4 Best Backyard Shade Options to Stay Cool this Summer

As the beautiful summer weather arrives, more and more people turn towards their patios, decks, and outdoor spaces for recreation and relaxation. But, when the sun is high up in the sky you need an overhead covering to create some shade so you can stay nice and cool. 

At AES Hearth & Patio, we believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise on aesthetics or functionality when it comes to your outdoor living. This is why we offer gorgeous sunscreens, awnings, and pergolas so you can create a beautiful and stylish outdoor living space that stands the test of time.

Whether you are looking for statement deck and patio awnings or elegant retractable pergola covers, AES Hearth & Patio has got you covered! Keep reading to learn about the three best options for shading your backyard that are both functional and fashionable.

Four Backyard Shade Options for the Summer

Creating shady areas in your backyard can be the perfect solution to enjoy spending more time on your patio, deck, or backyard without getting overheated or burnt from the sun.

At AES Hearth & Patio, we offer various stunning Sunair® shade options to help you create the perfect outdoor living space. But if you don’t know which shade option is best for your backyard, here are several to consider.

1. Sunscreens

Sunscreens or solar shade screens are a stylish option for anyone looking to add some shade and comfort to their patio or other covered outdoor space. These screens not only decrease the heat from the sun but also reduce glare and protect your furniture and curtains from fading with harsh sunlight.

They can come in many sizes, colors, and levels of sun protection, so you can easily customize the perfect fit for your needs.

2. Awnings

If you are looking for sun protection for a non-inclosed deck or patio space on the side of your home, you may want to consider retractable awnings. These are typically the ideal solution for decks and patios because they can provide exceptional sun protection but can be easily stored without needing to be dismantled or removed.

Retractable awnings can be conveniently mounted on the side of your home and operated manually (with a hand crank) or automatically with a motor for convenience.

3. Pergolas

A pergola covering or full retractable fabric roof pergola provides the ultimate comfort to your outdoor living space. You can use retractable pergola covers for small or large spaces, and they can be freestanding or mounted to a wall. This provides endless options and the ability to truly get the most out of your patio, deck, or backyard space, no matter the weather outside.

4. Umbrellas

Need alternatives for a smaller space? Elevate your outdoor lifestyle with our fashionable selection of patio umbrellas, commercial patio umbrellas, and Cantilever patio umbrellas by Cabana Coast. It will give you a beautiful outdoor view with a luxurious appeal.

Sit Back and Relax in Style

We would love to help you perfect your outdoor living space with just the right balance of gorgeous sun and cooling shade. At AES Hearth & Patio, we offer various outdoor shade options by Sunair — including pergolas, awnings, and sunscreens — to help curb that hot summer heat and add style to your outdoor space.

Visit our showrooms in Newville or Camp Hill, or make an appointment online for a free estimate to get started building your patio oasis!

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