Is the sun rendering your deck or patio useless? At Archadeck of Charlotte, we often hear this and people want to know all of their options for shade?
When you live is sunny states, shade becomes a necessity for protecting your skin and just plain comfort. Whether you have a deck or a patio, the same options are viable.
Retractable awnings are a popular choice, particularly in Sun City Lakes where we install remote controlled Craftbilt Awnings with Sunbrella fabric in a wide variety of colors and even wind sensors!
Designing various roof lines that compliments a homes architecture is very popular in terms of a shade option. Whether its a gable, hip, or shed roof, they all provide the maximum amount of shade but the roofs are the most expensive cover option. In addition to the roof, of course screening in the posts supporting the roof can add additional shade as well.
Finally, pergola’s or arbors are used quite extensively to provide shade protection. The closer we put the timbers together, the more shade they provide. There are additional solutions with a pergola now like fabric covers and polycarbonate corrugated covers to place on top of the pergola. We have an extensive photo gallery of pergola photos as well as covered deck photos at http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com