Astra Street Furniture outline the importance of shade structures in outdoor spaces and the countless benefits of having a selection of undercover areas in outdoor gathering areas. Look no further than Astra for all shade structures and outdoor furniture.
ENCOURAGES SUN SAFETY AND COMFORT
Shade structures offer protection and comfort to users all year round. Even on cloudy days with cooler weather, the sun can cause damage. Providing a shaded area for guests to rest and eat under, protects them from the harmful UV preventing sunburn, a leading cause of skin cancer. By removing direct solar radiation, the temperature under a shade structure can feel up to 7 degrees cooler than under direct sunlight.
PROTECTS OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT FROM THE ELEMENTS
Outdoor equipment such as picnic settings, seats, benches and playground equipment can become extremely hot in the sun, making them unusable and unsafe for visitors at a facility. Protecting street furniture from the elements also extends the products lifespan as the effects of UV fade the colour of the outdoor equipment over time. Shade structures also protect the outdoor street furniture from wind, dust and rain, keeping them dry and clean for users.
EXTENDS TIME SPENT OUTDOORS
Providing outdoor shade structures for users increases the time they are able to spend outdoors, which in turn, lengthens their stay at a facility. This can boost activity and increase money spent at an establishment. Outdoor communities and activities has become increasingly popular especially during the COVID19 pandemic, so providing the appropriate shaded structures encourages communities to gather outdoors in a comfortable space.
COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO RENOVATIONS
Renovations within any facility, no matter the size, can become quite expensive when all the costs are tallied up. That is why Astra Street Furniture suggest installing shade structures as a cost-effective alternative when the budget doesn’t allow for major upgrades. Not only do they provide an undercover area, but they add an aesthetic appeal to the facility for a fraction of the cost.
INCREASE USABLE SPACE
Installing shade structures expands the seating and dining possibilities within a facility. If indoor areas are temporarily closed, establishments can still operate and serve their customers in an indoor environment. This also contributes to the prevention in loss of revenue when indoor capacities are unavailable for use (such as those experienced in the COVID19 pandemic).
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