Attractive Ways to Create Shady Areas in Your Outdoor Living Space

You shouldn’t have to head indoors to retreat from the summer sun. There are many ways to shade your outdoor living space, or even your restaurant’s patio, that are both functional and fashionable.

Coverage for your deck protects you, your pets, and your patio furniture from sun damage and allows you to enjoy the outdoors on even the hottest of days. Having a shaded dining area means greater capacity and comfort for your business if you have an outdoor area.

Here are some flexible (and attractive!) patio sun shade ideas that let you enjoy the sun’s rays on your terms.

Four Patio Shade Ideas to Keep You Cool All Summer Long

1. Pergolas

Pergolas are a great option to add versatile elegance to your home. Freestanding and wall-mounted models can provide the feeling of an outdoor room and expand your space. If you’re interested in adding a pergola to your property, contact one of our design experts for helpful suggestions and ideas.

2. Awnings

Sun awnings are a shade solution that comes in a large selection of fabrics to fit any style and budget. Awning systems are fixed on your home or business’s exterior and are available in manual hand-crank models and motorized options, which are completely self-storing when not in use.

At AES Hearth & Patio, we offer a variety of Sunair® retractable fabric roof awnings with sleek aluminum frames. Customization options for retractable awnings include lights, heaters, wind sensors, and side roll-down screen shades. Depending on your preferences, some of the more luxurious awning options can transform your outdoor living space into a resort cabana.

3. Solar Screens

Exterior rolling mesh solar screens provide coverage for the sides of your porch, patio, or pergola to block out the harsh sun, reduce glare, and give you a bit of added privacy. Custom-fit and available in various opacities, you can choose just how much light you want to let in (or keep out).

4. Umbrellas

Patio umbrellas are the perfect patio or poolside solution if you want to throw some shade at a smaller area, perhaps a couple of lounge chairs or a table. Cantilever designs rotate and tilt so you can adjust the shade as the sun moves and still preserve your view. We offer Cabana Coast umbrellas in a variety of colors and designs that offer a stylish respite from the sun’s rays.

Seeking Patio Sun Shade Ideas? We’ve Got You Covered!

At AES Hearth & Patio, we love to help our residential and commercial clients create the perfect outdoor living spaces for making memories in style! We offer a spectrum of outdoor shades that help you beat the heat and add style to your patio.

Visit our showrooms in Camp Hill or Newville to view our selection, or give us a call, and one of our design experts will help you choose the best shade solution for your needs.

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