Adding a pergola to your deck is a great way to set it apart from the rest of the decks in your neighborhood. Pergolas are also great installed over a patio or seating area in the yard. They are visually appealing, and are great to hang lights or planters on. But depending on the angle and intensity of the sun, they may offer very little relief from the summertime heat. We recently began using some great Canopies and shade curtains. Adding these to your pergola can make it much more effective at keeping out the sun, as well as adding some privacy to your pergola area.
We have been using retractable shade canopies that mount directly under the pergola framing for several years now. These canopies are made from high quality exterior fabric and aluminum channels. They come in a variety of solid or striped colors, and are custom made to fit your pergola right here in Lancaster County . They are waterproof, allowing you to enjoy a rainy day from your deck. They can be retracted on cooler days, when you want to warmth of the sun, and opened on warm or wet days when you would like a shady or dry spot to be.
We found these great exterior shade curtains a few years ago, and began installing them on our pergolas immediately. They are available in several colors as well as different levels of transparency. Some completely block out the sun and offer complete privacy, others allow for some sun to shine through. These curtains are custom made to fit your pergola in Holmes County Ohio. Most of the curtains we install are raised and lowered manually with a pull chain. However some of the larger sizes are available with a remote controlled, electric or solar powered motor to raise and lower the curtain for you.
We have more info and pricing here on our Pergola page