Create an Oasis
Beat the heat with this adjustable, heavy duty sun shade from SW Sun Control. You’ll save between 25 percent to 40 percent on cooling costs, as well as protect your belongings from sun damage. The Heavy Duty Sun Shade is sunscreen for your home – it blocks the majority of the sun’s radiation as well as a sizable percentage of harmful UV rays.
If you’re concerned that the sun shade might take away from your home’s aesthetic, you can rest easy knowing SWSC’s customizable sizing and variety of fabric options will cool your home in style.
The Stingray by Tuuci turns shade into an art form, dazzling with its unique sculptural design. Created to look like a stingray, this elegant -winged parasol instantly gives your yard the look of a high-end luxury resort.
The versatile Stingray rotates 360 degrees around its axis to provide a welcome escape from the searing summer sun. Built from the highest-quality materials, the Stingray provides a sophisticated edge to your patio or pool that is sure to impress for years to come.
At once sophisticated and functional, the Elisse shutter system by Colt might also be called “Sun Shading for Dummies.” Though you can operate it manually, the Elisse can also be automated via a Colt sun tracking system for optimal performance at all times.
Available in a variety of materials, the Elisse system is designed to seamlessly fit in with your home’s aesthetic. If you’re interested in taking your shade system to the next level, the louvers are available in glass with the potential to incorporate photovoltaic energy-generating cells.
Frame Your Space
Cool in every sense of the word, this custom pergola from Structural Pergola Systems blurs the line between form and function. Whether you prefer a more traditional design or are looking to incorporate a more edgy, modern style, pergolas are a great way to shade your space.
This particular pergola uses structural fiberglass strong enough to support additional materials such as lattice, glass panels, canvas and fiberglass shutter walls. If you’re feeling adventurous, incorporate climbing plants to create a natural escape from the heat.
Geometry at Work
Inspired by geometric shapes, the Modular Trellis from Poligon pushes the boundaries of sun shade systems. A happy medium between full-on sunlight and complete shade, trellises provide a welcome respite from the hot summer sun.
Poligon’s unique structures allow you to break away from the usual flat trellis and play with space to create a functional design element in your yard or patio. Available in a variety of designs, Poligon’s structures are fully customizable to fit your needs.
A Traditional Touch
Give your patio the look of a classy European sidewalk cafe with the touch of a button.
These Retractable Awnings from Rainier Shade provide you with shade when you want it and retract out of sight when you don’t. These cost effective awnings help shield your family and friends from harmful rays as well as reduces your energy costs since you won’t have to blast a fan on those hot days. Here’s to more fun in the shade!
Seve Kale is an award-winning freelancer writer and former content intern for NewHomeSource. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2013 with a degree in Government, Humanities and Spanish.
Prior to working with NewHomeSource, she interned in the Press Section at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires and traveled extensively throughout South America