If you are looking for an affordable option that truly provides shade, think about a quality built retractable awning. Archadeck of Charlotte is a major awning dealer and has been selling, installing, and repairing awnings for the past 12 years. Archadeck sells the Craftbuilt Awning that is of the highest quality and durability. You can even purchase one that comes with a remote control! Their are awnings for both residential and commercial applications. The price of awnings are quite affordable and in Charlotte where the sun can be hard on your outdoor living space and your furniture, a retractable awning from Archadeck is a great choice. You can see them displayed at 2311 Village Lake Drive in Charlotte, NC right off of Independence Boulevard. Either come to the show room or call 704-944-1350. There are many sales on the awnings through Clipper Magazine as well (http://www.clippermagazine.com)! Or visit our web site at http://www.archadeckofcharlotte.com or http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com.