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There are many types of shading options to protect your family from the heat during the hot summer months. Awnings and other types of shading like gazebos, porches or pergolas not only provide protection from the heat but other elements as well, such as rain, cold and insects. The most popular shading project is the installation of an awning. Awnings can be as simple as the stationary type that come in all sizes and shapes and are ideal for occasional and portable use. Retractable awnings are attached to the edge of your home and come in automatic and manual models as well as some remote control options.

The range in price will depend on the options that you choose. Fabric awnings are not attached to your home and rely on a frame structure to support them. This is the perfect type of awning to choose if you are having a special gathering or if you routinely spend time outdoors but lack a covered porch area to congregate.

On this page of RenoCompare.com, review pictures of shading and awning installed and replaced by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.

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    • tresARCA: A Modern House in the Desert/not sure if you can get a little bit of a suntan while sleeping on this bed.
    • View of the clips and wires
    • DIY Simple Backyard Shade - Put PVC pipe into a 5-gallon bucket, then pour cement around it. Once dry, put bucket into tall planter, surround bucket w/ gravel, then top w/ soil. (Not covering pipe) Stick bamboo pole into the pipe & hang fabric w/ ties through grommets. - My-House-My-Home
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    • Some dowel rods, a few yards of fabric, some glue and screws--voila! You could roll them back when you wanted sun, roll them forward if you want some shade!
    • Sails can be quickly and easily attached to homes trees or patio columns to create shade and interest.
    • love the use of shades on this pergola...could be removed in fall/winter to allow more light.
    • For right around $200 you too can create this super stylish and functional awning for your backyard or patio. I predict many outdoor meals in your future, if not a couple of chickens roaming around the yard.
    • shade awnings - Triangle shape for the back? Less poles to worry about and looks different
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