Collection: Sail Shades

Collection: Sail Shades

Discover the elegance and practicality of Playtopia Playgrounds' Sail Shades, designed to elevate the aesthetics and functionality of outdoor spaces at schools, parks, churches, and water parks. Our Sail Shades are not just a shade solution; they're an architectural statement that blends seamlessly into any environment while providing essential UV protection and comfort.

Crafted with precision, our Sail Shades offer a dynamic and flexible solution for a wide range of outdoor areas. Whether you're looking to create a shaded oasis in a playground, add a stylish protective cover over seating areas, or provide a cool, comfortable environment for outdoor activities, our Sail Shades are the perfect choice.

The versatility of our Sail Shades lies in their customizable design. Engineered to fit the unique contours and specifications of your space, these shades can be adapted to various sizes and shapes, ensuring a perfect fit for even the most irregular areas. The strategic placement of columns allows for maximum usability of the space beneath, offering unobstructed views and free movement.

Durability meets design with our Sail Shades. Made with high-quality, weather-resistant materials, they are built to withstand the elements while maintaining their vibrant colors and structural integrity. The unique tensioning system of our sails ensures a taut, secure fit that stands up against wind and weather, offering long-lasting protection and peace of mind.

Our Sail Shades come in an array of colors, allowing you to match or complement your existing decor or branding. They not only provide essential sun protection, reducing UV exposure and creating cooler environments but also enhance the visual appeal of your outdoor spaces, making them more inviting and enjoyable.

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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.