How to get shade from the hot west sun on our cement patio?

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 06, 2018
    Most of the home improvement stores sell "shade Sails: you will need to install posts to attach them too.... also many, including Walmart have freestanding metal pergolas in their garden departments... and if you need more shade.. you can cover it with canvas or shade cloth (Lowe's garden dept. by the foot) will have some other ideas for your too
  • Cheapest and easiest would be to purchase a patio umbrella or two. Other options are building a pergola or patio cover. Another option is to install a sail shade.
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 06, 2018
    sounds like you need a patio table and umbrella. a wooden screen would not be a bad thing. have you considered awnings?
    • Rbf29979777 Rbf29979777 on Mar 06, 2018
      We have a table with umbrella but sun from the side is so bright and hot so was wondering what you mean by a wooden screen
  • Evestar Evestar on Mar 06, 2018
    I built a pergola/arbor, but you can easily purchase one.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 06, 2018
    Seems like an awning would give you a greater area of coverage, maaybe a retractable one to go flush to the house when not in use.
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 07, 2018
    Trellis panels joined by hinges so it would fold up flatter for storage. they would be free standing and portable to block the sun and ad privacy
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