In North Carolina, a landscape architect sought to elevate the design and functionality of his outdoor space with a unique and stylish shade solution. Uninterested in traditional umbrellas, the homeowner aimed to find a product that would not only provide sun protection but also complement the architecture of his home. His search led him to ShadeFX and our innovative freestanding retractable canopy.

This sleek, modern shade solution pairs a commercial-grade aluminum frame with our retractable canopy. To complement the elegant outdoor space, ShadeFX manufactured a 10′ x 14.5′ two-post structure with a Sunbrella Silica Stone fabric for the canopy. The neutral tones of the material contrast beautifully with the ‘Grey Brown’ powder-coated structure, creating the contemporary look the homeowner desired to maintain.

“ShadeFX was helpful from product selection to design and installation. The experience was seamless even through COVID. We are really enjoying the canopy at our home, it adds so much to the design and function of our pool area. With its minimal ground footprint yet large canopy, it provide a large area of shade.  We keep it in a closed position until we need the shade and the sliding mechanism to open/close works great. It looks so much better than the large umbrella types, we love it!”

– Homeowner

The freestanding canopy is a modern and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional umbrellas, providing enhanced functionality and durability. With its adjustable positioning and easy-to-use manual operation, the canopy ensures the homeowner has the perfect shade whenever needed.

Looking to transform your backyard into a shaded oasis that complements your home’s architecture? Contact ShadeFX today.