Here’s a little hot weather quiz.
What is the hottest month of the year in the USA? …. It’s July!
What is the hottest state to live in based on average annual temperatures? Florida (although Texas, Louisiana, and Arizona are not far behind).
What is the hottest recorded temperature in the USA? That would be Death Valley, CA, with a record temperature of 134 degrees, recorded in the year 1913!
No matter where you live in the USA, the summer months can leave you feeling a bit toasty — especially when you’re on your patio in direct sunlight. At SummerSpace®, we know a thing or two about staying cool in the heat. Here is how to enjoy your patio more in hot weather.
Install a Retractable Patio Awning
When the sun is glaring and the heat index is soaring, a retractable awning can give you much needed relief. In fact, a SummerSpace Retractable Awning can decrease the temperature on your patio by up to 20 degrees! In addition, our patio awnings are capable of blocking 99% of UV rays and protecting you from that strong summer glare.
With high-quality components like the Tempotest® awning fabric, SummerShieldTM aluminum powder coating, and a premium tubular motor, you can enjoy a shaded patio for years to come. Choose from three excellent awnings series: the SimpleShade Series, Pro Series, and Performance Series. With this amazing and proven solar protection, you will certainly be able to enjoy your patio more!
Stay Cool with an Outdoor Fan
When mother nature doesn’t provide a breeze, install a fan to create one. Even on the hottest of days, an outdoor fan can make a huge difference in comfort levels. You can install a large fan overhead or make use of a tower fan for your patio.
Eliminate Pesky Insects
The summer heat is enough to deal with before having to shoo insects and avoid being bitten. If your patio is covered, install a FlexShade® Zip Shade Screen to keep insects out. A FlexShade Zip is an outdoor shade screen that creates a sealed barrier to prevent insects from bothering you. It also provides excellent solar protection and privacy with dozens of high quality Phifer® mesh colors and opacities to choose from. In addition, our outdoor shade screens are fully retractable. When solar or insect protection are not necessary, easily retract them in just seconds.
Cool Down with a Cold Treat
There is nothing like an ice cold water or lemonade on your patio as a way to beat the summer heat. In addition to being delicious and refreshingly cold, staying hydrated in the summer is important. Dehydration can sneak up on you during hot weather as you lose water more quickly. Cool down even more with a chilly treat! Popsicles, ice cream, or lemon icebox pie will make any summer day on the patio even better.
Share Your Patio with Friends
Everything’s better with friends, including your patio! You might as well endure summer weather while having fun with friends. Host a party, cookout, or game night on your back patio and you might even forget about the heat in all the excitement.
At SummerSpace, we want to make outdoor living more enjoyable and more comfortable. Check out our canopies, awnings, and screen systems that can provide greater comfort, solar protection, privacy, and energy cost savings. Contact us to order your patio awning or shade screen today for the ultimate in outdoor comfort.