On our Ruby Place Project, we have designed a shade structure for one of the exterior decks. The deck is on the north west corner of the site and provides shelter from the sun during the middle to late hours of the day. The sun's rays are quite strong as it sets into the Pacific. While it does not completely eliminate the glare from the setting sun, it greatly prolongs the views of the sunset.
Hollow extruded aluminum, in an anodized black finish, was used for construction.
This shade structure is part of a larger scope remodeling project that will involve replacing all of the windows, replacing all of the railings, and re-skinning the entire house with smooth stucco. Stone veneer will also be added to select locations.