TricoShade Inc.

Quality Shade

- Overview
- Features and Benefits
- Amusement Parks
- Apartments
- Auto Dealers
- Carports
- Car Washes
- Commercial Complexes
- Covered Parking Lots
- Motels and Hotels
- Parks and Recreation Facilities
- Pool, Deck and Patio Covers
- Restaurants
- Safety Pole Pads
- Schools and Child Care
- Sun Gazebos and Umbrellas
- Shade Sails
- Shade Cloth
- Sports Facilities
- Other Applications


  Shade for Schools
and Child Care Centers

En Espaņol

  Playground shade cover by Velarium Childcare awning by Velarium Buy our shade canopies online!  


TricoShade offers superior quality Velarium brand shade structures to provide shade cover for children in school playgrounds and child care centers, and at home.

Features and Benefits:

  • Provide shade for longer and safer playtime
  • Block up to 98% UV rays, protecting children from excessive UV exposure
  • Prevent playground equipment from getting so hot
  • Protect playground equipment from UV deterioration
  • 10 year warranty on shade netting, 20 year warranty on steel structure
  • Maintenance-free
  • Engineered to meet local building codes
  • Class A fire rating (the best)
  • Many colors available to brighten up a play area
  • Shade cloth won't fade or sag over time
  • Shade cloth will not rot or mildew
  • Velarium quality product

Skin cancer is considered an epidemic

Schools and child care providers have the responsibility to protect the children in their care. This importantly includes protecting them from the harmful effects of UV rays of the sun. Sun exposure and sunburn are the primary causes of skin cancer. 80% of the sun exposure that we get in our entire life comes in our first eighteen years. Velarium brand shade structures are designed and built to provide up to 98% UV protection and provide a cool atmosphere for outdoor activities.

We offer the best quality shade structures, awnings, shade canopies and shade sails on the market. Our products are found in the most sun safety progressive states such as California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. Excellent information on the web can be found by clicking on the following links:

- The Skin Cancer Foundation
- Sun Protection Policies and Environmental Features in US Elementary Schools
- Shade School Program

To see how you can protect your own children at home, please see our page on Pool, Deck and Patio Covers .

We also provide special pole safety pads to prevent children from bumping against the shade structure pole (or any other pole in the playground for that matter). Please find out more on our pole pad page.

To buy one of our shade products, or to explore how we can improve your school or child care center by providing shade for playground areas, please contact us.






Playground shade sail by Velarium

Playground awning by Velarium

98% UV protection for playground by Velarium

98% UV protection for playground by Velarium

Buy pole padding for playgrounds online


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