How to Add Shade to Your Deck or Patio

In need of inspiration to add an attractive, yet functional element to the outside of your home? Phifer has you covered with our gallery of patio deck and outdoor shade application ideas. Check out some of the striking ways others have used our sun shade products to enhance curb appeal while reducing energy costs and protecting their home from solar rays -- in addition to other benefits.  


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Phifer Exterior Shading for Your Outdoor Project

Phifer products lend themselves to a variety of outdoor applications. Whether you’re looking for sun protection materials that provide better outward visibility to an attractive way to block sun from your deck, porch, or windows, Phifer exterior solar screening is an excellent choice. Find inspiration for your next project and see our fabrics in various outdoor scenarios.  

Popular Products for Easy Outdoor Shade Ideas

Get inspired and get to know Phifer-made products that you can use in to create your next outdoor shading project. See our fabrics used in practical applications -- from shading over a deck to porch shading and more -- and discover which materials will work best for your project.


Versatile, durable, and capable of blocking 95% of UV rays, SunTex 95 is ideal for a multitude of uses, including outdoor roller shades, deck shading, patio awnings, and sun control screening for doors and windows. Not only does it help save on energy costs by reducing solar heat gain, but this fabric also makes for great protection against insects thanks to a tight weave.

Looking for ideas to block sun from beaming onto your patio or adding shading to your deck? Well-suited to DIY sun shade projects, SunTex 95 comes in an array of neutral colors -- ranging from white to grey to black and earthy shades of tan and brown.


Constructed from sturdy vinyl-coated fiberglass, Super Solar Screening+ blocks 90% of UV rays along with excellent outward views.

Available in a rich charcoal, Super Solar Screening+ creates a chic barrier against sun and insects when used in door and window screening applications.


Where to Buy

Make your style inspiration a reality. Phifer exterior sun control fabrics are available at local retail stores and online. Contact a friendly Phifer associate who can help you find your choice of fabric and where to purchase. We look forward to helping you find the right fabric for your next outdoor project.