Patio Shade

What Does Your Patio Need?

Do you have a patio without patio shade?  You can't enjoy it because the sun is too hot or the rain too wet?  We can help.

lattice patio cover
Our job is helping you find the patio cover that fits your budget.  Shade for the patio can be a simple canopy or a well placed tarp.  Your patio cover might be an elegant Alumawood Awning.  Wood, aluminum and vinyl are all other options for patio shade.  Let's explore the look and cost.

On this page about portable shade you will find a 10' x 20' canopy selling for only $99.99.  Also on the same page is a 10' x 10' pop up canopy selling for $119.00.  Both of these canopies can be permanently mounted to a concrete slab with cement anchors or firmly attached to wood or lawn.  You can easily get a few years of cheap shade and rain protection from this type of patio cover.

aluminum awning and shade screens
Aluminum awnings are another great way to shade a patio.  Just to compare numbers lets say you want to cover a 10' x 20' patio.  We sell that size aluminum awning for about $1100.00.  This is the installed price in the Mesa Arizona area. The great things about aluminum patio covers are they are maintenance free and very inexpensive.  These are the type of covers I build for myself, my horses and most of my customers.

Vinyl patio covers are much like our Alumawood products.  A rough estimate for a 10' x 20' vinyl cover runs about $2500.00. The Alumawood Newport and the Alumawood Laguna are both great solutions for your patio shade.  Made with aluminum and a baked on enamel paint job they are durable and maintenance free.  The Newport is a solid roof patio cover and the Laguna is the lattice version of the same product.  The Alumawood products are manufactured by Amerimax Building Materials.  An Alumawood Newport patio cover in the 10' x 20' size can be installed at your home for about $2400.00.  The same size in the Laguna lattice type structure with the 1 1/2" lattice is about $2500.00. Check current prices and availability below.

We sell and install in Arizona and would be happy to provide a free estimate.

CR Shades - Dennis Gourley - Sales - 480-935-2848

wood patio cover and lattice
A wood patio cover is also a nice way to enhance the looks of you home.  The same 10' x 20' patio shade should run around $2500.00 installed or about $1500.00 in materials from Home Depot.  These are the base prices and a lot more can be spent depending on what type of house you are trying to match.  The best part is you can, in most cases, match your home in every aspect.  By matching your shingles, trim colors, exterior texture and painted ceiling drywall this type of patio shade can be the most expensive of all the options.  The biggest advantage is it does not look like it was added on.  If done properly they should look like they were built when the home was built.

Below are more popular choices and some price ranges.

Pergolas: Pergolas are open structures typically consisting of vertical posts supporting cross beams or lattice. They provide partial shade and can be customized with climbing plants or vines for added coverage. Pergolas often create a visually appealing outdoor space. The cost of a pergola can vary depending on factors such as size, materials, and additional features. On average, a basic DIY pergola kit can cost between $500 to $2,500. Custom-built or high-end pergolas can range from $3,000 to $10,000 or more.

Gazebos: Gazebos are freestanding structures with a complete roof and open sides. They provide full shade and a sheltered space for outdoor activities. Gazebos often have more intricate designs and can be equipped with seating, screens, or even electrical installations. The cost of a gazebo depends on its size, materials, design complexity, and any additional features. Entry-level gazebo kits can start around $500, while larger or more elaborate designs can range from $2,000 to $10,000 or more. Custom-built gazebos can have higher costs.

Shade Sails: Shade sails are fabric canopies stretched between anchor points to create shade. They are versatile and come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Shade sails are relatively lightweight and provide flexibility in adjusting the shade coverage as needed. The cost of shade sails depends on factors such as the size, quality of the fabric, and the number of anchor points required. A basic shade sail can cost between $100 to $300, while larger or custom-designed shade sails can range from $500 to $2,000 or more.

It's important to note that the cost ranges provided are general estimates and can vary significantly based on factors such as the quality of materials, customization options, and regional variations. Additional expenses may also include installation costs, permits (if required), and any desired accessories or features.

When considering the cost of backyard shade structures, it's recommended to research and compare prices from different suppliers, consider the durability and maintenance requirements of the materials used, and assess the specific features and benefits that align with your needs and budget.


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