Published: June 23, 2009
Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor of lightweight long-span roofing systems and tensile structures throughout the world, also offers an array of exterior shading options for small applications, including pre-assembled Architectural Umbrellas.
As a visually intriguing and functional exterior shading solution, Birdair Architectural Umbrellas are designed to blend naturally with any environment and landscape composition for a sleek, sophisticated look.
“Birdair Architectural Umbrellas offer a perfect means to enhance and beautify any outdoor architectural landscape,” says Michele Roth, Birdair marketing manager. “In addition to visual appeal, architects, building owners and property developers continue to specify them for their durability, ease of installation and minimal maintenance requirements.”
Birdair Architectural Umbrellas are available in an extensive range of shapes, sizes and colors, with surface areas ranging from 47 to 325 square feet. Premium grade components include powder-coated structural steel, stainless steel hardware and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) architectural grade membrane. The state-of-the-art membrane provides maximum UV protection, and is additionally waterproof, anti- fungal, long lasting and easy to clean. For a customized look, Umbrellas can incorporate branding and logos.
Architectural Umbrellas arrive on site pre-assembled and can be installed to most surfaces including concrete footings and slabs, timber decks and boardwalks. A patented lever erection system allows the Umbrellas to open and close in seconds, with no internal gear boxes to jam or fail. For continuous coverage of larger areas, Architectural Umbrellas can also be linked.
Architects, building owners and property developers continue to select Birdair Architectural Umbrellas for a broad range of shade applications at shopping centers, schools and universities, hospitals and health care facilities, apartments and condominiums, child and aged care facilities, hotels and resorts, public swimming pools, amusement parks, marinas, golf courses, driving ranges and tennis courts, as well as a variety of office, public and mixed-use buildings and complexes. Residential architects and homeowners additionally specify Architectural Umbrellas for outdoor entertaining areas including backyard pools, barbeque areas, decks and patios, and as carports.
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About Birdair: Birdair, Inc. is the leading specialty contractor of custom tensile structures throughout the world. In addition to pre-construction services such as design assistance, budgeting, construction methodologies and project scheduling, Birdair provides design-build solutions in all aspects of project design, engineering, installation and maintenance. The company offers a selection of architectural fabric membranes, including PTFE fiberglass, ETFE film, PVC and Tensotherm™. Birdair, based in Buffalo, NY, is a member of the Taiyo Kogyo Group, with operations serving North and South America and other international locations. For more information about Birdair, like us on Facebook, call 1-800-622-2246 or visit www.birdair.com.