Fighting for Sun Protection: Springtime in Arizona

Between minimal rain, naturally dry air, and high sun exposure, it’s no wonder many of those living in Arizona relish the cool onset of the evenings and nights.

After all, daytime — particularly at the end of the winter season — brings back an inescapable dry warmth, all but pressing in and leaving little room for relief.

Thus, you may be wondering: How can I find the best possible sun protection in Arizona once spring reemerges?

#1 — The Advent of the Arizona Awning

Did you know that, according to U.S. Climate Data, some parts of Arizona may see a total average of 404 hours of sunlight during the month of May? And in a state whose climate ranges from semi-arid to arid, such a high volume of sun equates to an especially hot and dry spring season.

It is for this reason that our first recommendation, in terms of sun protection, is a retractable awning — not only will it shield you and your loved ones from direct sun exposure that may damage your skin, but it will also keep you up to 20 degrees cooler.

Additionally, by installing an awning over your patio or other outdoor space, your furniture will also be kept safe, as the enhanced shade will ultimately prevent your property from fading, drying, or cracking in the sun.

#2 — Screening Out Springtime

Perhaps you’re ready to embark on the journey to a more comfortable spring season, but leaving your outdoor spaces (and thus yourself) vulnerable to seasonal pests is a particular concern of yours. 

In this case, a custom-designed screen is sure to provide you with the comprehensive comfort you have long-sought. Not only will a screen provide the same level of breezy, breathable sun protection as an awning, but it will also adequately bar insects and other critters from entering your personal space.

Additionally, as Arizona sees a never-ending rotation of various insects, your screen is a year-round asset, capable of being implemented and retracted with the mere push of a button.

 #3 — Hiding from Heat in Your Home

If you prefer to seek refuge from the relentless sun in the comfort of your own home, we could hardly blame you. After all, with temperatures beginning to creep upward into the 80s and 90s by spring, sheltering inside is a logical choice.

But, in that case, you can still defend yourself further by installing window and door awnings around your home’s exterior.

Not only will these awnings effectively block sunshine from streaming in through the windows and heating up your home’s interior, but by deflecting the heat, you’re also slashing your energy bill by virtue of placing less of a cooling strain on your HVAC system.

In short, there’s no shortage of methods for protecting yourself from Arizona’s springtime sun.

And if you’re ready to learn more about any of the aforementioned options, it’s time to reach out to Sunesta to get your FREE estimate! Not only do we offer custom-designed retractable screens and awnings, but they also come with your choice of over 130 fabric options, as well as the nation’s leading warranty. Learn more about Sunesta today by calling 1-800-SUNESTA!