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I have a back patio cover! It's not large, it covers less than a third of the back patio, and its primary purpose is to keep the sun from beating down on my patio doors and hitting my eyes through the side of the blinds a couple hours before sunset the way it does. Did. Hopefully won't do again.

It's a simple design that looks quite natural, IMO, like it *could* have been there since the building was built (only newer and shinier than anything 22 years old), but it is not the same color as the building (see HOA specifications). It's a nice shade of brown that contrasts and compliments the...whatever-that-is-beige-tan-peachy color that adorns the outside of our units/fences.

I like it! It makes the house feel somehow...complete.

Short but sweet!


The neighbors' view

The bedroom patio door awning

Darkening screens in Arizona



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Jul. 9th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Congrats! That was work accomplished. :) Now, I wish you lots of sunshine for you to test the cover on.
Jul. 9th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
I don't think that will be an issue around these parts....
Jul. 9th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
I wish it wasn't here either. It's been 15C/59F for the past days with rain and storm. It's as if the summer was over. :(
Jul. 9th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Brrr...sounds like the weather in San Francisco!
Jul. 9th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Our typical summer temps are between 38c-47c....
Jul. 9th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
That sounds great. Picture!
Jul. 10th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Your wish is my command!
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
If only everyone reacted that way.

I like it a lot. You're right, it really does complete the space.
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
If you walk around my neighborhood and see what other folks have, there's no way you'd know mine was just put in.
Jul. 10th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
They both look fantastic!
Well serviceable too.
Jul. 10th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
I like them a lot.
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
They do go well with everything. I hope you enjoy them for many years. :o)
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
I plan to. My house is cooler already!
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Looks great!
Enjoy the shadiness.
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
It's turned my living room into a cave, but that's the way I like it!
Jul. 10th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
I was thinking your patio cover was on the scope of your awning, but no, you have an actual patio cover! You might be able to sit outside when its not 100 something degrees! It all looks great and I hope it lessens the heat!
Jul. 10th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
So far, it's lessening the light a lot. Which is mostly glare anyway, to it was good. It'll be nice in the winter.
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