Sometimes Summer can get scorching hot, and that heat can make it hard to enjoy the outdoors. But summer should be made to enjoy BBQs, family gatherings, backyard sports, and anything else fun under the sun. So what’s the best way to enjoy your property while still keeping cool in the heat? Don’t risk Exposure While the sun has many positive benefits, such as enhancing our mood, relieving stress, and giving us our daily intake of Vitamin D, too much sun exposure can be detrimental to our health. Harmful effects of the sun include: Sunburn – One of the most common effects of too much sun exposure, sunburns cause redness, pain, swelling, blisters, and even flu-like symptoms like chills, fever, headache, or nausea. Heat Exhaustion – Heat exhaustion occurs when the body loses an excessive amount of water and salt, typically due to extreme sweating. It is most common in the elderly, people with high blood pressure, and those doing physical activity in a hot environment. Heatstroke – The most serious heat-related illness, heatstroke occurs when the body’s temperature rises uncontrollably, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body cannot cool down. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not administered when needed. Stay Safe and Shaded Under a Patio Cover, Screen Enclosure Stop staying indoors to use air conditioning to cool off. Screened in spaces like porches and patio covers, enclosures, or offer shade from the scorching sun while still allowing outdoor air to flow through, maximizing your ability to stay cool and keeping you safe from the harmful effects of the sun. Covers and enclosures also provide additional living space, creating the perfect area for entertaining guests, hosting a family game night, or relaxing with a good book. Learn to enjoy the outdoors without having to bear down all the brunt force of the heat! Stay cool and safe this summer under a Tropical Sunrooms patio cover or screen enclosure! Contact us today to schedule your free, in-home estimate! Our trained professionals will assess your space, listen to your ideas, and develop a personalized plan so you can properly envision whatever dream you may have for your property.