How to choose your summer shade system

How to choose your summer shade system

It is noticeable how many more enquiries we receive about sails, awnings and umbrellas, or our Fabric Collection as we like to call it, once the sun starts shining. People’s thoughts naturally turn to enjoying the outdoors once the weather improves. For schools and hospitality outlets the key is to give access to the outside but to do that in a way that is safe for pupils and customers. That means UV protection and solid installations that will last.

Fabric Blog2There is no better way to enjoy the warmer weather than under a colourful, high quality shade system. Our made for shade options include:

  • Shade sails
  • Awnings
  • Tensile fabric structures

There are some key points to consider when making your choice.

For shade sails it is important to know that we will not fix them to an existing building or brickwork as the sales could harm the structural integrity of the building. You therefore need to ensure that there is space for posts to be installed. This will ensure that you shade sail is safe, robust and creates the stand out statement that you want it to.

When considering a shade sail you should make sure that material is the strongest available and that where it is attached to the posts the cloth is stitched using a heavy duty locking stitch and the corners are reinforced for strength.

Another important consideration for commercial originations is the ability to add your branding to your shade system. This might simply be in the form of appropriate colours but could go through to logo’s and graphics. Remember though how much will be visible to your customers before you get too carried away! We can give you guidance on the options.

The Able Fabric Collection includes awnings that provide flexible shade when you need it. With a huge choice of fabric colours, plus the option of manual or electronic operation, awnings are a practical choice to provide that all important sun protection and temperature control.

Tensile Fabric structures are a popular option as they provide reliable UV protection, waterproofing and excellent durability. They work well in commercial environments where protection of customers, staff and equipment is required. They are a stylish alternative that will allow you to make the most of the warmer weather and provide the all-round protection required for a British summer!

For more details on the Able Fabric Collection visit:

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Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install commercial grade canopies, shade sails,
awnings and shelters across the UK. We specialise in servicing the education, leisure,
healthcare and retail sectors and have extensive experience working with
schools, councils, architects and contracting firms.
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