Chicago Roof Deck Turns to ShadeFX for Shade and Privacy Solutions on Rooftop Patio

On top of one of Chicago’s prestigious condominiums sits a 2,000 square foot rooftop patio and sun deck.  Submerged in the backdrop of glass skyscrapers and concrete buildings, the patio provides an escape for relaxation, gatherings, and sunbathing. This patio boasts the tropical ambiance reminiscent of an island getaway, thanks in part to the direct and reflective sunshine that radiates from the adjacent glass buildings.

Prior to the summer of 2014, the rooftop terrace was largely unused and the potential unrealized. The condo management group and residents agreed to a full revitalization of the black canvas atop the building. After initial attempts to renovate the space was stalled due to zoning, logistics and design challenges, Chicago Roof Deck and Garden was selected as the full service outdoor design-build firm to complete the rooftop project.

Today, black wicker seats and patio loungers are interwoven throughout the space and accentuated by splashes of color, textures and varying sized plants. A sleek, redwood stained pergola covers the dining area while two ShadeFX canopies add the much-needed protection from the sun and rain on the heavily exposed rooftop. Additionally, the retractable canopies provide privacy protection from other towering buildings. Whether residents are looking to bask in the warmth of the sun or embrace an intimate nighttime setting to share a drink, the patio provides the perfect setting. Residents have the option of open views when desired and protection when required.

ShadeFX worked with Chicago Roof Deck and Garden to build a custom canopy that was customized to their pergola design.  Two 21’ X 7’ manually operated canopies in water-resistant Harbor Time fabric were integrated into their designed structure to maximize the protection of the dining area’s sun and rain.

A few words from Adam Miller, Chicago Roof Deck and Gardens Principal:

“We used ShadeFX about a year ago and our client has loved it! It is a commercial building downtown Chicago and it has taken all the abuse of being on the 25th floor just across the street from Lake Michigan. The Shade FX team was great in helping us design and install the product and we can’t wait to use the product again.”

Adam Miller RLA, Principal, Chicago Roof Deck and Garden

We would like to thank the team at Chicago Roof Deck and Garden for allowing us to be a part of their project. They are creative problem solvers and fully understand the requirements and considerations to optimizing rooftop spaces. We are proud to be a part of this project and we look forward to working with them again.

Contact us today to see how we can help you provide retractable sun, rain, and privacy protection for your outdoor projects.

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