Effective Ways of Adding Shade to Your Deck

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A patio is a great place to relax and enjoy the cool breeze during summer days when the heat is too stifling to stay indoors. The best way to get the best out of this opportunity is to ensure your deck’s design features reliable shade. Some excellent options currently available when it comes to deck shading options include: 

Constructing a Pergola 

A pergola is an outdoor feature made up of columns that support a grid of roofing beams. Having deck builders construct this feature gives you the alternative of letting in natural light during cool days and enjoying the shade in hotter moments. This way you have the best of both worlds. 

Natural Canopy Alternatives 

If you’re open to a more long-term approach and are looking for an eco-friendly alternative, you can opt for natural shade through fast-growing trees. Options such as the hybrid poplar and weeping willow can grow between 3 to 8 feet per year, so you’ll be guaranteed a naturally shady patch in two to three years. 

Installing an Arbor 

If you’re fighting sunlight at a particular time, this freestanding structure can be placed at different angles depending on your needs. Vine plants or sun sails can be included to add to the shade while maintaining aesthetics. If you’re looking for professional guidance with your deck upgrade activities, call us today! Exponential Construction, your preferred contractor.

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