While a patio facing the sunrise or sunset is a great spot for either breakfast or relaxation, too much sun in the middle of the day shortens the hours you get to enjoy your patio. With these 3 patio shade screen options, reclaim your patio once again and feel free to stay even in the middle of the day!
A simple but sturdy patio umbrella can already make your patio space welcoming and hospitable even in glaring sunlight. It’s better to choose an umbrella that can be angled to block the sun’s rays all throughout the day. While most umbrella have stands in the center, some do come in cantilever fashion that gives you more space instead of working with the umbrella stand in the midst of your patio.
A shade sail is a fabric type of patio cover that can protect the expanse of your patio. Available in a wide range of colors, a shade sail blocks a good amount of sunlight while letting the breeze pass through easily. Most shade sails are also manufactured to bring UV protection so that you get all the benefits of the sunlight without harming your skin. It’s also a flexible shade option since you can easily unhook it from its post when the night comes for some stargazing!
An outdoor canopy fully transforms your bare patio into an outdoor room, propped up by 4 poles sometimes equipped with mesh screens for insects and privacy curtains. Some even allow for you to hang lights from the ceiling. The strength of an outdoor canopy lies in its poles so make sure it’s something that can withstand strong winds or heavy rain.
These three patio shade options give you the convenience of staying in your patio while also giving you the flexibility of having a completely open outdoor area when needed.