TENSION

STRUCTURES

______________

WHY TENSION STRUCTURES?

These structures are designed with superior quality steel and are virtually maintenance-free. These structures are designed to incorporate a clean and simple Quick Release System. Only a standard wrench is needed to release the cloth.

We offer an array of standard shade structure styles, available in a broad range of shapes and sizes. Many have a modular design concept that can be interconnected to expand shade coverage. Our products are professionally engineered to meet applicable building codes and win load requirements.

Their experienced designers will meet the specific requirements of your application. For architectural needs, we can create a custom shade solution to meet your unique specifications.

If you can dream it. We can build it. We can also design your structure to incorporate solar panels, lighting and more!

 

ENGINEERING

The shade structures are engineered to withstand 115 MPH wind load per 2015 International Building Code (IBC) or 105 MPH wind load per 2017 Florida Building Code (FBC). We recommend cover removal when winds are forecasted to exceed a Category 1 hurricane of 74-95 MPH, 119-153 km/h.

All structures are engineered to withstand 180 MPH wind load with the covers off.

 

ULTRAVIOLET PROTECTION

The tension structure cloth has been tested by International Testing Laboratories, an independent US laboratory. A large number of the colors meet a minimum of 93 percent UV Block as recommended by sun safety organizations and advocates.