Shade Products Articles

Don’t let the bright sun and heat of the day keep you from enjoying your outdoor space. From umbrellas and awnings to gazebos and shade canopies, there are a variety of backyard shade products to keep you and your family cool and protected.

By investing in shade products to escape you'll have a cool, comfortable place to rest and relax in your backyard.

Check out our Shade Products Buyers' Guide for a list of manufacturers of umbrellas, canopies, and more.

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All Shade Products Articles

Choosing the Right Shade

See how an awning, canopy, or umbrella can provide just the right amount of shade for your backyard or outdoor space. Read more >>

Made for Shade: Umbrellas & Awnings

Backyard shade is hardly new; umbrellas and awnings have been around for decades. But today they have been modernized, much like the kitchen fridge or the American automobile. Current cover-ups have gone high tech--providing motorized and remote operation, sturdier fabrics that last longer, greater selections and a whole bunch of trendy options that you may not know exist. Read more >>

Light Up Your Patio Umbrella

Lighting has become a popular addition to patio umbrellas, creating a cozy atmosphere for those evening outdoor gatherings. From fancy to funky, a variety of options are available to create the perfect mood for any backyard event. Read more >>

Natural Boundaries Create Shade & Privacy

A well-chosen mix of hardscape structures and plant material can go a long way to define an outdoor room. Outdoor spaces delineated by boundaries give the eye a place to rest and the spirit a place to unwind. By establishing some structure in your backyard through plants, vines and manmade structures, the yard appears more welcoming and offers shade and privacy. Read more >>