How a Sun Study Will Help You Get the Perfect Shade

August 30, 2021

Customers and employees love to brainstorm, create, relax, and rejuvenate in a pleasing outdoor space. After all, study after study proves outdoor spaces can help reduce stress, improve health, and increase happiness.

It’s becoming increasingly popular for businesses to create magnificent outdoor spaces. However, there’s a lot to consider in the design process, such as:

  • City ordinances and building regulations
  • Different types of structures
  • Budget
  • Timeline
  • Accessibility

Of course, one of the most important things to consider is the weather. Though the weather is notoriously unpredictable, there are certain aspects of it that are easy to track, such as the rotation of the sun. That’s why a thorough sun study is a part of the ShadeFLA process. It’s the most effective way to learn where the sun hits and shadows fall on a property at any given time of day.


Creating a true outdoor gathering space is more involved than buying a few picnic tables and a handful of citronella candles. After all, when done right, it means creating a self-standing, multi-purpose room without walls that reduces temperatures up to 25 degrees, prolongs stays at facilities, and even protects from skin cancer. That’s why our designers pinpoint exactly where shade falls on a property throughout the day to ensure our clients’ shade product design meets their needs.

The key to any successful outdoor space is proper planning, skill, and experience. The ShadeFLA team of shade experts, architects, designers, and installers is always using our knowledge to deliver a top-notch end product. So call us, DM us on Instagram, or message us on Facebook so we can help you get started.