5 Easy Ways to Add Shade to Your Outdoor Living Area

5 Easy Ways to Add Shade to Your Outdoor Living Area

5 Easy Ways to Add Shade to Your Outdoor Living AreaDo you enjoy hanging out in your back yard or another outdoor living space at your home? It can be relaxing to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views around your home. Whether you have children who like to play outside or you simply like to read a book after a long day of work, your outdoor living area should be a great area of your home.

However, one reason why homeowners may not spend as much time outdoors as they would like to is because of the sun’s intense heat. When there’s no shade in your yard to rest in, the heat and UV rays can easily make hanging outside uncomfortable—and potentially even dangerous. The simple solution? Add a little shade to your back yard. Here are 5 products that can make a great addition to your outdoor living space and provide you with some much-needed shade:


Sunrooms are a room addition—they feature glass and roofs that completely enclose the space. They provide exceptional protection from the elements, offering not only shade, but refuge from the rain and wind as well.

Screen Rooms

Screen rooms also offer protection from the sun, rain, and wind, but they still allow homeowners to enjoy the fresh air. They feature vinyl sashes that block out UV rays, as well as roofs for shade. Plus, screen rooms protect against pesky insects, so you can sit outside at night without becoming a snack for annoying mosquitoes.

Patio Covers

Patio covers are essentially a roof that offers protection from the sun. They can either be attached to a home, or installed freestanding, allowing homeowners to choose the perfect location for the cover’s installation.


Pergolas have a curved lattice roof that can provide some protection from the sun. Some pergolas can even be motorized so that the rafters open and close, providing both a patio cover and pergola in one convenient product. Pergolas can be installed attached to a home or freestanding, allowing you to get shade right where you need it.


Spa cabanas can transform any outdoor living space into a private oasis. Whether it’s for a pool or a hot tub, a cabana will provide a more private, protected space for you to relax in. You will love the resort-like feel that our cabanas can add to your patio.

If you would like to add some shade to the outdoor living space at your home, turn to TEMO. We have been a trusted manufacturer of outdoor living products since 1970, and we offer all of the structures you need to add a little shade to your back yard. Plus, our products are crafted from top-quality materials and backed by a limited lifetime transferable warranty for peace of mind. And, all of our products can be installed by TEMO-certified contractors, so you won’t need to lift a finger to make it happen. To learn more, contact TEMO today.