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    Trellis/Canopy cover

    I have a trellis on my porch that measures 22Ď x 10Ď. I am interested in getting a shade canopy, maybe Sunbrella, That I can use for sun/weather protection. I need it to be re-tractable. Any ideas of who does this work or how I can go about purchasing one that is not a universal size? Here is a pic of the trellis .Click image for larger version. 

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    there was a recent thread about a yurt cover, maybe it got deleted as I don't see it, but boat canvas guys could make that: https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

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    my hops would be just getting to the top of the trelissies
    but elavationmatters
    i look forward to a personal inspection of said situation
    stoked for yas
    sure seemed way easier than building one
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    Wait, do you want sun protection or weather protection? Those are pretty different ideas.

    If just for sun, consider the kind that run on steel cables. It looks like your trellis would work well with something like that.

    Like so:


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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Wait, do you want sun protection or weather protection? Those are pretty different ideas.

    If just for sun, consider the kind that run on steel cables. It looks like your trellis would work well with something like that.
    Reading is fundamental.

    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    That I can use for sun/weather protection.
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    I did mine from a company called tenshon but when my buddy tried to copy mine he found they no longer made them. Search wave shades - I think he went with something found w that search. Recommend retractable shades - nice to have sun when you want it, shade when hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Reading is fundamental.
    My point is that they are different things. Weather protection implies rain, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    My point is that they are different things. Weather protection implies rain, etc.
    yes. But things that shield from rain usually shield from sun; it has to do with that whole blocking out stuff coming down from the sky thing. Sounds like he wants something like that. Not something that just shields from sun.
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    they make really big umbrellas
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    Make sure it is very secure and that your trellis/pergola is super solid. They act like a parachute in windstorms. I did mine last summer and the fabric actually ripped my pergola apart and upwards. I have since beefed it up big time.
    www.skevikskis.com Check em out!

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    Really good info here. Primary intended use is shade, but water resistance would be great. RootSkier, that looks really good. Wave shades: I'll try it!
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    But things that shield from rain usually shield from sun; it has to do with that whole blocking out stuff coming down from the sky thing.
    Fucking gravity; how does it work?

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    we had a proposal to cover a patio 16' x 22' from a local shade/sail/tent provider, incl posts/footings on one side (house would anchor other side)

    $4k

    it would have looked & performed well, but fuck that...we planted some trees for a couple hundred instead

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    Shade sails work great; we put up a mast to anchor one corner. Whole set up cost about $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    Shade sails work great; we put up a mast to anchor one corner. Whole set up cost about $200.

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    rectangular shade sail form amazon or walmart with a couple turnbuckles and some stainless cord would be the cost-effective route. put up in ~ june, take down in october.

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    Shade that is waterproof is also going to be windproof, so it will trap more heat and catch more wind. Do you really want to sit outside when itís raining even under cover?

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    Shade that is waterproof might be wind proof. But not likely. Especially in the exposed area he's in. Even a moderate wind will load up mounting points and tear things up. Retractible might be the way to go. Deploy when you want to use it, roll when you're not. Will keep the canvas lasting many times longer as well. UV eats that stuff up if left exposed and it'll practically decompose in just a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    Wait, do you want sun protection or weather protection? Those are pretty different ideas.

    If just for sun, consider the kind that run on steel cables. It looks like your trellis would work well with something like that.

    Like so:


    That company is a wormhole of canopies.

    https://www.awningworksinc.com/awi-r...-shade-system/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    yes. But things that shield from rain usually shield from sun; it has to do with that whole blocking out stuff coming down from the sky thing. Sounds like he wants something like that. Not something that just shields from sun.




    thats too bad really, if his need was just for sun blocking, he could have gone with this popular product from Monty Burns and the folks at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    Do you really want to sit outside when itís raining even under cover?
    Trick question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    At four bells of the forenoon watch topgallants were struck and bentincks were rove to the futtock shrouds by means of cross-catharpin clews at the fife rails while preventer stays were doubled in advance of splicing the mainbrace. Noon at N47 13' Course NE by E Larboard tack wind two points free

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    "Splicing the mainbrace" Hell yeah!

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    Ha! On a windy day, I swear the whole house is gonna keel over.

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    Aye. That's just the soffits heeling under press of sail, mate!



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