Half shade refers to a mesh or structure that is placed on a pergola, balcony of a house, patio, garden, etc. to protect from the sun, while still being outdoors and enjoying some natural light and heat. It is becoming a trend because of the multiple designs that can be achieved. So we are going to show you how to place half a shade.
A shading net
This shading net is ideal for limiting our exposure to the sun, especially in the summer season. This mesh is black and has a slightly shiny finish. In addition, it is made to withstand the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so it is perfect for use for long periods of time.
To know how to place half a shade, we extend the mesh, so that it covers the pergola roof well. We tighten it and fix it with some sergeants. Then, we remove the excess fabric with a pair of scissors. To be able to glue the mesh to the wood, we will use construction glue. This is transparent and seals all kinds of materials, both indoors and outdoors.
Continuing with how to place half a shade, we lift the mesh and place the adhesive on the first crossbar, using a silicone gun. Then we fix the shading mesh on the wood. Continue with the same pattern to adhere to the rest of the rafters. We put glue on the rafters and glue the entire length of the mesh to the wood.
In this same order of ideas, to strengthen the tie, if you put some screws directly, the mesh will be torn. Therefore, we will have some support plates and we will introduce the bolts. Our mesh is ready and thanks to it, the enjoyment of the sun can be done at any time of the day.
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Advantages of the half shade
Now that we know how to place the half shade, let’s analyze what advantages this type of installation brings to us. Apart from protecting us from the sun, it separates rooms, creates partial enclosures, and decorates those outside spaces of the house. In addition, it strengthens the intimacy of the home.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.