- Need a mobile, free standing option? => Patio umbrella.
An umbrella is a budget-friendly option that brings shade to your outdoor space - set it next to your dining table or other seating area. Move it around freely when you rearrange your yard or patio or simply close it and tuck it into storage when not in use.
- Going for a more permanent solution? => Pergola.
Create a sturdy shade accessory with a pergola -- you can attach these designs directly to your home or choose a free-standing option. You can add-on fabric canopies for extra protection or leave it uncovered for the breeze and sun to peak through freely. Pergolas require assembly so have some friends available when it's time to transform your outdoor space.
- Want a full enclosure? => Gazebo.
You can make a gazebo a permanent addition to your home or leave it as a movable option. These types of structures range in prices and in assembly complexity. Often included are netting or curtains to create a private outdoor oasis for your lounging pleasure.
- Prefer an easy pop-up and easy to store option? => Canopy.
Canopies are a great shade accessory for when you need to quickly erect outdoor support for entertaining. You spike these into the ground for safety and pack them neatly away once you're done using them. They can also be used to provide coverage when tailgating and camping - this is an ultra-versatile, portable, and easy to use option.
- Looking for shade tucked against your home? => Awning.
Awnings are great when you need some shade right up against your home. This style requires attachment to your house. Leave awnings permanently extended for year-round protection or install a special feature that allows for either manual or motorized retraction.
- Like the idea of portable, temporary shade? => Shade sail.
Shade sails easily anchor to posts or trees, helping you create a covered area wherever you are. Best part is they're easy to use and don't require a lot of hardware, making them great for outdoor activities - whether you're playing with the kids or enjoying the hot tub with your loved one. Prevent excessive flapping in the wind by following installation directions carefully.
- Feel like getting creative? => Curtains.
If you're working with a deck or covered patio, outdoor curtains provide that extra coverage you need while also sprucing up your outdoor environment with a touch of refinement. Have some fun with curtains and color coordinate them with your outdoor furniture to create a look unique to your tastes.
- Going for a discreet solution? => Roll up exterior shades.
Roll up exterior shades are similar to indoor blinds and attach to the exterior of your house. You can roll them up or down, depending on your day-to-day needs, which makes them super discreet. You still get the air flow you enjoy and keep your porch or patio cooler by blocking direct sunlight.