Shade and metal structures provide a safe and cool environment for outdoor activities. Whether it's a shade structure to cover a playground, or a shade structure for an outdoor eating area, shade and metal structures are a must have for the hot summer months. No outdoor area can truly be enjoyed when the sun is beaming down on you, making the area uncomfortable. Shade and metal structures create an outdoor environment that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but allows for more functionality. Shade and metal structures provide protection for children in outside areas against UV rays, and also help to keep playground equipment and other objects cool to the touch.