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Not all homes have a backyard that’s inviting and comfortable. Many
homeowners want to create inviting outdoor spaces where they
can relax after a long day and entertain their guests, but many of them don’t
know where to start.

If you want to turn
your backyard into a beautiful place of relaxation, you’re in luck because
there are lots of ways to do it. In fact, you can begin the transformation by
adding a shade.
The right structure will not only enhance your backyard’s appearance, but
also help keep it comfortable even when the weather gets too hot or too wet. Just
make sure to make informed decisions, avoid hitches, and choose the option that
lets you maximize your outdoor living space.
First things first: Check the available space
Before you start looking for custom shade solutions or an architect to
design a new permanent structure, do a walkthrough of the backyard. Check every
nook and cranny so you can come up with feasible shade ideas. After assessing
the space thoroughly and determining its exact dimensions, ask yourself the
next question.
  
How will the space be used?
When you’re planning to add any type of outdoor structure, it’s
important to determine the purpose it will serve. Will adding the shade turn
your backyard into a place of rest and relaxation, or are you more inclined to
transform it into a venue for future parties? Being clear about the space’s
purpose will help you choose the best specifications for the shade. You should
then familiarize yourself with local building laws and restrictions so you can
get the necessary permits ahead of time.
What’s the local climate?
The climate is always a major consideration in the installation or
construction of new outdoor structures. If you live in an area where heavy rain
and strong winds are commonplace, you should choose stronger and heavier
materials that can’t be blown away easily. On the other hand, if your home gets
plenty of sunlight and the usual temperature can reach well over 40°C, make sure the shade
structure has good thermal resistance.
For all sorts of home improvement projects, it is
always best to take your time and not make hasty decisions. Whether you decide
to install folding awnings or build
a concrete shade solution, do not hesitate to let professionals help you along
the way. Be sure to get materials only from trusted providers who will give you
top-notch choices with a reasonable warranty. For the installation or
construction, look for a contractor with a proven track record.