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What are the Best Car Park Shades to Choose?

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Car park shades are essential structures that can improve the safety and comfort of people on your property. You can even get custom shade structures that offer the best protection from various external weather conditions. Rain or shine, the shade can make it easier for people to access your car park while reducing the effects of UV light on vehicles.


Nowadays, you’ll find a good selection of car park shade structures, from barrel vault to skillion options. Reputable manufacturers can even incorporate lighting and walkways into your preferred structures. This provides all-in-one solution that will offer more convenience to customers, guests, and employees. Here are more suggestions you can consider when selecting the best car park shades:


Single bay car park shade


Custom shade structures with a single bay of shading can protect a row of vehicles. However, some areas may still get some sunshine, making it more practical for protection against rain or hail. So, you may want to consider it for smaller car parks or properties and combine it with a double bay car park shade for the outer edges of a parking area.


Double bay shades


Double bay car park shades use an arch to provide shade for two rows of parked cars. This design is cost-effective for covering a large area, making it ideal for shopping centres. A manufacturer can customise double bay, car park shade structures in select fabrics to suit your requirements. For instance, they can be waterproofed, with lighting incorporated for good visibility. A walkway can also be included in the design to accommodate pedestrians and minimise car park congestion.


Full cover car park


Full cover custom shade structures are ideal for long-stay parking areas, such as airports and exposed rooftop car parks. These are customisable to meet council requirements and made using waterproof PVC membrane or shade cloth.


Other things to consider


Besides waterproofing and UV protection, consider car park shades with fire protection. Consider materials with fire-resistant properties to prevent your parking area from becoming an inferno should a car spontaneously combusts.


About the author:


Versatile Structures is an award-winning, industry leader in quality and durable custom shade designs for the commercial, industrial, and domestic sectors. We specialise in Shade Sails, Shade Structures, Umbrellas, Polycarbonate Roofing, Insulated Roofing, Awnings, and Blinds.

Our end-to-end design, construction, management, and installation service covers all areas of the project, from functionality consideration, initial design concepts, site-specific requirements and shading efficiencies, wind regions, engineering, building approvals, and structurally sound installations, as well as the commissioning of electrical aspects. Versatile Structures’ versatility, agility, and ability to deliver a quality solution give us our competitive edge.



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