shade for patio

Summer is fast approaching which means we’re all spending more time outside. Do you find your deck or patio too hot without patio covers? Perhaps you avoid inviting people over because you can’t offer them shade from the hot sun.

If this is the case, we’re here to help. Take a look at some of the top ways you can cool down your deck or patio this summer so you’re free to enjoy your outdoor space for as long as you like.

Patio Covers

What are patio covers? Patio covers are essentially patio roofs that are great for protecting from the sun’s rays. You can choose patio covers that reflect your style and complement the arrangement of your patio area.

They are an ideal solution for anyone wanting 100% shade and protection from the elements or a perfect place to entertain friends and family or relax at the end of the day.

Retractable Awning

Retractable awnings are practical and versatile. You can choose when you want to use the awning for shade and when you would prefer to get some sun. These types of awnings can come in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns to suit your style.

In addition to providing shade from the sun, they also give the opportunity to still get that natural cool breeze coming through the space.

Open it when you want to completely shade your outdoor space. Close it when you want some sun or to lay on your deck or patio and check out the stars. With a retractable awning, the control is in your hands!


Pergolas are outdoor structures that are built on columns. Overhead is an open roof that consists of rafters and beams that offer some shade on hot days. Pergolas can be either free-standing in your yard or by the pool or attached to your home.

While pergolas don’t offer 100% shade, you can opt for an operable pergola that allows you to open and close the top f0r complete protection when you want it.

In addition to adding shade, pergolas are an elegant way of transforming your outdoor space.

Get Good Advice

If you’re struggling to decide which shade option would work best for your outdoor space, we can help! With a range of shade products to suit your needs, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for to cool down your summers. Why not take our showroom tour for some inspiration?

Shade Options For All Needs

Don’t spend this summer wishing you’d invested in a shade option that takes all the hassle out of the outdoors. Make an appointment with one of our designers and see what we can do for you!