Solar Shade USA Rich Hill, MO

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer: Polyfab USA
Supplier: Trivantage LLC

Engineer Company 1
Solar Shade USA

Design Company
Solar Shade USA

Architect Company
Solar Shade USA

Fabrication Company
Solar Shade USA

Project Manager Company
Solar Shade USA

Installation Company
Solar Shade USA

Please describe the project specifications

Design a building code complaint shade structure that will shade three distinct outdoor areas at a residence.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

Customer is sensitive to sunlight and wished to enjoy their outdoor facilities in the shade.

What is unique or complex about the project?

Customer wanted an aesthetically pleasing, functional and cost effective solution that is user friendly. The centenary tension method utilizes synthetic cable to reduce damage to fabric. The rotation mechanism is dependent on UHMPE for a very low friction movement along with rotation indexing every 22.5 degrees. The selection of Comtex shade fabric provides excellent UV protection

What were the results of the project?

A single column, 16 ft. diameter hexagon, cantilever umbrella with 360 degree canopy rotation. By rotation of the canopy shade can be over the pool, the hot tub or deck seating. Sun movement study determined optimum location of the product. Comtex HDPE fabric is patterned for tension off the steel members with synthetic perimeter cable attached to tension mechanisms at the end of each arm for easy installation & removal. Optional side drop shade panel for use when sun is low. Galvanized and powder coated steel with 316 stainless hardware, visual appeal, quality materials, 90 MPH wind design and 10 year warranty provide long term service.

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