Mari Holzer. Patio & Pergola. May 13th , 2017.
An alternative to a complete awning is a shade sail. Shade sails can be custom made to any size you require, or you can combine a number of smaller ones to cover a larger area (the solution you choose will depend partly on your site, and partly on your budget). Shade sails work by a tension system - the sails, often triangular in shape, are anchored to tension points which may be attached to the walls of the dwelling or to the tops of poles sunk into the ground. They have the advantage of being portable: if you sell your home, you can move the sail to your new home and reinstall it for the price of new tension points.
Designers and manufacturers are honing products originally thought to cater to restaurants, outdoor bistros and factory floors, for the average home use. Comfortable patio furniture, gas BBQ grills, weather resistant patio umbrellas, chimaeras, and now outdoor heating units are all affordable items to help lengthen your summer vacations and entertain guests even on the chilliest of nights.
However, it is possible to have too much sun. Patio awnings allow you to enjoy the sun's warmth without becoming burned by the sun, and provide protection against passing showers too. Patio awnings, canopies or shades are a very useful addition to your outdoor comfort.
2. Heating Area? Pick a heater for its ability to warm the area you use most, usually a 20-foot circle around the unit. Read product information carefully - the biggest and most expensive units do not always provide the most heat for your dollar.
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