shade covers and umbrellas block UV rays and directly address rising
concerns about the potential of ultraviolet light exposure to cause skin
cancer. The best in modern
technology and the best in convenient installation is combined in a number of
model design that address the needs of specific organizations and
shades are more cost effective than the traditional metal and wood shade
covers in the past. They are made
of a patented fabric called Sun-Tec® that retards 95 percent of the harmful UV
rays of the sun. Adults and
children alike can have more time outside without having to worry about sunburn
or the long-term risk of skin cancer.
One advantage that theseoutdoor
shade covers offer over umbrellas is their ability to cool down
temperatures. The netting design of
the fabric allows hot air ti rise through it, keeping the air and ground beneath
the canopy a consistent 20 degrees cooler than the air above it.
With metal and wood, heat
actually increases under the cover because the hard surface traps the heat and
radiates it back downward toward the ground.
An even greater cost benefit
offered by these overhead shades is the protection of non-organic material. Plastic and paint will be less likely to
degrade because direct sunlight is not striking their surfaces.
Cantilever shade covers
feature a unique design that eliminates the need for supporting posts on two of the four corners.
This is ideal for large outdoor events and parks where maximum access and
visibility are important.
Many organizations prefer
something smaller and more attractive than an outdoor shade cover. Umbrellas
serve these purposes quite well.
Not only are they something with which we are all familiar, but they are
extremely utilitarian and can be highly decorative as well.
Coffee shops, patio cafes, and
small pubs love umbrellas for their ability to instantly compliment exterior
décor and create a sense of private, individual shading for each and every table
Perhaps no organization,
however, benefits from them more than swimming pools. Because people want some controlled
exposure to sunlight to work on their tan, umbrellas gives people respite from
the sun any time they, yet they keep them only inches away from getting back
into the light if they want to tan further.
Like outdoor shade covers,
umbrellas are most commonly made of fabric. This fabric is of a high commercial
grade that is designed to weather all sorts of temperature and seasonal
extremes. Strong winds will not
tear it, and heavy downpours of rain will not collapse its structure.
In humid areas where mildew
and mold are concerns, the fabric must also be resistant to spores to prevent
the buildup of these fungi on its surface.
Finally, fabric umbrellas
must also have UV inhibitors to block color fading and fabric
Some companies, however, do
not need the heavy duty performance of an outdoor shade cover or fabric
umbrellas. For these organizations,
vinyl is an attractive alternative.
Although not as durable as fabric, the vinyl has a measure of wind
resistance due to a wind vent at the top.
umbrellas, on the other hand, are super wind resistant and should be used in
coastal areas where gale force winds often sweep in from the sea. These are very large umbrellas as well,
measuring 7 to 8 feet across, and highly UV resistant to offer plenty of
protection from the sun.
XPB Lockers carries a wide
variety of commercial
signage, steel metal
metal benches and commercial
restroom equipment delivered
nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll
free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for
you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located
throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including
New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas,
Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM,
Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville
AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX,
Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston,