Your patio is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and spend time with family and friends outdoors. But what happens when it’s raining or if the sun is shining directly on your outdoor furniture? Inclement weather conditions can make hanging out on your patio less-than-enjoyable, so how do you combat this? Patio sunshades: an effective, versatile, and cost-effective way to block out harsh weather so you can enjoy your outdoor space, no matter what season!

What are patio sunshades?

Made of weather-resistant material that can withstand moisture and harsh sunlight, most patio sunshades attach directly to the outside of your patio to provide you with a calm and cool oasis. Sunshades can be used for numerous weather conditions, such as rain, wind, or hot, uncomfortable temperatures. Sunshades are made of vinyl material that is resistant to mold and mildew, making it safe to use during spring showers or summer thunderstorms. Weighted tie-downs make it possible to block out wind while still keeping the shades intact, and light-filtering material help to cool your patio by keeping heat from the sun at bay all while allowing light to come in and brighten up your entertainment space.

How do they work?

Patio sunshades typically mount to the exterior structure surrounding your patio. Strong aluminum casing, much like curtain rods inside your home, attach easily and securely, allowing you peace of mind that your investment is safe. Patio sunshades come in many different styles: spring-loaded, roll up, motorized, or have traditional cords like blinds. UV-protectant and element-resistant material ensure your happiness and safety in all kinds of weather conditions.

Are patio sunshades the right choice for me?

Versatile, stylish, and available in a multitude of colors, sizes, and designs, sunshades can complement any home style. Sunshades range in sizes to fit all patios but purchasing multiple may be something to consider to protect all areas of your patio and to give a clean, cohesive look to your home. Materials such as mesh, vinyl, acrylic, and polyester are available depending on your needs and style-preference. Sunshades also come in many colors and patterns you can choose from, making it a useful and stylish accessory for your home.

Care and Maintenance

This will vary depending on the style, type, and brand of sunshade you get, but patio sunshades are generally easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to maintain. High quality sunshades can be kept outside all year long, aside from severe weather conditions such as hurricanes. Storing the sunshades in their “up” position when not in use will preserve their integrity, color, quality, and lifespan. Clean the fabric with mild soap and water to remove debris and stains throughout the season to ensure shades stay in good condition and doesn’t accumulate mold and mildew on areas that are dirty. Checking the housing of the sunshades to ensure they are properly attached and functioning well will extend the longevity of the products.

Patio sunshades are not only a great design aspect to add to your home, but a product that will provide you with use of your outdoor living space you may not otherwise be utilizing as frequently as you’d like. Whether your patio is too hot, too bright, or too exposed to elements during the off-seasons, rest assured that the purchase and installation of sunshades will improve your patio and allow you to kick back and relax anytime the mood strikes.


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