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Shade structures by Shade Systems Inc. makes the coolest solutions under the sun. Shade Systems is the ideal place to shop for your canopy, tent or shelter. We manufacture and supply canopies, tents and shelters offering solutions to shade you, your family or business from the harsh rays of the sun. Shade Systems manufactures durable and attractive pre-engineered outdoor shade structures designed to protect children and adults as well as property from exposure to the sun's dangerous U.V. rays.
Shade structures by Shade Systems Inc. ARE the coolest solutions under the sun. We are committed to designing and manufacturing outdoor shade systems which meet the customer's objectives for providing protection from the sun's ultra-violet rays, heat, glare, and hail. Our products are built to exacting standards which deliver quality, at a low cost to ultimately provide the customer with high value.
Our manufacturing plant located in sunny South Florida, and serves the counties of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach as well as customers worldwide.
What is a Shade System?
Why are Shade Systems needed?
Because exposure to the sun's harmful U.V. rays is the leading cause of skin cancer and other disorders, outdoor activities can be enjoyed more safely and comfortably under the shade. Shade Systems also protect children and adults from stray fly balls near sports fields.
Additionally, because the remarkable CoolNet™ shade fabric screens up to 99% of the sun's U.V. rays, Shade Systems reduce the deterioration rate of plastics and powder-coat finishes, thereby actually extending the life of the playground equipment being covered. Since playground equipment with its related surfacing represents a very substantial investment, extra years of life actually helps pay for the relatively economical cost of the shade system.
Where are Shade Systems used?
What about durability?
-Heavy-duty Steel Frame
-CoolNet™ shade fabric
How are Shade Systems anchored?
What about vandalism?
How Do You Clean the CoolNet™ Shade Fabric?
Because the CoolNet™ shade fabric is manufactured from High Density Polyethylene, or HDPE, it is naturally very resistant to dirt and does not retain moisture. This means it won't rot or mildew like canvas or other similar products.
However, as it is exposed to dust and moisture over time, the shade fabric may become dirty and appear grey. Periodic cleaning will help stop the build-up of dirt particles. The CoolNet™ shade fabric can be cleaned with a weak concentration of non-abrasive pH neutral detergent in warm water with a maximum temperature of 120 degrees. The detergent must not contain any acidic chemicals or solvents as they can weaken the fabric's resistance to UV radiation. Apply using a long soft bristled mop or brush and rinse with a strong flow of clean water.
To do a thorough job of cleaning, remove the fabric canopy (it's easy with our Turn-N-Slide™ system!) and lay it out on a clean, flat surface. Wash with a hose - do not use a high pressure cleaner. Review the Turn-N-Slide instructions for proper removal procedure if you have a Shade Systems frame-supported system. If you have a Sail system, consult the instructions which came with your product, or call Shade Systems at 1-800-609-6066.
There are many different fabric cleaning solutions available, so it is important to check the ingredients of the cleaning solution to make sure it does not contain any halogens such as chlorine, bromine, iodine, etc., or strong alkaline chemicals and acids. If you are still unsure, ask the manufacturer of the solution to provide a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This will detail all the ingredients of the cleaning solution, and will tell you what solvents, acids or alkaline chemicals are present.
What if we need to remove the CoolNet™ shade fabric for the winter season or in case of hurricane?
It's easy! Just use the provided vandal-resistant wrench to
remove the access cap from each corner of the frame, turn the concealed
bolt, and the patented Turn-N-Slide™
mechanism allows the CoolNet™ shade fabric to come off. To re-install,
re-attach the fabric's cables to the Turn-N-Slide™ hook at each
corner, turn the concealed bolt, and the fabric is tensioned onto the
frame once again.
Click Here to See the Turn-N-Slide Video!
What if we need to remove the CoolNet™ shade fabric from a 'Sail' system?
Sails do not use our Turn-N-Slide, but they are still designed for easy canopy removal! Just turn the single bolt counter-clockwise at each point of attachment to remove the Sail. No messy cables to untangle or thread on your Shade Systems 'Sail' - just one bolt at each attachment point. For more details, see the 'Sail' Specifications page.
What's the difference between the Cafe Umbrella and other Shade Systems products?
Cafe Umbrellas are different because they are collapsible and portable. Other Shade Systems products have removable canopies, but their frames are permanently anchored in the ground with concrete footers. Choose Cafe Umbrellas when portability and flexibility in shading are important, and remember that one of their greatest advantages is that no expensive installation or permitting is required. Cafe Umbrellas arrive mostly pre-assembled, so you can have shade the very same day they are unpacked!
Does the competition offer anything like the Turn-N-Slide™?
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And we have reason to be very flattered, as numerous "imitations" have appeared since Shade Systems introduced the revolutionary Turn-N-Slide™ in 2003. But buyer beware - it's in the details where our competition runs into problems. Just look at all the ways competiting fastening systems fail the smell test:
My playground equipment supplier offers shade canopies attached to the play equipment. Is that okay?
No, it's really not okay. There are several very important reasons to reject this idea of attaching fabric canopies to playground equipment and instead get a proper free-standing shade system. Click Here to See the Top 5 Reasons!
Where can we get more information and pricing?
Shade Systems products are distributed through a nationwide network of independent sales representatives. Your local Shade Systems rep will be able to provide:
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Contact Shade Systems at 1-800-609-6066 to learn more about our shade solutions.