As beautiful as a Colorado summer day can be, there are also times when the sun can be devastatingly hot, especially if your yard has a good southern exposure. Shade trees are wonderful, but unless you already have an older one in your yard, you will have to wait a few decades for the tree to grow enough to provide relief from the sun. In this case, a wooden arbor can provide a beautiful and long lasting solution. An arbor is a wooden structure built over your deck with open beams, lattice work, areas for plants and even an adjustable sun screen if you desire. By providing relief from the heat of the day, you can get even more use out of your deck and yard.