Planning your custom shade project can be somewhat of a difficult undertaking. At Creative Shade Solutions, we are a one-stop-shop for design, fabrications and installation for our commercial projects. Our goal is to help make your shade sail project as easy as possible. Here are a few things you should know when planning a custom shade project.

Understand Your Goals and Needs

Will the shade cover a parking lot or playground? Are you trying to improve the appeal of a commercial space or maximize the shade? While these things are simple enough, thinking through your main goals and understanding the main purpose of the structure will help us, help you.

Determine Your Budget

It’s always a good idea to determine a realistic budget in parallel with your planning process.  In addition to the structure don’t forget about any engineered sealed drawings and permit and permit application fees.

When it’s time to quote the project, get a few quotes and compare. If you are looking or the highest quality and best price, send us over the quote. We have a best price guarantee and will beat any existing quote.

Assess the Area

Take a look at our “How to measure an area for your shade sail” resource. Measuring the space correctly is an important part of the process and will help us to give you the most accurate estimate. We recommend you measure from the attachment point of the shade sail for the best measurements.

If you are not sure of the exact area, let us know and we may be able to help point you in the right direction.

Photos of the area can also be helpful, especially if paired with an aerial sketch of your attachment points and the dimensions.

Permits and Building Codes

When planning your project don’t forget about permits and building codes. Whether you are in Florida or Georgia our shades are engineered and installed to meet your local building codes. But you will want to check with your local municipality building department on permit requirements.

Custom Shade Sail Projects

If you have any questions about your custom shade sail project, please give us a call. We service all 50 states and our structures are used all over the United States and Canada. When you work with us, there is no middleman and you save money as a result, and we have a proven track record.

We are locally owned an operated and our commercial shade sails and structures are made in Tarpon Springs Florida.

If you are ready for a quote, please take 30 seconds to submit a little information about your project and we will get back you as soon as possible.