When the hot summer sun beats down you need a place to take respite that’s cool and relaxing. A structure, whether fixed or freestanding, natural or constructed, should provide enough shade to cool down your guests or family and stay out of the sun’s harmful UV rays. With more homeowners looking at outdoor living options, it’s good to know that with the right covered structure, you can transform any deck or patio into an outdoor area where family and friends can relax.
Take the time to think through and carefully plan the type of shade structure you want for your garden or patio. You need to take into account municipal regulations, property lines and neighbours. Determine the size of the structure you need based on how you will be using it. If you want to entertain or dine outdoors, be sure to allow plenty of space for a dining table and chairs.