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Plan Ahead for Weather Protection

At some point this term did you think “I wish we had more shade” or “Wouldn’t it be nice to be protected from the weather”?

If so, NOW is the time to start planning. What are some things you can do to start planning for weather protection? We asked our licensees what their best advice is to potential customers. Here is what they had to say:

  1. Ask an expert– get the professionals in early to talk through what your options are. You might think you want a shade sail, but a shade structure could be most suitable for your space.
  2. Request a quote – Knowing what a ballpark figure is that you are going to invest on your weather protection will help you this year . See if it is already planned for in the budget and if not, start fundraising.
  3. Do your field research –  Ask to see other schools’ installs. Find out what has worked and what they wish they would have done differently. Ask them for referrals of who they used.
  4. Consult on design  – Many of our customers have a design in mind and start working on it prior to getting us involved. It is best to have a consultation on the design regardless of if you are planning on doing the initial work yourself.  We have had customers install their own poles and they have not been engineered properly. Consulting on design ahead of time can eliminate future headaches especially from an engineering standpoint.
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