our single post lifeguard shade canopy is pre-engineered for high winds (up to 90 Mph) and is available in a variety of fabric and frame finish color options. Size options are 8’x9′ & 10’x11′ with entry heights up to 14′.

The commercial grade high density polyethylene mesh fabrics we use are porous which allows for air-flow and excellent temperature reduction, keeping the lifeguards cool and alert. Check out our permanent lifeguard umbrella solution for pricing and options.


 

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Residential Shade Sails

Interconnected 3 & 4-Point Residential Shade SailsResidential Shade Sails Are Bright, Colorful, & Attractive

Our 3 & 4 point residential shade sails can be stand-alone or interconnected to transform any residential patio or backyard into an outdoor shade oasis. If you’re looking for high quality commercial-grade residential shade sails, you’ve come to the right place!

We offer a wide selection of sizes, color options, and unmatched quality in workmanship and materials. These residential shade sails are modern and attractive to the eye, which provides an architectural look and feel, and can turn any unused area into usable, shaded, and attractive space.

At Designs For Shade®, our residential shade sails are designed for permanent outdoor use, are pre-engineered for high winds, and can meet most local building code requirements. With sizes ranging from 15′ to 40′ spans between support post connection points, covering a residential backyard, patio, or swimming pool has never been easier.


3-Point Residential Shade SailThe Designs For Shade® Difference

It’s important to note that when shopping for residential shade sails there are many types of inexpensive products on the market which are designed to be attached to existing structures or poles. Unless properly engineered, these types of products can cause structural failure either to the shade sail product itself or to an existing asset, typically due to wind-loads. This is not what we do or offer – instead we offer a free-standing structurally sound and independent shade solution which is designed and engineered appropriately. Our fabric shade sails are designed to be tensioned to a point which provides as little movement as possible to the fabric under a wind load, and our steel posts and connection details are designed and engineered to accept these loads accordingly.


Interconnected 3-Point Residential Shade SailsBigger Is Sometimes Better

Many retailers who do offer steel columns with their shade sails have a tendency to utilize smaller columns to offset costs which makes for a cheaper product, but not necessarily a strong enough product. With this in-mind, there is no compromise on structural loads (i.e. the load is what it is, and the more a fabric is tensioned, the stronger the connection point needs to be), and therefore the columns should always be designed to be strong enough and with a large enough post diameters and wall thicknesses to accept these loads. Our shade sail columns are specifically designed and engineered to provide adequate support for maximum fabric tension in order to accommodate these structural loads.


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Restaurant Patio Umbrellas

Restaurant Patio Permanent UmbrellasNeed A Restaurant Patio Umbrella, We Got It!

Our restaurant patio umbrellas are ideal for any large or small restaurant patio or outdoor eating space, and can greatly improve the curb appeal of an existing restaurant or fast food franchise property.

These commercial grade restaurant patio umbrellas are designed for permanent outdoor use, are pre-engineered to withstand high winds (typically 90MPH to meet most local building code requirements), and are available in a variety of styles, sizes, fabric colors, and steel powdercoat color options.

The Single Post Twilight & Single Post Aurora is available in PVC Waterproof membrane or HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Mesh fabrics. The more cost-effective Single Post Coolbrella and Single Post Pyramid is only available in HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Mesh.


Single Post Pyramid Restaurant Patio UmbrellaModern, Attractive Restaurant Patio Umbrellas Will Draw Customers To The Outdoor Spaces!

Other than the Single Post Coolbrella, all of our restaurant patio umbrellas are designed with a cable-tensioned fabric system which in conjunction with color, creates an architectural look and feel which will greatly improve the look and use of any outdoor restaurant patio area while providing excellent sun protection as well as temperature reduction to the outdoor dining space.

Our restaurant patio umbrellas range in size from as small as 10’x10′ up to 25’x25′ and are available with three different anchor-detail design options. These single post restaurant patio umbrellas umbrellas are designed for permanent use, are durable, built to last, and are made of the highest quality materials and workmanship.


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Fabric Shade Canopies

Fabric Shade Canopies For Swimming PoolsNeed Fabric Shade Canopies, We Got You Covered!

Our permanent fabric shade canopies are available in a wide selection of styles, sizes, and elegant designs. With sizes ranging from as small as 10’x10′ up to 40’x40′, and many customizable & interconnected configuration options, you’ll be sure to find a fabric shade canopy solution to meet your requirements and budget. These fabric shade canopies are ideal for small or large outdoor restaurant patio’s, hotel waiting areas, swimming pools, residential backyards, driveways, assisted living community outdoor spaces, and anything else under the sun.


Barrel Shade CanopyThese Fabric Shade Canopies Keep Things Cool, Colorful, & Modern Looking!

We offer a wide selection of fabric and powdercoat color options which makes it easy and hassle-free for tying into any existing color scheme. Our fabric shade canopies are designed and pre-engineered to withstand high winds to meet most local building code requirements, and are made of high quality steel components with commercial grade fabrics. If you’re looking for an outdoor fabric shade canopy solution for your hotel, restaurant, residential, or assisted living community, you’ve come to the right place! At Designs For Shade® we’re committed to your success and helping you with your fabric shade canopy project.


 

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Permanent Shade Umbrellas

Permanent Shade UmbrellasNeed A Permanent Shade Umbrella, We Got It!

Our permanent shade umbrellas are built with commercial grade steel components, high quality fabrics, and are designed and pre-engineered to withstand high winds.

We offer a wide selection of styles, sizes, fabric colors, and steel powdercoat color options.

Permanent shade umbrellas are ideal for restaurant patios, hotel walkways & entrances, around swimming pools, and residential backyards.

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Fabric Shade Sails

Fabric Shade SailsPermanent, Commercial-Grade Fabric Shade Sails For Hotels, Restaurants, Residential, & Assisted Living Communities.

Our 3 & 4-point fabric shade sails are designed and pre-engineered to withstand high winds, and are available in a wide variety of sizes, fabric colors, and steel powdercoat color options.

Fabric shade sails provide an architectural look and are ideal for hotel walkways & entrances, pool decks and waiting areas, restaurant patios, and residential backyards.

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Hotel Shade Sails

Hotel Shade SailsHotel Shade Sails are ideal for covered walkways, hotel entrances, shaded restaurant patios, and outdoor waiting areas.

These commercial grade permanent hotel shade sails provide a great way to improve the look and functionality of any outdoor recreational hotel, motel, or resort space.

In addition, these hotel shade sails can provide a cooler and more appealing outdoor spaces which will typically draw customers, guests, and patrons to the area causing them to spend more time. This can induce a potential profit center which can provide additional revenue to any outdoor bar, restaurant, patio, entrance, or waiting area.


Interconnected 3 & 4-Point Hotel Shade SailsHotel Shade Sails Are Modern, Attractive, & Versatile!

Our three-point and four-point hotel shade sails are available in many sizes up to 30’x40′ allowing for square, rectangular, or triangular shapes, and can be interconnected to provide the perfect shade solution to tie-in with any existing hotel structures, buildings, or features.

Don’t be fooled by cheap shade sail companies and products – shade sails can only be tensioned from the connection points and there are no counter-loads (i.e. in the opposite direction). This means that in order to get adequate tension in the fabric, a sufficient column size or properly engineered connection-point is required. At Designs For Shade® all of our hotel shade sails are designed and pre-engineered with high quality materials including heavy duty steel posts to accommodate adequate tension to the fabrics.


4-Point Hotel Shade SailHotel Shade Sails Make Outdoor Recreation Areas Awesome!

All of our hotel shade-sails are designed and conservatively engineered to withstand high winds and will meet most local building code requirements. Each structure is built to be freestanding and permanent, is cable tensioned, and is available in a wide variety of steel powdercoat and fabric color options.

The preferred fabric solution is a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Mesh which is seemed and reinforced at all connection-points for added durability. For larger sizes, we always recommend a 4-point shade sail over a 3-point because the fourth point allows for a hypar-sail to be created whereas the fabric will always be in a flat-plane on 3-point sail. This allows for more tension and less wind movement to the fabric under a wind load. A combination of both 3 & 4 point connections usually makes for an excellent architectural statement piece while providing excellent sun protection.

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