To shelter from the sun, there is not only the unavoidable parasol. More or less light, other equipment exists, and they are not likely to fly at the first gust of wind!1. The velum
Also known as a shade sail, this large canvas can be installed and stored quickly, without much clutter. Favorable when the place is counted. Its location is flexible thanks to the support stakes (sold separately or not): no need to have a tree or a wall to hang it, it is installed wherever you want. Check with purchase that the fabric is water repellent and UV treated.
2. The arbor
Made up of a metallic structure surmounted by a canvas, it delimits a relaxation corner or meal sheltered from the rays. The new models are embellished on both sides with curtains, usually white, creating a more intimate space, like a reception tent. To plant in the grass or seal on the ground for better stability.3. The bioclimatic pergola
Located above the terrace, this metal structure is equipped with aluminum motorized blades on the roof, which is oriented with a remote control. In horizontal position, the blades protect from the rain. The installation must be entrusted to a professional, who will evaluate the strength of the support on which will be fixed the carrying posts and the sand beam, as well as the electrical connections and the evacuation of rain water.4. The pergola
Usually made of wood, it has a slatted roof that can accommodate climbing plants and offers partial shade while allowing light to pass through. The new models are equipped with floors and shutters or side blinds. They turn into real extra rooms and take on the air of a shed. Attention wooden structures must be installed on a resistant and stable ground (terrace or concrete slab) and fixed with anchoring plates to be screwed.