Four Outdoor Amenities that Are Better with Shade
Our Shade Structure Services Include:
- Fully Engineered Structures
- Sealed Engineering Plans for all 50 States
- Engineering & Design Assistance
- 30 to 45 Days for Structure Delivery After Receipt of Order and Submittal Approval
- Multi Foundation Designs for all Geotechnical Requirements & Soil Conditions in all Regions
- Site Specific Engineering Assistance for Special Site Conditions Included with Order
- Structures Engineered to Withstand 115 MPH Wind Load per current International Building Code (IBC) & Florida Building Code (FBC)*
- All Structures Frames Engineered to Withstand 180 MPH Wind Load with Covers Off
*Apollo Sunguard recommends cover removal when winds forecasted to exceed a Category 1 hurricane of 74-95 MPH, 119-153 km/h.
Whether you want to attract buyers, renters or guests, outdoor amenities are what make the first impression and cause your property to stand out. Add to or update your location with today’s most popular outdoor amenities, but don’t forget the shade! The lure of sunny days enjoyed in the fresh outdoors draws people in, but shady respites from the sun’s heat keep people coming back.
1. Shaded Pool Decks
According to a survey commissioned by Airbnb, swimming pools are the number one desired amenity by travelers. And who doesn’t want that vacation vibe at home, too? A beautiful swimming pool and lounge area can make your property feel like a resort, but adding poolside shade makes the area truly enjoyable.
By blocking the sun’s UV rays and dropping temperatures up to 20 degrees, Apollo Sunguard shade structures allow pool-goers to enjoy the experience without worrying about sunburn and overheating.
Apollo sunshades come in many different colors and styles to add function and flair. With 32 different types of structures, 17 fabric colors and 11 frame colors, finding the right combination for your property is easy. Of course, you can always take it up a notch with a custom design created by our designers and engineers specifically for your location.
Visit our Aquatics Gallery for ideas.
2. Shaded Playground Areas
For those with young children, playground space is important. Outside play areas create opportunities for exercise and social interaction, but safety is always a top concern. Shade structures protect children from the sun’s dangerous UV rays and scorching playground equipment, which can reach more than 150 degrees in direct sunlight. Those temperatures are high enough to cause second- or third-degree burns on children’s delicate skin.
In addition to installing shade structures for new playground areas, Apollo Sunguard invented and patented a design that retrofits existing equipment with obstacle-free playground shade. Apollo Sunguard offers the largest attached shades in the industry, providing maximum sun protection.
Learn more on our Parks and Recreation page.
Visit our Parks and Recreation Gallery.
3. Shaded Outdoor Recreation Areas
Shaded outdoor recreation areas are not just for kids! Bocce ball, pickleball and shuffleboard courts are popular with more mature residents and can be a main selling point for your community.
One shade possibility is the Apollo Sunguard Titan, a large square or rectangular shade that is specifically designed and engineered to span a large open area such as a tennis or basketball court. These shades reduce glare and sun blindness, so playing and watching outdoor sports is more enjoyable, cool and comfortable.
Smaller structures can be used to shade benches and seating areas near game courts, walking trails and outdoor fitness areas, providing spots to rest and relax out of the sun.
Visit our Amenities Gallery to see the possibilities.
4. Shaded Parking
Residents and guests want parking to be convenient, and shaded parking is the ultimate in convenience. Shade for parking lots lowers vehicle temperatures inside and out and provides protection from sun damage, such as fading and cracking, as well as damage from rain and hail.
The interior of cars parked under shade can be up to 100 degrees cooler than cars parked in the sun. That’s a difference that not only extends the life of the vehicle, it cuts down on the energy needed to cool the vehicle – and keeps your residents and guests happy.
Apollo Sunguard shade structures also slow down the deterioration of pavement, reduce maintenance needs, and can be combined with lighting, solar panels and EV charging stations.
Learn more about Parking Lot Shade.
View the Parking Gallery.
Protect Your Investment in Amenities
In addition to increasing comfort and safety, shade also provides asset protection. Reducing UV exposure and sun damage preserves the quality and lifespan of outdoor surfaces, furniture, equipment and property. Apollo shades are designed and engineered to comply with the latest local and national building code requirements, and they come with the shade industry’s leading warranty – a 20-year warranty on the steel framework and a 15-year warranty on the fabric.
Contact Apollo Sunguard
By adding popular outdoor amenities and enhancing them with beautiful and functional shade structures, you can increase the overall appeal and functionality of your property. For more information on enhancing your outdoor amenities with Apollo Sunguard sun shades, contact us at 941-925-3000 or at [email protected].