Australia has the one of the highest rates of skin cancer anywhere in the world, with two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and worryingly, sun exposure sustained in childhood can significantly increase a child’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Installing shade sails over playgrounds in schools and childcare centres is a critical measure that provides excellent sun protection, and the great news is they are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. If you’re looking for affordable and effective playground shade sails and childcare centre shade structures in Perth, then Supreme Shades are the experts you can rely on. Read on discover the benefits of installing PVC outdoor shades and sails over playgrounds.

Shade Sails Are Sun Smart

Children are usually out in the play yard when the sun and its associated UV rays are at their most extreme. Kids are taught to be sun smart by wearing hats and using sunscreen, however, shade sails add even more protection to what can often be an invisible danger. High quality shade sails ensure children using play equipment are protected from harmful UV rays at any time of the day. Premium PVC shade sails provide exceptional sun protection, in fact, they can block up to 99% of damaging UV rays ensuring kids suffer minimal sun exposure, keeping their delicate skin healthy and free from sunburn.

They Also Keep Children Cooler

While shade sails protect young skin from the sun, they also help to keep kids safer by keeping them cooler. The Australian sun is intense, and just a few minutes of exposure to extreme heat can be catastrophic. Shade sails block a significant amount of heat from the playground area, this can reduce the risk of injuries and heat stroke, as well as minimise the chance of burns from touching hot equipment.

Playground Shade Sails Protect Play Equipment

PVC outdoor shades provide excellent protection not only to people, but also to the expensive equipment that they cover. A recent study has shown that without a shade structure, artificial surfaces like playground equipment tend to have much higher surface temperatures than natural surface materials and as such, can become damaged and brittle quite easily. By reducing the heat and glare from the sun within a playground area, a major benefit of a shade sail structure is that they keep the equipment in better condition for longer.

They Improve Privacy

With many schools situated in built-up suburban and inner city areas, there is often a lack of privacy in school playgrounds and this can cause numerous concerns. Schools and childcare centres near multiple story dwellings and multi-level apartment buildings will benefit from shade sails greatly as they provide a safe and private environment for children to play.

Find Out More About Affordable School and Childcare Centre Shade Structures

At Supreme Shades, we have over 20 years’ experience in the supply and installation of custom shade structures for residential and commercial clients throughout Perth. Using premium materials designed for Australian conditions, enjoying the benefits shade sails has never been easier. If you are looking for shade sails for schools, playgrounds, carparks, swimming pools or even for your backyard, our locally based team is ready to help you select the perfect shade structure for your home or business now. Call us today on (08) 9405 4310 or enquire online.