How to Make a Garden Shade Screen using Aluminium Panels

How to Make a Garden Shade Screen using Aluminium Panels


Have you had enough of the blazing heat of the sun hammering down on your outside garden? Do you wish to have a secluded spot in your garden where you can get some much-needed shade? A garden screen designed to provide shade may be the answer. Screening for your garden has two purposes: it can provide privacy and shade, or it can be used as a decorative element to enhance the aesthetics of your garden.

Learn how to construct a garden screen to block the sun with the help of this article and some aluminium panels. How to instal the panels properly and what kind of screening would work best for your garden are both things we'll go over with you.

Choosing the Right Garden Screening Material

There are a few things to keep in mind while deciding on the ideal screening material for your garden. To begin, consider why you're holding the screening. Is it to provide seclusion, hide an eyesore, or make your garden more visually appealing? The screening's intended use will dictate the sort of material used.

The frequency and extent of needed upkeep should also be taken into account. In order to stay looking their best, some materials, like wood, will need frequent upkeep, while others, like aluminium, will require very little. If you don't want to or don't have the time to keep up with your screening, an easy-care alternative might be the best bet.

Obviously, you have to think about how much the material is going to cost you. Some materials, like wood, can be purchased for less money upfront, but they might be costly over time due to upkeep and even possible replacement needs. However, metal screening can cost more initially but survive for decades with no upkeep.

One last thing to think about is how the material actually looks and feels. Screening your garden can greatly improve its aesthetic value; however, it should be constructed from a material that is in keeping with the overall garden of your outdoor garden. Screening made of metal may be the finest choice for a contemporary aesthetic, while hardwood screening may be the greatest choice for a more classic design.

Measuring and Cutting the Panels

Before you can begin setting up your garden screen, you'll need to determine its intended size in relation to the area you intend to cover. It's important to get precise dimensions of the space you intend to screen so that you can buy adequate quantities of panels. To get a smooth and precise cut while slicing the panels, a saw with a fine-toothed blade is recommended. When cutting the metal panels, it's important to safeguard your hands and eyes with safety gloves and goggles. Take careful measurements of the panel's width and height, and add an extra inch or so to each dimension to account for potential trimming. You should always double-check your measurements before making any cuts. Mark the panel with a measuring tape, and then use a straight edge to make your cuts. When using a circular saw, clamp the panel down, so it doesn't move about while you're working on it. You should see an expert for help with measuring and cutting the panels if you have any doubts or issues doing so.

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Installing the Garden Screen

  • It's time to start putting up the garden screen after you've trimmed the panels to size. Panels can be affixed to an already existing fence or wall, or posts can be used to stand them in place.
  • The panels can be held in place with brackets if they are attached to an already-built fence or wall. If you want your panels to stay there, make sure the brackets are attached to the wall or fence at the correct height and distance apart.
  • It is important to dig holes for the posts and ensure that they are level if you plan on utilising them to support the panels during installation. Affix the panels to the posts with brackets or screws.
  • The use of a drill, screws, brackets and a level are all essential items for this project. Possessing such equipment will streamline and simplify the installation procedure.
  • If you live in a particularly windy place and plan to set up your garden screen there, you may want to add extra brackets or secure the panels to the posts with sturdy screws.
  • After the panels have been set up, they can be painted or stained to complement the style of your garden.

With a little patience and care, you can easily install your garden screen and enjoy the privacy and beauty it brings to your outdoor space.


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Garden screens are ideal for dividing off your patio, providing privacy, or serving as a beautiful decorative element. Why wait any longer to begin working on that gorgeous garden shade screen of your own design?

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