Pergola with lake view needs curtains
We just had a cedar pergola built on our existing concrete patio. The late afternoon and evening sun create an awful glare from the lake. I'm thinking of making some rod pocket curtains from a Sunbrella type fabric. I want to have a rod pocket in the bottom also where I could place another weighted rod to keep them from blowing around in the wind. DH wants them tied back to the upright posts when not in use. I figure that with the lower pocket, the option is there to put in the extra weighted rod on windy days. One website said the rod pocket curtains should be 1 1/2 times the width of the opening. Since we're on a small lake, we don't want to block the view, just the glare. Does my plan sound like it would work? Any other ideas?