With temperatures seemingly on the rise each year and UV rays becoming more of a concern, shade structures are becoming popular with schools, playgrounds, daycares, businesses and even governmental agencies. A shade structure is a canopy shade upheld by steel posts or in some cases one post. These are high-quality items that come in a variety of shapes, designs and colors. Installing a shade structure requires light construction. There is a good chance that you’ve seen one yourself at a local school, daycare or any sort of entity with an outdoor area that needs shade protection during the warmer months.