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Metal Shade Structures

Metal Shade Structures are a sure way to keep people and outdoor furniture covered in any weather condition, including sunny, rainy, snowing, or hail. Our all American-made park shelters are completely constructed from industrial-grade steel: ASTM A-500 Grade B/C Frame Tubing and ASTM A-36 Roof Plates. This provides strength for these metal roof shade structures to withstand wind gusts of 90 mph and snow loads of 20 PSF! Standard shelters are available in many different shapes and sizes to fit any space, including square, hexagon, octagon, rectangle, gable end, dugout, cantilevered, trellis, kiosks, mini shelters, and privacy shelters. Great for schools, businesses, churches, and wedding venues. Consider adding an electric access package that adds cuts into the frame to route wiring for lighting, fans, or speakers! We also offer cupola and duo-tops for additional style! All steel shelters are custom priced depending on installation location, so request a quote today!

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Benefits of Metal Shade Shelters

Metal shade structures offer a range of benefits across various applications due to their durability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal. Here are some of the key advantages:

  1. Durability: Metal, especially materials like steel and aluminum, is highly durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, including rain, snow, wind, and intense sunlight. This durability ensures that the shade structure will have a longer lifespan compared to structures made from other materials.

  2. Strength and Stability: Metal shade structures are known for their strength and stability. They can support larger spans without the need for as many support columns, making them suitable for creating large shaded areas without obstructive pillars.

  3. Customization: Metal can be easily manipulated and shaped into various forms, allowing for a high degree of customization. This makes it possible to design shade structures that match specific architectural styles or fulfill unique design requirements.

  4. Low Maintenance: Metal shade structures typically require minimal maintenance. They are resistant to pests, rot, and decay, which can be issues with structures made from wood or other organic materials. Regular cleaning and occasional inspections are usually sufficient to maintain their appearance and functionality.

  5. Fire Resistance: Metal is inherently fire-resistant, making metal shade structures a safer choice, especially in areas prone to wildfires or where fire safety is a concern.

  6. Variety of Finishes: Metal shade structures can be finished with various coatings, paints, or finishes that enhance their appearance and provide additional protection against corrosion. This allows for customization in terms of color and texture.

  7. Quick Installation: Metal shade structures are often pre-fabricated and assembled on-site, which can lead to quicker installation times compared to other materials that might require more complex construction processes.

  8. Sustainability: Many metal shade structures can be made from recycled materials, contributing to sustainability efforts by reducing the demand for new raw materials. Additionally, metal can be recycled at the end of its life, further minimizing environmental impact.

  9. Cost-Effectiveness: While metal shade structures might have a higher upfront cost compared to some other materials, their long lifespan, low maintenance requirements, and other benefits can make them cost-effective over the structure's lifetime.

  10. Versatility: Metal shade structures can be used in a variety of settings, including outdoor seating areas, playgrounds, parking lots, walkways, public spaces, and more. Their versatility makes them suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

  11. Aesthetic Appeal: The modern and sleek appearance of metal can add an aesthetic touch to outdoor spaces. With various design options and finishes available, metal shade structures can complement the overall design of a space.

  12. Weather Protection: Metal shade structures provide effective protection from the sun's harmful UV rays, helping to reduce heat and provide a more comfortable environment for people to enjoy outdoor spaces.