One of the best improvements you can make to your home is to create an outdoor sitting area. While not everyone has the space to do something grand, a small gazebo of fabric, a free standing tented area or ramada away from the house is both inviting and can encourage you and your guests to enjoy the backyard more frequently. It’s wonderful to have a yard with plantings and a garden, but without shade, you won’t want to spend as much time outdoors when it’s hot.
We love the rain in the southwest. In fact, we count on it for a good portion of the annual rainfall in the summer months. Winter snows in the mountains and throughout northern New Mexico count for much of the balance each year. But as anyone who has lived here for a year soon discovers, weather can come in with a blast and often does! High winds, dramatic temperature changes, downpours and hail are common, with ensuing floods and sometimes dangerous conditions.
There are a surprising variety of applications for outdoor screening. Constructed of a heavy mesh, outdoor screening shields areas from 90% of UV rays from the sun and protects areas from wind and weather. Screening can be mounted as fixed protection from the elements or mounted on rollers and hung so that it can be rolled up or down as needed.