Fabric structures reduce temperatures, shelter people from UV radiation, and keep seats cool and comfortable for visitors, patrons, and sports fans attending various events. These amazing sun shields are made to be strong and durable and little maintenance is needed to count on them lasting for many years.
Equally important to their functionality is the aesthetic value they can add municipal, academic, commercial, and residential environments. A wide range of colors is available that can be selected to compliment the specific shades and colors of outdoor architecture.
The need to protect people especially children--from direct sunlight cannot be overemphasized. Are aware of the fact that a single sunburn prior to the age of 13 doubles a humans chances of developing melanoma? Are you aware of the fact that 80 percent of all UV exposure a person receives occurs prior to the age of 18?
Studies have shown that 1 out of every 5 of children who are playing outside right now will grow up to develop skin cancer as adults. Whereas in 1930, the chances of a person developing skin cancer were 1 out of 1500, today these chances are only 1 out of 75. Now is the time for us all to act, because recent studies have shown that melanoma rates have doubled over the past two decades.
Fortunately, something can be done. Fabric shade structures play a vital role in reducing skin cancer rates by reducing exposure to ultraviolet radiation by up to 95 percent.
The fabric used to make shade structures is truly phenomenal. It features a strong weave that lends it a durable texture that is extremely resistant to rough weather. Special treatments also make our fabric resistant to ultraviolet light, and many sun canopies are also fire retardant as well.
Fabric shade structures are used to make all types of outdoor shade structures. In corporate settings, municipal courts, city halls, and college campuses, they can be stretched over sidewalks and patios to create awnings.
Larger canopies can be stretched over entire open areas to create large, shady places. In areas where skylights are used, sun protection screens can also be used for skylight covers that prevent harmful UV radiation from finding its way indoors.
Fabric structures are used in many different applications. They are often employed to add shade to downtown plazas where people congregate for lunch breaks, outdoor music, and conversation.
Fabric structures can shield the eyes of tennis players on tennis courts so they wont miss a crucial shot at the worst possible time. Other athletic facilities also use these canopies to protect and keep bleacher areas free of direct sunlight. This helps fans can better see both the players and the ball in play.
Fabric structures can also spa entire parking lots and prevent car interiors and steering wheel columns from becoming hot to the touch. Car lots will often use sun canopies to keep new models cool and ready for a comfortable test drive. Retail outlets and shopping malls like to also use them to shelter entrances from sunlight to conserve on AC costs.
Companies will stretch fabric shade structures over walkways between buildings so that executives in suits can comfortably walk from building to building in the shade. This keeps heat from ruining dry cleaning and makeup. Public parks often put a sun canopy over pavilions for family reunions, outdoor concerts, and special entertainment venues.
Another very crucial place that always needs a fabric shade structure is a public swimming pool or water park. Water makes human skin very vulnerable to UV radiation. Keeping children and adults sheltered from direct sunlight while they swim is not only sound medical sense; it is also fair and reasonable public service.
Fabric structures can even be used to provide shade for front yards and back yards of private residences.
Some people use them to shield sensitive garden plants from the sun.