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Mar 21, 2018

3 Different Types of Shade Structures for Your Outdoor Space

Shade structures protect you and your outdoor facilities from the radiant heat. With their distinctive design, they also make a fascinating addition that can enhance your home’s curb appeal. Each type offers a certain amount of shading and comfort that will suit your lifestyle and comfort.

3 Different Types of Shade Structures for Your Outdoor Space

At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we can help you pick the right shading solution that will meet your needs. We offer a range of patio options. Here are some of the shade structures you can consider:

Solid Patio Covers

Solid patio covers in Albuquerque offer complete protection for your patio against intense heat, rain or snow, allowing you to enjoy the best outdoor experience. They are usually attached to your house’s structure, which can cost less compared to freestanding structures. This is actually advantageous in some settings since the solid patio cover usually “continues” the pre-established aesthetics of the roof and home exterior. You can think of solid patio covers as an extension of the roof.

If you like the daylight along with the shade, we can combine the solid cover with an open lattice for a vibrant feel you can enjoy. For visual impact, choose from a variety of end-cut options for our beams and rafters. Solid patio covers don’t just make your exterior space more accessible, you also improve your home’s overall visual appeal too.


For long-term performance, we recommend our Elitewood Lattice® Patio Covers. They’re made of high-quality aluminum that gives them better weather tolerance and higher durability than wood and other lesser materials for patio covers.

Elitewood covers also mimic the texture of real wood without suffering from its main weakness: moisture and water damage. Finally, these lattice patio covers require little to no maintenance since they have a longer-lasting finish. This means they’ll look good for a long time.

Elitewood® Lattice has slimmer and simpler-shaped pieces compared with traditional pergolas. This can block out heat and still brighten up your patio or deck. If you have a modern architectural style, its sleek lines can define your home’s visual appeal.

Our Elitewood® Lattice in Albuquerque, NM, can offer long-term comfort and beauty for your exterior with its remarkable strength. They are weather-resistant, so they won’t crack or warp no matter how rough the conditions are. In addition, they come in a palette of designer colors that can accentuate other details of your home.


This is a freestanding structure commonly seen in landscapes. This is also the only cover choice if you don’t want your exterior living space to interrupt the pre-established visual appeal of your home. You can pergolas as a cover for your walkways, patios or decks, offering you comfort from daylight heat and a beautiful view of the night sky. A slatted roof allows you to incorporate lighting for a classic, soothing feel for your outdoor space. You can also use this as support for your growing vines and other plants, making the most of your garden space.

Pergolas are a great choice for smaller homes with more restricted exterior spaces. This free-standing patio cover essentially turns your exterior wall space into an extension of your indoors, albeit a little farther away from the rest of your property. For a more outdoorsy, retreat-type of exterior space, pergolas best capture your vision.

At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we can help you achieve the best outdoor living experience with exceptional patio covers in Albuquerque. We’ll also help you choose from our impressive range of patio cover styles by doing an in-depth inspection of your home. Call us today at (877) 721-1590 to learn more about our products and request a free quote.

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