patio shades

Outdoor patio shades are some of the best additions to your home. Living in Texas means everything from harsh sun and high temperatures to pests can keep you from comfortably enjoying your outdoor living space. With the addition of patio shades, you can extend your living area and create a stylish and functional space you and your loved ones can use year-round.

Steps to Take When Measuring for Your New Patio Shades

To measure an area for your new patio shades, you’ll need to grab a steel tape measure and possibly a step ladder, depending on how tall the space is where you want to install the products. From there, follow these steps:

  • Select an inside or outside mount: First, decide whether you want to mount the shades inside or outside the frame. Choosing an inside mount offers a sleek, clean look but won’t give as much coverage as an outside mount will. While an inside mount is most common and is more energy efficient, an outside mount will give complete coverage and privacy.
  • Measure for an inside mount: To measure for an inside mount, measure the bottom, middle and top of the window opening’s interior width. Note the smallest measurement. You’ll also want to measure the bottom, middle and top of the interior window’s height and note the largest measurement.
  • Measure for an outside mount: For an outside mount, first measure the width of where you want to install your new sunshades and add 1 to 1 ½ inches to each side. Then measure the height of the area, including the height where the brackets would go on the mounting area.
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With these measurements, you can select the correct patio shade sizes.

Create a Year-Round Living Space With Shading Texas

Here at Shading Texas, you’ll find some of the highest-quality retractable awnings, screens and shades and rolling security shutters. All our shade solutions include the Tensioning Track System, making it easy for them to reach a maximum width of 30 feet without breaks in the fabric or broken seams.

Along with offering personalized service and professional installation, we include a five-year installation warranty, which is one of the best in the industry.

Ready to Create the Outdoor Space You’ve Been Dreaming Of?

Shading Texas is here to make your backyard vision a reality. We’ve developed a simple process to help you create the perfect patio for your style, needs and budget.

Here’s what you can expect from our process:

  1. Free consultation so that we can learn more about your needs and provide personalized recommendations.
  2. On-site demonstration to let you see different styles in person before deciding.
  3. An individualized quote that we provide on the spot so that you’ll know exactly what to expect.

Sign up for a free virtual or on-site estimate by contacting us today!

Ready to Create the Outdoor Space You've Been Dreaming Of?