Fabric Sun Cover Structures | Shade Protection
“From this experience (2004 Hurricane Frances), I am convinced fabric structures are a great idea. Not only are they economical to have designed and installed, they are able to withstand weather that will damage other types of permanent structures.”
Kent Foreman, Landscape Architect & Designer
Harmony Development Corporation
Fabric Architecture Magazine January 2005
Unlike other building materials, fabric sun cover structures cool by creating air movement. Hot air rises between the knitted High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) yarns without getting trapped inside. This air convection enables inside temperature to drop up to 20 degrees!
They provide permanent sun protection for people, inventory, and equipment. The fabrics are also water-resistant. Over 90% of rain sheds during intense storms. Given proper pitch, only fine mist passes between yarns during downpours.
We engineer structures to local building code using stringent fabric shade structure design specifications.
Product and construction costs are minimized because structures are prefabricated, powder coated, & sewn in manufacturing plants specialized in fabric sun cover structures. There’s no field welding, painting, or sewing.
That’s why the installed price of fabric sun cover structures is less than alternative building materials of comparable size and quality. This is particularly true with cantilever shade structures because fabric weighs much less less than other roofing materials.
The structural steel supports electrical appliances such as lights, speakers, video monitors, fans etc.
See Fabric Shade Structure Video of commercial applications throughout California.