Ever met someone who enjoys standing in the sun or rain for hours on end? Probably not. People like the option of having a roof over their heads, even when they’re outdoors. And with shade canopies, you can provide sweet relief from sun and rain in just about any environment, even where space is limited. As we trudge through another sweltering Texas summer, this is a perfect time to explore the benefits of adding shade canopies to your area.

Blocking harmful UV rays

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can not only cause a nasty sunburn; they’re also a major risk factor for most skin cancers. Sun shades provide safety from damaging UV rays in numerous environments:

  • In pool areas, where families can escape the sun between dips in the water
  • At kids outdoor playgrounds and play spaces, where kids can take breaks to prevent sunstroke
  • In outdoor seating areas, where visitors can stay longer without having to worry about sunburn
  • In automotive detail areas, where employees can get the job done while keeping their skin safe from UV damage

Boosting outdoor businesses

When you install shade canopies at your outdoor business, it helps attract more people by offering relief from the sun and a place to stay dry in case of a sudden cloudburst. Furthermore, by providing a more comfortable environment, you’ll encourage customers to stay longer and spend more.

Serving multiple purposes

Shade canopies are durable, built to withstand even harsh weather conditions, and can be used for a variety of purposes. For instance, they can shelter fragile plants at nurseries or protect automobiles or boats from the paint damage that can be caused by extended exposure to direct sunlight.

Improving the look of your space

Because of their clean lines, shade canopies fit beautifully with most environmental designs, and they can add a refreshing pop of color to your pool area, picnic area, or just about any commercial outdoor space. These hardworking assets can improve the “eye appeal” of your area, which will attract more customers.

Ready to discover the practical beauty of shade canopies for your outdoor area? Explore our products and let us know what we can create for you!

With school out and summer now in full swing, kids will be heading to their local playgrounds for some fun in the outdoors. And while it’s wonderful to see children enjoy the carefree days of the summer season, we also have to remember to put safety first. Fortunately, taking a few simple steps can help ensure your playground offers a safe place to play all summer long.

Check Your Equipment

Your playground equipment will be under extra stress with the increased use that typically occurs during summer months. Give all surfaces and connections a thorough check to make sure they’re up to the task. Also, check your safety surfacing to make sure you offer adequate protection against injuries from falls.

Keep the H2O Flowing

It’s easy for kids to get dehydrated running around in the Texas heat, so make sure your water fountains are in good working condition.

Keep the Bugs at Bay

When temps go up, the bugs come out, placing kids at a higher risk for painful insect bites. Check the kids outdoor playground area regularly for fire ants and wasp nests, and deal with them promptly. Also, standing water can be a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes, so make sure the area has adequate drainage.

Offer Some Shade

Give parents and kids a shady place nearby where they get out of the sun and enjoy the breeze. If space is limited, consider a simple shade canopy.

Educate Parents

Send a flyer to the parents in your community with some summer safety tips for families enjoying your playground. Remind them about the importance of things like sunscreen, appropriate footwear (i.e. no bare feet), hydration, and insect repellent.

Here’s to a happy — and safe — summer for all!



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