Shade Sails Canada

Hip Structures

A framed fabric structure comprises shade fabric tensioned over a steel frame. They come in symmetrical shapes, such as squares and rectangles and their lengths, widths and heights are fully customizable. Framed structures create large amounts of shade with minimal design or engineering and are easy to assemble and disassemble. These structures are permanent, however, depending on the footings, their position can be adjusted after the initial installation if required. These structures are particularly popular with playgrounds, swimming pools and any other space providing maximum shade for participants or users of a space.

  • All-Weather
  • Extendability
  • Stainless Steel Perimeter
  • Install Required
  • Large Span
  • Minimal Footings
  • Retrofit
  • Marine-Grade Hardware
  • $33 CAD per square foot

    Minimal Footings

    The force of the tensioned fabric is spread throughout the steel frame, therefore the required footings are much less extensive than a free-span structure. For applications where the structure is installed on a substantial surface like concrete or asphalt, we can bolt the steel frame to the existing surface. For less substantial surfaces like grass, smaller footings are required but significantly smaller than the size of those of a free-span structure. In addition, the steel used for framed structures is much thinner than those used for a free-span structure.

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