Size & Materials Selection
When choosing a shade structure for your playground, it’s important to consider both size and material. The right size will depend on how much coverage you need; if you have a large area that needs protection from the sun, you may want to opt for multiple smaller structures instead of one large one.
As far as materials go, there are several options available, including canvas, vinyl, metal frames with fabric covers, and even permanent aluminum patio roofs, pergolas, or cabanas. Our shade experts work with you to determine your requirements and any special conditions that may impact your shade product and then design a solution using the materials that best suit your needs.
At Valrose, we understand that when you invest in a shade structure for your home or business, you want to be sure it will last. This is why all of the materials we use are protected by a five-year to ten-year manufacturer warranty (depending on the material and manufacturer).
The limited manufacturer’s warranty is effective from the installation date and protects against failure from significant fading, deterioration, breakdown, mildew, outdoor heat and cold, or discoloration. This means that if any of these issues arise within the warranty period due to manufacturing defects or faulty materials, Valrose will replace the material at no cost to you.
While our warranties give you peace of mind when investing in a shade product, we pride ourselves on how few of our customers ever need to use it. Because we use the highest-quality materials, our shade structures are known to last for decades.
Our Manufacturing & Installation Process
All of our residential and commercial shade structures are designed and fabricated specifically for your property. We handle the entire process in-house, from design to installation, ensuring every product we complete meets our high standards for quality and workmanship.
The first step of our process is to meet with you to discuss your property, your project goals, specific requirements, and anything else that may be relevant to your shade structure. We also come to your property to inspect the installation location and determine whether any additional work will be required to prepare the location.
Once we’ve completed our assessment, we then begin selecting your materials and designing the shade structure. We do all of our initial designs in CAD so that you can see a 3d rendering of the structure before we begin fabrication. If your project requires permits, we also produce engineered drawings and begin the permitting process with your city.
As soon as we receive your approval of the designs, our team will start fabricating your shade structure. No matter what shade structure we produce, our team handles everything step of the process, from cutting and sewing to welding and quality control.
After we finish fabricating all of the parts and components for your shade structure, our team begins preparing for installation. Our experts start by preparing the installation space, for example, pouring a concrete pad or identifying the best strategy for mounting to a structure.
Once the location is prepared, our team then assembles and installs your shade product. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, this can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days to complete.
Once the installation is complete, we then run through inspections with you and the city or county inspectors to ensure the project was completed to code. As customer satisfaction is our number one concern, we don’t consider a project complete until we’ve passed both inspections.