Let's face it, no matter how much you enjoy being outside, some days the afternoon sun can be just too hot! That's when an awning, umbrella or portable pergola can come in handy. When there's no oak tree in sight, or if your deck, patio or garden doesn't have a built-in cover, consider one of the attractive, easy to install options now available. Look for a structure made with a high performance outdoor fabric and lightweight metals for easy installation and durability. So many choices are available, it's easy to create an outdoor space that's comfortable and offers some shady relief from the heat.