Cantilevered Shade Structures

Maximum Visibility With Minimum Obstruction

Cantilevered shade structures are the best solution for outdoor areas where columns can present an obstruction or a hazard, such as at pool deck areas, carports, driving ranges and bleachers. A cantilever is beam-supported only at one end, with load carried over the overhanging, and provides a clear space underneath the beam without any supporting columns or bracing.

Cantilevered shades offer single-sided support and much-needed heat, rain and sun protection for the people and outdoor features you care about.

Cantilevered shades are ideal solutions for:
  • Pool decks
  • High-volume parking (carports)
  • Bleachers and dugouts
  • Car washes
  • Drive-through drop-off/pick-up zones
  • Golf and shooting ranges
  • Concession areas
  • Outdoor performance stages

Cantilevered Shades Features

What makes Cantilevered shades unique is the durability of materials and special engineering methods used in the construction and installation of these structures. At Creative Shade Solutions, we offer several cantilevered models: 2-post, wall-mounted shades and single-post umbrellas.

Cantilevered structures use only 2 steel columns on one side of a standard hip roof strong enough to hold shade coverings that span or extend out for up to 20 feet from the posts. These structures can be stacked side-by-side to cover areas up to 300-endless feet long. As an option, these sun shades can be attached to a solid wall to avoid posts all together – a great option for covering walkways and entryways.

  • A cantilevered umbrella is ideal for protecting a small seating area especially in tight locations where underground utilities prevent the installation of alternative multi-post structures.
  • Shade Wings is a 2-post structure with a flat angled framed roof. It features a sail canopy rather than a hip roof shaped one. Because of the angled roof, this type of cantilevered shade offers protection from the rain with water runoff on the back of the structure and is an excellent shade solution for waiting and seating areas such as bus stops and pickup zones.
  • The standard 2-post cantilevered structures with extended hip roof canopy come in many sizes and are perfect for providing sun coverage for bleachers and seating areas, car washes and parking lots, especially when stacked side-by-side to create long rows of shaded parking spaces.

How Cool is That!

Anybody standing under our shade structures will enjoy 15-20-degree cooler temperatures – all because of our breathable shade fabrics. At Creative Shade Solutions, we only use durable commercial-grade sail cloth, which can block up to 98.8% of UV rays and withstand wind gusts up to 120 mph. Choose from a wide selection of flame-resistant, waterproof and standard sail fabrics in a variety of beautiful colors.

Ensuring the highest quality and complete customer satisfaction is our priority. That’s why we design and manufacture all components in our 20,000 sq.ft Florida facility, offering great workmanship, warranty and a guarantee of full Florida code compliance for installation of shade structures and sails so as to ensure maximum lifespan.

And, keep in mind that you’ll enjoy exceptional cost savings when you choose our USA-made shade structures versus traditional construction options.

Recent Projects

What Our Customers Are Raving About

"We have been working with Creative Shade Solutions and Werner for many years on various projects which exceed well over 1 million in revenue. Werner’s product knowledge, experience, and professionalism are the best in the industry. If an issue arises, he is prompt in responding and has an immediate solution at hand. We would highly recommend Creative Shade Solutions quality products and working with Werner and his staff on any commercial shade project."

---Carrie Otto

Shade Reseller, Shade America

"Creative Shade has installed around 20 shades for us in the past few years for my playground projects. Could not be happier with them. From sales to install and service they are top notch."
---Wayne Armand

Playground Builder , Project Innovations

"They completed 2 shade structures in our church playground. They did the job in one day, on the day they said they would. The price was way less then the other quotes we got. It looks awesome. The Moms love it."
---Randy Gilde

First Presbyterian Church

"Creative Shade Solutions and Werner are the absolute BEST! We had a shade structure installed at a school and it turned out amazing! We already have another estimate for another school. I highly recommend Creative Shade Solutions!"
---John Drag

Charter School Associates, Inc.

"Our community had two cantilever shades installed, they are beautiful. The guys that installed them were great, I can't say enough about them."
---David Worster

HOA President , Waterford Communities

"I had the pleasure of working with Werner and his team as the PTSO liaison for our school's shade structure project. Work was completed on time, shade looks amazing and the pricing was excellent. Do not hesitate to contact them!"
---Heidi Lombardi

PTA President , Sunlakes Academy

"I have 3 sails now from Creative Shade Solutions - outstanding quality, good pricing and quick turn around. Plus if you need installed their guy Dave is very knowledgeable, prompt, courteous and reasonably priced."
---Kim Curtis

Residential Project

"Creative Shade Solution its a great company to work with. I got my second sail, great customer service, great installation. Happy Customer."
---Heike Scheel

Residential project

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