Different Types Of Shading That You Should Know

While most would suggest that you choose the shading type for your patio cover before you do, I believe it is important to decide what material you want. 

This will help you better assess the cost and determine which type of shading is best for your inside-outside swimming pool. Below are some examples of the shading options that your patio cover might use.

The Awning

Awnings look a lot like curtains except that they are extended outward instead. You have the option to choose from high-tech awnings or traditional ones. They provide shade that cools you down.


Everyone knows what umbrellas do! However, I'll say that umbrellas have the advantage of being able to be moved in any direction the sun moves. They can provide shade 24 hours a day!


These are a simpler, thinner form of shading that still allows for sunlight. They are more pleasing to the eye and more appealing. To increase the shade, you can also add fabric to it. Most often, lattices are made from wood.

Solid Covers

A patio cover made of solid material is just that, a solid piece that provides protection from the sun and weather. If you intend to sell your home in the future, a patio cover can be considered an extension of your house and can increase your property's value.

These are some ways to find trustworthy professionals within your budget to install your patio cover. Get some recommendations from your local community. You can be sure of the honesty of local recommendations.