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The value of commercial shade structures and retractable roof systems
Shade sails are a popular choice for providing shade in commercial settings such as restaurants, cafés, and other outdoor spaces, as they offer a cost-effective and attractive way to create a comfortable, shaded area for patrons or employees.
Besides their aesthetic and functional appeal, commercial shade sails can also be seen as assets that can increase the value of your commercial property. However, the extent to which commercial shade sails can increase your property value will depend on a variety of factors like the overall condition of the property, the local real estate market, the specific needs and preferences of potential buyers or renters, as well as using high-quality materials and professional installation.
So, if you are considering installing shade sails to increase the value of your property, it is a good idea to research the local real estate market and speak with a real estate professional to get a better understanding of the potential impact on value.
As the value of commercial shade sails will depend on the specific needs and budget of the business, it is advised to choose an option that will give you the best return on your investment based on the careful consideration of the size, material, and location of the shade sail.
Commercial shade sails have several key benefits like
- Cost effectiveness: Shade sails are a cost-effective alternative to traditional fixed structures such as awnings or pergolas, which can be expensive to install and maintain.
- Versatility: Shade sails can be easily moved or reconfigured to suit changing needs or seasons.
- Aesthetic appeal: Shade sails can add a modern, stylish touch to any outdoor space.
- UV protection: Shade sails can provide protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, making them a popular choice for outdoor seating areas.
- Durability: Commercial shade sails are typically made from high-quality materials such as PVC or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.
- Weather protection: Commercial waterproof shade structures are ideal options for outdoor seating areas or other spaces where patrons or employees need to be sheltered from the weather and protected from rain.
In addition to commercial shade sails, retractable roof systems are also a popular option to use in commercial and residential settings to provide shelter from the elements while also allowing for natural light and ventilation.
Retractable roof systems can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, wood, and fabric, can be operated manually or automated, and can be customised to fit a wide range of spaces and needs. As with commercial shade sails, it is also important to carefully consider the size, material, and location of the system.
Although retractable roof systems can be seen as an expensive investment, the long-term benefits they offer in terms of energy efficiency, comfort, and functionality are valuable. In addition, they also offer
- Versatility: Retractable roof systems can be opened and closed as needed, providing the flexibility to adjust the amount of shade or sunlight in a space.
- Energy efficiency: Retractable roofs can help reduce energy costs by allowing natural light and ventilation into a space, reducing the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning.
- Durability: Retractable roof systems are typically made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.
- Aesthetic appeal: Retractable roof systems can add a modern, stylish touch to any outdoor space.
Whether you decide on a shade sail or retractable roof system for your commercial property, carefully considering your specific needs, using high-quality materials and professional installation will offer a cost-effective way to create a comfortable, shaded area and increase the value of your property.
Jamie Howard - Director
Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.