Ways to Protect Your Deck or Patio From Summer Heat

Summer is almost here and it’s time to think about protecting your commercial property or home from the scorching heat.

Here are different things you can do to help keep your furniture and customers clean, dry, and cool!

Commercial Awnings

One way you can do this is by installing commercial awnings in Orlando to provide shade for your deck or patio.

A commercial awning is an exterior roof that spans the length of an area. These are often used to provide cover and protection for outdoor areas such as patios or decks. They can be constructed from many different materials including aluminum, steel, vinyl, fiberglass, fabric, and more; it all depends on your needs and budget.

Pergola & Trellis Systems

A Pergola is a type of open, elevated framework for shade, usually built from wood or metal. In contrast to the pergola, a trellis structure provides more coverage and often has an enclosure around it that can be opened up in nice weather.

Pergola or Trellis structures are a great choice when you’re looking to add beauty and form to buildings or outdoor spaces. These structures provide shade for outdoor areas. They are built using aluminum tubing to span between columns or walls.

Tree’s and Plants

Add some larger trees and plants around your patio to help block outdoor elements like the sun. Of course, these will work even better when you combine this with something like an awning.

Hanging Shade Cloth

Hang some shade cloth underneath your deck or patio to provide a place for you and your guests to escape from the heat. These are easy to put up, pack away during winter, and store out of sight when not in use.

Add Ceiling Fans

A great addition to an awning or pergola is an outdoor fan. They will help to circulate the air and make your patio or deck more comfortable.

Furniture Cushions

Add some cushions, furniture pads, or pillows around plants near benches or chairs where people sit. This is an excellent way to protect both the human body and other objects from direct contact with the ground which could be too hot in the summer months. They also help absorb excess heat.


One of the quickest solutions is to have large outdoor umbrellas. While not as permanent and elegant as something like a custom awning, it can work well to protect you from the sun and create shade.

Let Sundance Help

As you can see, you have many options to protect your deck and patio from the outside elements. We would love to speak with you to come up with the perfect solution for you and your business. Contact us today!