SofTop Shade Canopy Kit

Shade canopy for carports, playgrounds, and moreCarports, playgrounds, pools and patios, BBQs, picnic areas, storage, outdoor sales or displays – you name it!

  • High-strength, American built tubular steel frame system
  • Durable, handsome fabric canopy blocks 85% of the sun’s harmful UV rays
  • Engineered for up to 90 MPH sustained winds
  • Easy installation – do-it-yourselfers love it!

Our Softop ® Shade Canopy gives you unsurpassed quality and value. It is the best cable-tensioned shade cover on the market today.

We use only domestic steel, made with 67% recycled resources – and it’s 100% recyclable. Meets all engineering requirements and specifications, and exceeds the latest building code specifications.

SofTop Shade Canopy QualityBest Quality

Our shade canopy’s tough steel frame is multi-coated for superior resistance to rust and corrosion. Every welded joint meets the stringent industry standards set by the American Welding Society.

Your shade cover will be a commercial-grade, all-American structure, not a shaky import that’s going to be flattened in the next storm.

SofTop Shade Cover ValueBest Value

When you buy your shade structure from Absolute Steel, you’re dealing direct with the people who make it. That means no middle-man price markup.

You’re also dealing with the same people guaranteeing the product – with a direct personal stake in its quality. And we happen to have the best warranty and reputation in the industry!

SofTop Shade Cover WarrantyBest Guarantees

Our SofTop shade canopies come with not one, but two guarantees. First, the shade fabric is unconditionally guaranteed for five years against degradation from the sun’s UV radiation.

Second, all your steel frame’s components carry our exclusive twenty-year Customer Care Warranty.

Our shade structure is the best on the market.

  • The SofTop shade canopy is the easiest tension structure you’ll ever assemble! (see image to the right)
  • It boasts an 85% UV sun block
  • It comes with a 5 YEAR WARRANTY to protect against fabric UV degradation.
  • It comes with a 20 YEAR WARRANTY on all steel frame components.

There is no comparison – especially when considering the price! Ours is 30-40% less money and our price includes delivery!**

Download the Assembly Instructions:

Easy Installation and Adjustment
Easy adjustment

Our-patent pending Strong Arm corner brackets easily pull the cover fabric tight using only a wrench! No tugging or straining.

Available in Two Colors

Nautical Blue

SofTop in Nautical Blue


SofTop tan color

Available in Two Sizes

12′ x 12′ SofTop
$1195 delivered**

12 x 12 Shade canopy

18′ x 20′ SofTop
$1795 delivered**

18' x 20' shade canopy

We searched all over the Internet to compare shade canopy pricing and Vela Canopies was the only company proud enough to post their prices online.  Here at Absolute Steel we always post our prices right online. We’re proud of our prices and our products and we don’t waste your time or ours!


Competitor Prices: 

  1. VELA CANOPIES: 12′  x 12’  $2376.00

Our Prices: 

  1. 18′ Wide x 20′ Long
    • $1795 Includes shipping and delivery within the lower 48 United States!
    • $1595 if picked up at our Arizona or Texas facilities. For a limited time.
    • Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, or any international location please contact us for shipping rates.
  2. 12′ Wide x 12′ Long
    • $1195 Includes shipping and delivery within the lower 48 United States!

** Free shipping and delivery offer restricted to the lower 48 contiguous United States only.  Delivery available worldwide. Please contact us for custom shipping rates.

Have questions?  Please visit our SofTop Shade Canopy FAQ section.

“As a single mother I’m always concerned about DIY installations but the SofTop carport was certainly one of the easiest projects I’d ever done. Well done on an excellent product!”
Joanne S.
Mesquite, Texas

Call 1-877-833-3237 to place your order

Soft Top Carport

Have questions?  Please visit our SofTop Shade Canopy FAQ section.