Chicago isn't known as the Windy City for nothing. Our proximity to Lake Michigan and relatively flat geography can make for windy conditions even on lovely days. With outdoor motorized shades, one touch of a button can lower shades and help minimize the wind. So enjoy that meal outside on a sunny and crisp day. Add a patio heater, and even cool spring and fall days are fair game for outdoor entertainment.
Even though we mentioned three seasons, you could go further and take advantage of sunny winter days too. If you opt for thicker screen fabrics that have more insulation properties, when you add a patio heater or fire pit (or both) you could be sipping a warming hot chocolate in cozy comfort on your patio. It might feel a little bit like camping outside, only much more comfortable.