Steel utilized as the main element in building infrastructure is common and used in most large commercial buildings and homes, but is often hidden in the interiors. Staircases, bridges, outdoor railings and many other uses are also common, but steel is less often used as a true visual, architectural element. Patio covers, tenting and shade sails are typically supported by steel mounts, but when it is incorporated into the design for outdoor shade, steel design framing can create a striking profile to the installation.
Have you marked your calendars?! The Annual Home Show is at the Santa Fe Convention Center March 11th and 12th. That’s THIS weekend!
There are an endless variety of ways to stand out from the crowd. It’s what marketing is all about. Attracting attention is the main focus and can be achieved very effectively by using canopies, colored awnings and shade sails. Shade sails in particular are extremely effective because of their unusual shapes and can be fabricated in a wide variety of colors.
There is an art to covering spaces to shield areas from the sun. Awnings frame windows and doorways; patio covers, both fabric and aluminum, extend from the sides of the home over yards; screening pulls down from portals and windows. All of these installations are restricted by the their mounts and the relatively small areas they protect. But shade sails know no bounds and are limited only by the imaginations of those who design them.
We’re going to encourage you to think outside the box, and we’ll help you get there. We’ll take your patio cover idea and turn it into fabulous shade sails that will cover that large area with elegance and drama.
Happy New Year one and all! 2015 has been a year of challenges, development and found us opportunities to create fabric solutions on a scale that has been exciting.