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4. Install an acrylic sheetAnother way to shade the balcony is by fabricating a semi-permanent roofing structure in metal and cladding it with an acrylic or a polycarbonate sheet. It is advisable to go for translucent sheets that not only allow light to pass through it but also offer good protection from the heat and rain.
Light roof structures of the lean-to type are a good choice if you would prefer something more permanent. They can be made of either fabric or PVC sheets, both of which are affordable to replace. The advantage of PVC sheets over fabric is that unlike fabric, PVC sheets can filter in sunlight.