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Great Ways to Add Shade to Your Outdoor Living Space

Adding shade to your patio will allow you to enjoy it more and help you get the most out of your outdoor living space. The patio is the perfect place to have dinner with your friends, host a barbecue, or to just hang out with your family and enjoy your garden. ArmorGuard Exteriors™, a patio shade expert, talks about clever ways to add shade to your patio:


A pergola is an outdoor feature that consists of columns that support a roofing grid of rafters and beams. They can be freestanding or attached to the house. Pergolas can add visual appeal to your patio and filter out sunlight. In addition, the grid can be the perfect spot to let vines grow. Potted Wisteria is a good example. It is fast growing and can make a patio feel more magical and remote. Enough vines can even serve as a shade.

Retractable Screens

Investing in retractable porch screens or patio screens is an excellent idea because these products can make an outdoor living area nearly as comfortable as an indoor room. The screens will provide excellent solar and wind control, so you won’t need to worry about the heat or glare when you spend time in your patio. High-quality screen products can also protect your outdoor furniture from fading by blocking harmful ultraviolet rays.

Outdoor Umbrellas

Outdoor umbrellas are a time-tested outdoor shade option. They also look charming and can make your outdoor space feel more welcoming. When buying your outdoor umbrella, make sure to choose an umbrella fabric in colors that match your home’s design. The umbrella’s construction also needs to be strong and durable to resist the wind and rain.

Our retractable patio screens will allow you to spend time on your patio without having to worry about the sun. We offer several fabric options, depending on how much solar and wind control our customers need. In addition, we can install hurricane screens to protect your home or install retractable awnings for additional solar control. Call us at (904) 872-1712 to learn more about our services or to ask for a free estimate.

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