A Step-by-Step Guide to How Custom Canopies Creates the Perfect Shade Solution

Shade structures are a great way to add privacy, protection and interest to outdoor spaces. With many versatile options, it can be challenging to decide what will work best for your site. As a leading custom shade manufacturer, we work closely with our clients every step of the way, to make sure the finished shade structure is tailored to your project needs and built to last. Keep reading to learn more about the Custom Canopies Shade Structure Process, from initial concept to finished installation.

Step 1: Collaboration

The first step is to take the time to understand your project, your budget and your specific needs. Once we have all of the information we need to create your perfect shade solution, we let you know what will happen at every stage of the process.

Step 2: Design

With your goals in mind, our industry-leading design team will design a custom tension shade system to fit your needs. With 240 color combinations available, our experts will help you narrow your choices down, to create the perfect shade solution for your space.

Step 3: Specifications

Next, we’ll provide you with all of the technical details you need for your project. We will produce a site-specific engineering drawing complete with calculations for you to review and approve.

Step 4: Build

Once approved by you, we use cutting-edge machinery and high-spec durable materials to manufacture your shade. We use Alnet Extrablock shadecloth and custom-engineered powder coated steel frames to create a shade that is built to last.

Step 5: Delivery

We have distributors across the USA who will deliver and install your shade on site. If you prefer self-installation, we can ship your order in complete kit form with detailed instructions so it can be easily installed with basic hand tools.

Step 6: The Future

Our Shade Structure Process does not end at delivery and installation! Because we use only the highest quality materials, you can have complete peace of mind that your new shade structure is built to last. Our steel frames are rust and corrosion resistant, require no maintenance, and carry a 20-year prorated warranty. Our Alnet Extrablock shade cloth fabric meets the industry’s highest and most difficult certifications and comes with a 10-year warranty. Should you ever need us, our highly-trained customer service team is here for you.

As the leading manufacturer of quality canopies, sails, and umbrellas for commercial needs, you can trust Custom Canopies to make the process of designing and installing your shade structure simple and fast. Contact us today to get started!