Being poolside isn’t always about soaking up the sun in your most stylish bathing suit. So, finding a shady spot to relax in should always be within arm’s reach.  Depending on the space, homeowners may need to deploy multiple umbrellas to protect a large area. However, an expansive retractable shade will provide ample coverage from the harsh rays.

Homeowner David Barnes struggled with umbrellas for years before deciding to find a new centric shade solution. Rebuilding his deck, a classic structure was added to create a focal point in his landscape that doubled as shade.

Looking to transform the pergola into a more interesting space, David decided to add a retractable canopy. By doing so, he added a quick place to take shelter from the occasional sun showers or a break from the blistering heat.

After living in our home for 27 years and fumbling with umbrellas for shade around the pool, my wife and I decided to rebuild our deck adding a custom built 18′ x 16′ pergola. Having been in the building material business for over 35 years, I had a little insight as to which manufacturer we should use. When we decided to add a canopy, ShadeFX was the only company able to accomplish the look and operation we were seeking. Once the specifications were sent to them, a recommendation was sent back within 24 hrs and sample colors were provided. It was a thoroughly enjoyable buying experience from working through the specifications to receiving the finished canopy. The installation only took a few hours and it fit perfectly. I would recommend ShadeFX canopies personally and professionally to anyone.

– David Barnes

Fully understanding what David was trying to achieve, ShadeFX was quick to respond. ShadeFX manufactured a large 18’ x 16’ retractable canopy to fit his custom structure. The manually operated canopy provides abundant coverage when extended, showcasing the Sunbrella Tresco Birch fabric.

Even if the weather looks doubtful, the Barnes can use their newly built deck. Together with a well-made pergola, the expansive retractable shade adds protection where other products could not. Consequently, the only thing fumbling these days are footballs.

ShadeFX provides reliable, expansive retractable shade options. Click here to learn more.