Collection: Cantilever Shades

Collection: Cantilever Shades

Elevate your outdoor spaces with Playtopia Playgrounds' state-of-the-art Cantilever Shades, the ultimate choice for schools, parks, churches, and water parks seeking a blend of functional design and aesthetic appeal. Our cantilever shades are expertly crafted to offer unobstructed space and visibility, making them perfect for a variety of applications, from playgrounds and seating areas to poolside lounges and outdoor classrooms.

Our Cantilever Shades feature a unique design with offset posts, providing maximum usable space underneath the canopy without the interference of columns. This design is ideal for areas where traditional center-post umbrellas are impractical, such as walkways, bus stops, spectator seating, and car parks.

Understanding the diverse needs of our clients, we offer Cantilever Shades in various sizes and styles. Whether you're covering a small outdoor reading area or providing extensive shade for a large gathering space, our shades are customizable to fit your specific requirements. With entry heights available from 8 to 12 feet, and the option for custom dimensions, our shades are designed to accommodate any setting.

Durability and safety are paramount in our design philosophy. Our Cantilever Shades are engineered to withstand harsh weather conditions, including wind gusts up to 150 mph when the fabric is removed, ensuring long-lasting reliability and peace of mind. The optional Glide Elbow™ feature allows for quick fabric removal, facilitating easy maintenance and protection against extreme weather.

Choose from a range of color options to seamlessly integrate our Cantilever Shades into your existing environment, enhancing the aesthetic while providing essential UV protection and cooling shade. Our shades not only improve the functionality of outdoor spaces but also contribute to a more engaging and comfortable environment for everyone to enjoy.

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Products faq's

The duration for acquiring a shade structure can differ based on the design's complexity and the structure type. The process generally divides into engineering and production stages. Typically, engineering takes 2-3 weeks, while production spans 4-5 weeks. Here's a closer look:

Engineering Phase: For custom shades not requiring sealed drawings, generating shop drawings/BOMs and preparing workloads usually takes 2-3 weeks. After this, the order moves to production, and an estimated shipping date is provided for installation planning.

Production Phase: When your order enters the production queue, there's often a backlog of three weeks' worth of shade orders. Building and shipping a standard order typically takes one week, meaning the total time from engineering completion to shipping is around 4-5 weeks. However, specific custom features, like unique powder coat colors, might extend this timeline due to vendor lead times.

Certainly, we can customize our shade structures to adhere to local wind requirements if they surpass our standard specifications, upon request.

The concrete needs for the shade structure vary based on several factors, including the structure's type and size, its location, and the elevation. Bigger structures or those with taller entry points typically require more substantial foundations to accommodate the increased load on the frame. Additionally, we can tailor the foundation design to align with your preferred installation approach, whether that involves a spread footer or a pier footing style.

Our standard shade structures, equipped with fabric, are built to endure sustained winds of 75 mph and 3-second gusts of up to 90 mph. Without the fabric, the frame alone is capable of withstanding winds of up to 150 mph. Should you require it, we can also engineer our structures to withstand even higher wind loads.

Our shade fabrics come with a ten-year limited warranty from the delivery date, covering significant fading, deterioration, breakdown, and damage from outdoor heat, cold, or discoloration. If a fabric replacement is necessary under the warranty, we will produce and deliver a new fabric at no cost during the initial six years. For the subsequent four years, replacements are pro-rated at 18% per annum.