Backyard Shade Solutions

by | Jul 13, 2022

Beating the heat in Texas is no easy task. The high temperatures and humidity can really drain your energy! With so much being demanded of us in our lives, it is important to find ways to relax while staying out of the sweltering sun. While air-conditioning creates an environment where we can live and go about our lives comfortably indoors, what can we do to make Texas Summer heat bearable outside? Maybe you have a backyard pool or patio, and you want to be able to lounge outside while the kiddos play? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go outside and take comfort in knowing that you won’t fry in the heat? Luckily, there are great ways to add shade to your backyard that fit every budget.

Porch and patio coverings provide shade and overall relief from the heat while looking fabulous and they are also very customizable. You can choose a pergola with the traditional four columns and slanted boards across the top, or you could add a twist with a canvas covering or additional boards to create a more solid roof for more shade. Wall panels or tinted windows can be added to block out additional sun and provide more privacy for your family. An example of a stand-alone shade structure would be a gazebo that has a fixed roof which can also help protect your patio when it rains. Retractable awnings are a great solution when you only want shade certain times during the day. There are manual, motorized and even remote control awnings in custom sizes and designs. The opportunities are endless and there are definitely options out there that will fit your style.

Ok, so we have all been there. You’re enjoying the great outdoors when unexpected rain hits. Umbrellas are an option that is both cost-effective and entirely customizable. No matter what your outdoor space consists of an umbrella can add lots of shade just where you need it and style that is bound to impress. Options for this include a fixed post, ensuring that the umbrella won’t end up in the pool, or a mobile one that can be put virtually anywhere. There are even umbrellas integrated into tables to create a comfortable, versatile outdoor entertainment space.

Our list would not be complete without mentioning screen rooms! Walls made of durable mesh screen with a closed roof and creative options for interior temperature control, this addition can be a perfect way to snag some guaranteed shade and protection from insects. Fully customizable, screen rooms can be made to incorporate any type of living space, even an outdoor kitchen! The screen comes in varying densities, so the shade and privacy offered can be tailor-made to fit your needs. Want to know more? Check out Landmark Custom Exteriors for a quote today!

Lastly, we cannot stress enough the importance of safe habits in the sun. Stay hydrated, wear your sunscreen, and listen to your body! Heatstroke and exhaustion are no fun. So, from us to you, be safe and have a fantastic summer.