Trendy Shade Options for 2020

March 19, 2020

Spring has seemingly sprung early and we’re not mad about it at all. With the weather turning warm and the sun making more appearances, it’s time to start prepping your outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of nature. Adding some shade can enhance the look of your space as well as make… Read More


Spring has seemingly sprung early and we’re not mad about it at all. With the weather turning warm and the sun making more appearances, it’s time to start prepping your outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of nature. Adding some shade can enhance the look of your space as well as make it more pleasant for you and your guests. And you can do this all while staying up to date on how it looks. We install hundreds of shades each year so let us show you what’s most popular for 2020.

Slide-wire cable canopy

Slide-wire canopies are a great option for managing the amount of sunlight or shade in your patio area. We can install the canopy system to a pergola or another existing structure. We also provide custom-designed aluminum frame structures for the system that are powder coated in black, white, bronze or a custom color of your choosing. 

The slide-wire canopies are long panels that are arranged in overhead swales. They can look, dare I say, romantic and classy? We make them in both woven acrylic fabric and vinyl-coated polyester mesh. Both offer numerous color options and with the acrylic fabric, you can even add a striped pattern. Here’s where you can really start to have fun and add a little 2020 spin. 

The Pantone color of the year for 2020 is classic blue. According to the VP of the Pantone Institute, “It’s a reassuring blue, full of calm and confidence. It builds connection.” It seems like a color that would pop with the green foliage and other colors found against nature’s backdrop while bringing a connection to you and your guests. 

Exterior Drop Shades

Picture this – you have a gathering of your closest friends or maybe it’s just you and your significant other. You’re on your beautiful balcony enjoying some catch-up time with your loved ones with your favorite foods. All of a sudden, the sunshine that you were so thoroughly enjoying gets in your eyes and you are now seeing halos around everyone. Here’s where an exterior drop shade can help you out. With a push of a button or a crank of a handle, you’ll have a little more shade and your 20/20 or 2020 vision restored without completely blocking the view.

Exterior drop shades are a stylish way to gain privacy and limit the amount of light and heat that enters your outdoor living space making it an inviting place where your family and friends will want to spend time. There are extensive fabric options and a selection of product features that we offer including technology trendy enough for 2020. Did you know that you can integrate your drop shade with your home automation system? What about a wind sensor that automatically retracts your awning when strong winds are detected? 

One of the many reasons you should let SugarHouse customize your exterior drop shade is we are able to offer customizable lengths up to 30 ft. and 16 ft. drops. Other companies are not able to offer that.

Retractable Awnings

Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular in the last few years and covering them with a retractable awning is a very smart and stylish way to bring comfort to the chef when the sun is beating down on them.

There are so many features for retractable awnings. You can even get one that is installed with an optional electric motor that uses a handheld remote control or wall switch. You can also schedule and operate your awning from your phone. But the features don’t stop there. Check out a few others below:

  • Available in well-known fabrics like Sunbrella and Dickson in plenty of striped and solid colors.
  • 10-year limited warranty against becoming unserviceable.
  • Valance at the bottom available in multiple shapes and sizes.
  • Available sun and wind sensors for easy automation.
  • Manual hand crank can be removed and stored, to be used only when needed.

These are just three shade options to take your outdoor space up a notch but we have plenty more. All of our awnings are made out of name-brand fabrics that have fantastic warranties of up to 10 years. Our experts at SugarHouse Industries are so excited to help you customize an awning that will keep you in style for more than just the year 2020. Give us a call or stop by to get going on the customization process.

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.