Summer is just around the corner. With everyone stuck at home given the current situation, you may only be able to enjoy the outdoors on your deck or patio. However, this also means getting exposed to the sun’s harsh rays. Fortunately, there are plenty of options when it comes to giving your outdoor space shade and protection against the heat.
Curtains may very well be the go-to option for window treatments, but they can be a great addition to your deck or patio, too. No need to invest in expensive outdoor curtains to give your patio or deck shade, though – sturdy canvas tarps will do just fine.
A pergola over your deck or patio provides shade without completely blocking out the sun. Its thin wood slats allow some rays to penetrate through, letting you enjoy the summer sun at just the right warmth. It can cover the entire outdoor area, but you can ask your deck company to build one at a corner of the yard. Here, the shade is only situated in one small area – a perfect place to create a romantic setting with some mood lighting above the pergola.
Adding a lattice canopy is another way to bring your deck or patio to life this summer. Let hanging plants or vines grow in it to add a romantic or rustic vibe. Whatever theme you aim for, this will create a beautiful outdoor scene while also offering much-needed shade.
These provide convenient shade for your yard when you need it and easily stores away when the sun’s not beating down on you. You can have one with screens you can adjust yourself. Motorized types are available, but they tend to come at a hefty price.
Turn to The Deck Store for your deck or patio design needs. We can help build your custom outdoor living area based on your requirements and budget. Give us a call at (701) 223-1008, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve North Dakota residents, including those living in and around Mandan.