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The official start of summer is tomorrow, and while it has been raining the past couple of days, we are still feeling the summer temperature in the Woodbridge area. Once the rain officially stops and we have our sunny skies again, homeowners will be enjoying summer in the backyards. Decks are one of the most popular spots for homeowners during the summer months. And while it is fun to use your deck for barbecues and gatherings, the sun can get very harsh.

As your deck builder in Woodbridge VA, we have come up with some ways to make your sunny days on your deck more comfortable.

Patio furniture on deck


Umbrellas are an easy and trendy way to add shade to your deck. A lot of patio furniture sets come with umbrellas, so if you are looking to add decor to your backyard, this would be a great way to do both.

Shade Sails 

Another easy addition is shade sails. You can attach these shades to your home and to another extremity like a pole. Unlike the majority of umbrellas, these shades can be big enough to cover a whole deck.



A pergola addition can help protect you from the sun. Although when constructed these structures don’t seem like much help, you can add drapes and curtains to the top and to the sides. A pergola can also give your backyard a much more distinguished look. If you want to add a pergola to your deck, we can help you with that, just give us a call!

We hope these ideas help you in finding the right shade choice for your deck. If you are looking for a deck builder in Woodbridge Va, call MidAtlantic Contracting at 703-492-4663. Our experienced deck builder team can help you design and build the custom deck you’ve been envisioning. Whether it is screened-in or open, composite or wood, our experience and skill ensures that your family will enjoy an attractive product for years to come.

We offer the following deck services:

  • Custom decks
  • Porches & Stairs
  • Composite or Wood Materials
  • Maintenance-free decking
  • Screened or Covered Decks
  • Fence Installation

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