When you build a deck, you plan for years of wonderful enjoyment outside on your property. You may not plan for the expectation of privacy, but sooner or later, you will realize that you need it. You also need a way to protect yourself from the heat and damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. Thankfully, you can stay comfortable and protect your privacy in your backyard with motorized awnings, shades and retractable canopies.

deck privacy

Motorized Awnings and Canopies

Picture it: you are enjoying the sun on your deck on a lovely Sunday morning. Within an hour or two, the heat is deep, penetrating and you feel totally exposed. What do you do? You do not have to pack up and go back inside. Instead, you can install canopy awnings to block the heat of the sun and give you that necessary shade. Does that seem like a lot of work? Most retractable awnings are easy to maneuver by hand. However, you can add motorization to your awnings and retractable canopies so that movement is as simple as the push of a button.

Do you have a deck or patio that is not attached to your house? Do you long for the privacy that walls and ceiling covers provide? Finding a great arrangement for your circumstances is not a problem at all. Retractable canopies are available for:

This makes your deck perfect for large groups or small, private parties in the pleasant weather.


Awnings and canopies do an excellent job of providing you with protection from the sun, but they do not run in a vertical direction. You could plant bushes or trees, but they will take years to grow. To get the privacy you want from prying eyes right away, you need something fast. Roller shades can be easily moved up and down with the pull of a cable. They block out sun, wind and nosy people. If you add motorization capabilities, you can even program them to use solar sensors to expand and retract with the path of the sun.

Building a deck for your enjoyment was a wise decision. Now, you need to add the ability to keep your deck activities for your eyes only, and protect yourself from exposure to the elements.

Leave a Reply

Request a Free Consultation

We’re excited to work with you! After you request a consultation, our team will reach out to schedule the time. One of our Design Consultants can visit you at your location or you can schedule a time to meet with us here at our showroom. Our showroom offers working product samples with all if the various material selections.