Several of the trees around my property needed to be taken down because of some beetle that had gotten to them and made them sick. Those trees are what kept my property shaded and cool during the summer. Now that the trees are gone, I had to find a way to make my decks and patios more usable. I didn't want a fully enclosed roof on my patio, but I wanted one on my deck. I hired a contractor to come up with some ideas for shading the areas so that I could begin using them during the summer again. This blog will give you ideas for building structures to shade the outdoor living spaces around your home.