Have a deck with no shade. Need structure that is shady and stable

When my deck was built, it was in a rush. It was built too small 8x8 ft and has no gazebo or pergola over it. The umbrellas get lifted up by the wind. No place to attach a sail and would rather not attach an awning again due to wind? Any retrofit ideas? The rail protrudes out from the pickets and posts by 2 inches
q have a deck with no shade need structure that is shady and stable
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  • Rid22369651 Rid22369651 on Jan 19, 2018
    if the deck is off of house (attached) and built right u could attach ledger board to house and build a pergola
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jan 19, 2018
    I would build another deck on the lower level to accommodate the pergola and shade that you want plus any additional seating you need..you will end up with a two tiered deck
  • 10v32354899 10v32354899 on Jan 19, 2018
    Thanks. That sounds like a good option.
  • Diane Basile Diane Basile on Jan 20, 2018
    I had the same problem so I put a 4x4 post on the top of one of the railings to put up a sail. I know it sounds yucky but it really looks awesome when the wind blows and it provides just the right amount of shade.
    Good luck
  • Linda M. Taylor Linda M. Taylor on Jan 20, 2018
    Try a sail patio cover. No post needed and it attaches to house. Less $ too.
  • 10v32354899 10v32354899 on Jan 20, 2018
    Thanks for the 💡 idea!
  • Cor28413470 Cor28413470 on Jan 20, 2018
    I agree with above comment on the sails. They are pretty amazing and reasonably priced. You can find them at stores but would find a better selection on line. You can also get a retracktable awning. They are a little more pricey but are great if you want to have potted plants on your deck that require some sun.

  • Dave Dave on Jan 29, 2018
    Have you thought about using an old rv awning, material if torn is replacable. I have seen some on craigslist, from an old salvaged rv. They also roll out when you need them, and on windy days they will close up.
  • Diane Basile Diane Basile on Feb 03, 2018
    No I Don't sorry , I take them down for the winter. Feel free to contact me again this spring when I put them back up and I will send a photo. I love them
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