Creating shade for your patio is an excellent idea when you want to reduce excessive heat and heat radiation from the sun. By doing so, you’ll also protect and extend your outdoor furniture’s lifespan from sun damage. And the great thing is, you can easily add and blend shade into your home design and decor of the patio. Here are three easy ways to create shade for your patio:

Retractable

Retractable shades are easy to install, and they mount to your home’s exterior wall or roofline to extend and provide coverage to patio. For additional coverage, other features are available to make that happen.

Whether you choose to have a retractable awning or retractable canopy, the shade provides instant relief from the sun’s heat. The shades are easy to roll up, so there is no need to take it down. With this smooth retraction, you can protect the shade from inclement weather, as weather can wear down the shade.

Retractable shades come motorized or manual. A motorized option is more convenient but also more expensive. However, some motorized options have sensors that detect rain and retracts on its own when you’re not around to roll it up and perhaps is worth the investment.

Pergolas

Pergola structures blend in naturally to your home and patio, but it only provides partial shade protection. However, with additional features, shade enhancements are possible. This type of shade enables creative ways to add sun protection by installing shelter directly on top of the pergola. The following are different cover options to add to the top of the pergola for additional shade:

  • lattice panel
  • retractable canopies
  • plant vines
  • reeds and leaves
  • foliage
  • bamboo or branches
  • curtains for the side

Arcadia Louvered Roof

The arcadia louvered roof covers and sits similar to a pergola; however, it is more advanced. With many different designs and colors available, this type of shade can blend in seamlessly with your patio and house. The advantage of the Arcadia is that the louvered roof adjusts to control the environment: sun, snow, wind, rain. It is durable and can withstand extreme weather.

Pivots on the roof provide ventilation if you want shade at the same time. And the roof slides open or close, depending on what you desire. Another important feature of the Arcadia is that it is self-sustaining as it is solar panel charged. It runs independently from your home’s electricity.

Bottom line, these three shade options provide coverage for your patio. Each kind is an easy installment and an excellent investment to enhance your patio. Best of all, shade provides comfort while you relax and entertain in your outdoor living space. All you have to do is decide on the one that is best suited for your outdoor environment.

To create shade for your patio, contact us. We offer comfortable and luxury design to meet your outdoor living space desires. Tell us what you need, and we can help your vision be a reality.

 

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