CALL US TODAY! 1-800-999-5617

The Best Patio Shade Products

Posted on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 10:15 am.
carroll architectural shade patio shade products

Get ready for summer with patio shade products, including retractable awnings.

If you are already looking forward to warmer spring weather and long, sunny summer days, you may be eager to find ways to upgrade your patio. Creating a beautiful, shady spot in your backyard can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about excess sun exposure, heat, or rain showers. Adding a shade product to your patio is essential for creating a space that is not only appealing and stylish but which provides necessary shade and often increased energy efficiency. The best patio shade products are fixed awnings, retractable awnings, and pergolas. Read on to learn more about what these products can provide. 

Fixed Home Awning

These patio shade products can cover your patio while being partially attached to the side of your home and upheld by posts on your patio. These awnings can provide consistent shade for your patio and all people, pets, and plants that sit underneath it. If the awning covers any doors or windows, it can provide shade to your indoor rooms and prevent you from spending more money on air conditioning. 

These fixed awnings offer a little more chance for style and customization than retractable awnings because they stay put. A fixed home awning may also be a good choice for someone who has an especially sunny backyard patio and knows that they would never want to retract the awning. 

Retractable Patio Awning

A retractable awning is an excellent choice for homeowners who want flexibility in their patio shade products. The awning is attached to the side of your home and extends over your patio. It provides shade to your indoor rooms, as well as to the patio. However, if you occasionally want to sunbathe on your patio or shield your awning during a rainstorm, you may quickly close up the awning and remove the cover it provides. 


Pergolas can be an exceptionally stylish option for backyard patios. These shade products do not need to be attached to the home and can stand free independently. At Carroll Architectural Shade, you can find many pergola styles to choose from, including ones with canopy covers and those without. Many homeowners have experimented with growing plants on or around their pergola and creating a stunning patio design. Others use this patio shade product to create a stylish outdoor dining area or a poolside area for relaxation. 

Now is the time to prepare for patio season. By determining which shade product may be the best addition to your home, you can start the installation process early and have your new product ready as soon as possible. 


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top quality craftsmanship and service.

Visit our website to see how we can serve you and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest.

Contact Us