OUR PRODUCTS ARE GREEN
What constitutes a green product: Products with exceptional durability or low maintenance requirements — These products are environmentally attractive because they need to be replaced less frequently, or their maintenance has very low impact. Sometimes, durability is a contributing factor to the green designation but not enough to distinguish the product as green on its own. This criterion is highly variable by product type. Included in this category are such products as fiber-cement siding, fiberglass windows, and various fiberglass products.
The Parasols we sell have lasted our consumers, on average, approximately 7 years. We have attempted to contact our past customers after three years and five years to determine if they would like to reorder our Parasols. We warrant our Parasols for three years complete because of their durability and low maintenance and the only time that we have had to replace our Parasols during that period would be for vandalism of our product or a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado.
A majority of our customers usually reorder after the 7 year period and since our Parasols are quite durable, they often only replace the fabric and not the frame.
Our Parasols are manufactured here in the United States and we try, in every way possible, to conserve energy and recycle.
We at The Shade Designers, understand the importance of trying to conserve energy, recycle and reuse products and eliminate waste. If we do not act now our children and grandchildren will not enjoy the beauty and fresh air that we experience today.
Going Green is not something we should try to do, it should be a way of life for Americans and especially those too few companies manufacturing here in the United States.
Our Parasols provides a FIVE year warranty on all our Parasol s that have a fiberglass pole and frame with awning/ marine grade acrylic fabric. This warranty does not cover any Parasols with furniture grade or texoline fabric or any Parasol with an aluminum pole with crank system.
All Our Parasols must be closed in any type of windy conditions where constant wind gusts exceed 15 to 20 mph on average, unless the Parasol s are mounted directly to the ground with a deck plate or other type of in ground system.
The Shade Designers recommends a 10lb weight rule per Parasol width at a minimum for Parasol bases. A nine foot Parasol would require a 90lb base at minimum.
If the Parasol is free standing, the consumer may want to consider a larger base to prevent toppling. As with all conditions, remember to close the Parasol if they are not in use, because most damage is caused from the force of the Parasol hitting the floor and to leave the Parasol s open allows for unexpected conditions to arise and cause unnecessary damage.
The Shade Designers does not warrant any Parasol that is damaged from acts of God such as severe weather and high winds, vandalism, misuse, neglect or improper installation. All warranty claims are subject to prior inspection from an authorized representative from The Shade Designers. Our Parasol s are designed to withstand as much as 40mph winds when mounted to deck plate, however we do not recommend any high wind conditions for open Parasols.