Choosing a Shade Structure to Complement Your Building

Choosing a Shade Structure to Complement Your Building

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Here are three different common purposes for canopies to help you narrow down your shade structure options.

When choosing a shade structure for your commercial property, the amount of options available for designs, colors, and sizes can be overwhelming. It is important to bear in mind the purpose of the shade structure when working with a commercial canopy wholesaler. Datum offers three different customizable shade structures with various options for powder coating and fabric shade colors. Which one should you choose for your building? That depends entirely on your intentions for the structure’s design. Do you want a shade structure that blends in, stands out, or something in between? Here are three different common purposes for canopies to help you narrow down your shade structure options.

1. Blend in With Your Building

Some folks are simply looking for a product that will provide shade and neither add to nor detract from the current look of their building. These shade structures are expected to perform well without making significant aesthetic changes to the business overall. Datum has a wide variety of colors available for our powder coatings. While those colors can be selected to make your canopy stand out, they can also be utilized to match or blend in with the color of your building. Aluminum canopy bodies can look solid or have louvers, grates, fabric, and more to best blend in with the existing architecture.

2. Complement Your Space

If you are looking for a shade structure to complement the architecture of your building, Datum has three durable and attractive types of shade structure available. Datum’s Aegis canopy has arms while the Plexus is cantilevered without arms. The Shade Trellis offers a beautiful aluminum lattice covered with breezy-looking-yet-strong shade fabric. Each shade structure can be customized with louvers, grates, fabric, and other aluminum body options to best suit your space.

3. Draw Attention to Your Business

While some shade structures are designed to blend in with the building they are attached to, many are specially crafted to stand out. Datum’s shade structures come in an endless array of colors, coatings, body, and design options so that you can make your shade structure as unique as your business. Shade fabric and powder coating colors can be coordinated based on your company logo, for example. Bright fabrics, louvers, or round-punched aluminum grates can provide an interesting pop of color and texture that’s sure to draw customers into your business.


Datum Wholesale Shade Structures are fully welded for superior construction and shipped pre-assembled for fast and simple installation. At Datum, we save time and cost on projects of all types and sizes. At Datum, you’re in business immediately with the No. 1 manufacturer and wholesale supplier of commercial shade structures in the country. Please give us a call at 954-541-9745. You can also follow Datum on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter!

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