Happy New Year, 2018 is here!

Whose ready to talk shade? I know many of you are putting your final touches on your 2018 capital improvement budgets.  Many of you as architects, developers, builders, facility managers, HOA’s, purchasers, School and Universities and government decision makers are tasked with determining your needs versus your wants.  Below are a few things to keep in mind when deciding about adding dollars to your shade budget.  1.)  What is my Return on Investment?  2.) Can I afford a shade structure?  3.) What design will fit my budget?  We at Total Shade would like to be the helping hand to answer these questions.   Whether you are shading a playground for the kids, adding covered parking for your employees, or shading an outdoor break area, adding shade to any project will add value while enhancing your space.  Total Shade has worked with many of you and with those experiences, adding shade can be affordable, architecturally pleasing and a return on your investment.   The Total Shade team is available to assist you with design ideas, concepts, budgeting, logistics and installation of your new shade structure. Now that you have decided to budget for a shade structure, what is the next step in the process?  First and foremost, get Total Shade contracted; bringing us in early will not only help with the design process, but Total Shade will save you time and money.  We know timelines are important, shade structures are typically a deferred submittal, therefore, engineering and permitting do add to the overall timeline of the project.  Total Shade has the experience and the expertise to complete your shade project on time and under budget. Summer is just around the corner, give your next shade project the wow factor when you choose Total Shade as your preferred shade partner in 2018.