When looking to shade your outdoor area, consider the cantilever shade and how it can benefit your space. Cantilevers provide shade with both flexibility and style. They are designed with off-centered posts in order to allow for unobstructed open space without the interference of a column.

CANTILEVER PARKING SYSTEM accommodates as many vehicles as the space allows. The unit has only two post on one side of the system to make maneuverability easy.

The GREATEST ADVANTAGE OF A CANTILEVER STRUCTURE is the fact that it only requires support posts on one side of the structure.

The loads of the cantilever are contained within its own frame so unlike a ShadeSail there isn’t tension between the posts or posts and another structure. The cantilever is freestanding and does not rely on the structural integrity of any other structure.

If you need a waterproof or shaded area without a gap between the building go for the cantilever, the cantilever is simply designed with rafters that are long enough to stretch over the roof eliminating the gap.

When designing a shade sail you should always create a hyperbolic shape which will equalize the pressure above and below the sail cloth and reduce the loads on the entire structure. This has its advantages but the disadvantage is that you need to raise certain parts of the sail which will allow some sun under the sail at different times of the day or times of the year. The cantilever is engineered for the wind loads or fabric covering and the curved rafters of the structure allow for water runoff.

The greatest advantage of a cantilever is where a view must not be obstructed or where the extra posts would make access for a vehicle difficult such as in a driveway or carpark. CANTILEVERS CAN BE DESIGNED SIDE BY SIDE OR BACK TO BACK.   

Contact us now to find out how a cantilever shade solution can be advantageous for you.