Creating an adaptable outdoor living space allows homeowners to take advantage of the warm weather. Pairing overhead coverage with comfortable furnishings creates a cozy nesting spot for some much-deserved R&R.

As part of the deck design, homeowners in Ottawa, Ontario desired a pergola and retractable shade to define their new nesting space. Kicking off their outdoor project, they reached out to ShadeFX to better understand the concept and process of adding a custom retractable shade system.

Through phone calls, e-mails and drawings, ShadeFX customized an 8’ x 14’ manual retractable shade for the white structure. The design is an open box frame, requiring a flange mount for the drive beam. The homeowners reviewed the installation instructions prior to purchasing the Sunbrella Cadet Grey canopy, ensuring a smooth install and ease of operation.

“The team at ShadeFX were a pleasure to work with. I’m a DIY kind of person, so having David take the time to explain the options and get the answers to my questions was greatly appreciated. Installation was a breeze; the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I also like that the canopy can be easily taken down for winter storage. Given the amount of direct sunlight that our deck receives, having a high-quality shade solution was very important to me and my wife. I am very happy with our ShadeFX canopy and look forward to many days on my deck.”

– Yanik Cousineau, Homeowner

As the warmer weather arrives, re-hanging the shade is a breeze. The elements of comfort and protection make for a great conversation area or a place to unwind.

Ready to relax in a cozy outdoor space? Contact us today.