From pergolas to awnings to patio covers, which roof will work best for your space? Pergolas If your vision of an outdoor space is reminiscent of an Italian garden, a pergola might be the perfect covering for your project.
If you want a shade structure that naturally blends both in size and style with your deck or patio, build your own pergola or patio shade awning structure. Cover the pergola with awning fabric, or plant vines to create a green, living shelter. Vines covering a trellis alongside the pergola will also block the rising or setting sun.
While there are many options for a covered deck or covered patio, one very popular option is adding and on as a cover to your deck or patio. But, as with all things home related these days you have many options for your awning system.
The most basic patio or deck cover is the freestanding umbrella. Whether grouped with a table or a chair, providing shade while you’re outside having lunch or a morning coffee — or, better yet, a midafternoon quaff — a bright and colorful umbrella can add a splash of color and zest to an outdoor space while providing some relief from the hot summer sun.