How RCP Shelters Protects Communities

  • Monday, 20 April 2015

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Made in the shade: Stay safe this summer with RCP Shelters!  

Temperatures continue to rise, as does the influx of people heading outdoors to enjoy some overdue fresh air and physical activity. Outdoor facilities are often busiest mid-day during summer months, when the UV rays from the sun is strongest. In addition to sun protection, it’s crucial that playgrounds, park seating areas and picnic tables are covered with a shade shelter that provides relief from the heat.

RCP Shelters, the most diverse shelter manufacturer, has you covered. Their pre-engineered structures significantly reduce temperature and ambient humidity, resulting in better comfortand protection for those enjoying a day outside. On playgrounds where exposure to heat poses a serious threat to children, installing a shelter is imperative to ensure safety, piece of mind for the parents and even extended play time for the kids.

In addition to preventing overexposure to the sun which can lead to skin cancer, RCP's specialty shelters also protect from:

  • All-weather conditions including strong winds, rain and snow: Proven to withstand everything from the heaviest snow loads in the Rocky Mountains to 150 mph wind loads in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, it’s perfect for unpredictable Canadian climate.
  • Certain types of insects, wind and dust.
  • Whether your area is small or large, custom or standard, RCP has a shelter for all needs. They have a wide selection aesthetically pleasing laminated wood, all steel and fabric shelters. RCP has been the leader in the industry for nearly 60 years due to its:

    • Innovative designs: For example, on steel structures there are no exposed couplers
    • Comprehensive warranty: Fully inclusive on all components
    • Quality standards: All powder coat finishes are two and a half times thicker than industry standards
    • Fully customizable range of products

    SEE FOR YOURSELF! If you are an Ontario resident, there’s likely an RCP Shelter near you

    OTTAWA - All Steel Gable Shelter: The durable All Steel Shelters come in your choice of eight designs including Octagon, Hexagon and Gable, each with a powder coated tube steel frame with 5,000 hours of salt spray resistance. Pictured above is the contemporary All Steel two-tiered Gable Shelter installed at Boisdale Park in Ottawa. Boisdale Park was designed by Lashley & Associates, who also selected the shelter. More photos HERE

    BURLINGTON - All Steel Hexagon Shelter: Pictured below (bottom right) is the Hexagon Shelter at Hidden Valley Park in Burlington. Click the photo below to see the full album. 

    BRAMPTON - Fabric Shelter: Made from commercial 95 high-density polyethylene fabric, the Fabric Shade series provide a cost-effective solution to covering your project. Practical yet offers endless creative design functions, these shelters are perfect for shading play areas and courts. See an example of a semi-cantilever design below (2nd below) of a local installation at Chris Gibson Park in Brampton, ON. Click the photo below to see the full album.

    COMING SOON - Wood Shelter: A Laminated Wood Shelter is in the works for Cardinal Creek Park in Ottawa (Example of a Laminated Wood Open Knee Arch Shelter pictured bottom left). The arch series provides a premium, artistic alternative to the post and beam models and accentuates the surrounding architectural and natural backgrounds.

    As important as a shelter is to your community, don't put off getting what you need before summer arrives. Contact your local Landmark sales associate at 416.214.7727 today!

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