Why You Need a Patio Awning This Summer
January 1, 2019
Summertime, and the living’s easy! Especially in Cape Cod and New England, summer is a coveted season where you can find virtually everyone enjoying the warm and enjoyable weather. So it’s natural that you would want to maximize your time outside while still making sure that you’re maximizing your comfort. To make the most out of your patio, consider an awning to get the best of both worlds.
Harms of UV Rays
While lazing out by the pool or cooking out are great American pastimes, it can be harmful to our health without proper protection from the sun. Being over-exposed to the sunshine can lead to a number of serious conditions, like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. On a long-term basis, UV rays can cause skin cancer, which is devastating no matter the circumstances.
So while you and your loved ones enjoy the sunshine, it’s also critical to enjoy it in a way that’s still healthy and keeping you protected from harm. In addition to tips like staying hydrated, keeping cool, and using sunscreen, an awning is an ideal way to help battle some of the dangerous side effects of too much sun.
Some may associate awnings with tacky-looking attachments that are there year round. This is certainly not the case! Today’s systems and technology allow you to have an awning that satisfies virtually any of your needs or wishes when it comes to style and visual appeal. If you can dream it, there’s an awning that can do it!
Another great element of versatility for awnings is the fact that they can be either stationary or retractable. A retractable is ideal in the sense that when you’re done using it, it can virtually disappear! All while still looking stylish and suiting your tastes. We like to call this having your awning cake and eating it too.
Furthermore, retractable awnings are available as manual and motorized. This means that if you choose a motorized version, your awning can be in and out with the simple click of a button, no strain or manual labor required. Motors are also surprisingly quiet and smooth, so they won’t act as a disturbance to your family or your neighbors.
If you’re ready to make the decision for a more comfortable and relaxing patio by adding a new awning, call the team at Dorchester Awning today.