The owner of this northeast Indiana lake house was contemplating taking the tree down that provided some shade for their lake side deck, as it was a very messy tree requiring daily clean-up.
In addition, the tree did not provide much shade and for this family to sit and play on the deck, they had to move several times during the day to stay in the shade as the sun moved across the sky.
The family asked for an overhead cover solution that would provide absolute shade when they wanted it and the ability to control the shade when they wanted some sun on the deck.
We knew the sun shade solution for them immediately. The answer was a Sundance Louvered Roof.
Some people call these types of systems “adjustable pergolas,” “smart pergolas” or an “adjustable pergola canopy.”
Our outdoor living design and construction team prefers the Sundance offering for a shade situation like this because the design of the louvers is very strong. And, the louvers form a flat ceiling when closed, have good looking integral gutters and downspouts, and offer many beautiful colors, as well as the ability to mix and match those colors.
Additionally, as the sun gets low in the sky in the evening, it is very bright and the Fort Wayne homeowners wanted to diminish some of that sunlight without eliminating the lake view.
The answer there was a retractable screen from Progressive with the MagnaTrack side rails. The screen rolls up and down smoothly, while staying taut which reinforces its protection properties. We used a sun screen that prevents 90% of the light from penetration while still being able to see through it.
These systems allow the homeowners to control the amount of shade they want, when they want it, and all from the comfort of their favorite deck chair and remote control.
Progressive Screens is the latest in mechanical screen technology with MagnaTrack. It is a cutting-edge patented system that uses specially designed magnets internally secured within the tracks to allow free floating during deployment, as well as keeping constant tension on the screen.
MagnaTrack features remote control options which are virtually endless. Using it with a smart home system is a breeze, as it is easily controlled from your digital phone or tablet .
This innovative system reduces installation time, as well as eliminating 98% of all common service issues/callback requests. Progressive Screens manufactures the leading motorized screens for both Residential and Commercial applications. Our systems can span up to 30' wide and 24' tall.
Let Archadeck Of Fort Wayne Help Put You In Control Of Your Outdoor Living Space!
Live better outdoors with the convenient and protective shade you and you structure deserves.
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Craig Whitman, owner Archadeck of Fort Wayne.