From Mild To Maddening: Adapting To The Weather Of The Midwest
We all know the feeling: One day, you’re comfortably warm, basking in the sun and enjoying another temperate breeze. And then, by the time you wake up the next morning, your windows are frosted over with condensation and the newfound cold weather has settled in throughout the house.
The weather, it seems, has quite literally changed overnight.
But while this phenomenon is relatively common around the country, Midwesterners, in particular, are likely the most familiar with such drastic swings of the weather.
From soaking in the sun to being buffeted by the wind, one thing is for sure if you live in this region: You need outdoor protection that adapts right alongside you.
No Taming The Temperature Of The Midwest
According to a travel column published by USA Today, America’s Midwestern climate can be characterized by its tendency to “fluctuate wildly.”
For example, summers in the Midwest are often oppressively hot and humid, thereby attracting troublesome bugs and making even the most heat-resilient of residents sweat through their shirts. The winters, on the other hand, are notoriously frigid, featuring not only snow but subzero temperatures and high winds.
Thus, between heightened sun exposure and subsequently blustery winters, it’s imperative that one finds adequate protection that features both longevity and versatility.
When The Wind Is The Problem
The Midwest has been identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as having some of the highest wind speeds across the entirety of the United States,
In fact, high winds are so abundant in this region that wind power is a steadily growing source of energy, providing as much as “over 30 percent of the [area’s] electrical needs in 2015,” according to the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit.
And while, in this regard, such high volumes of wind may seem to be a positive characteristic of the Midwest, the problem is that residents are more susceptible to wind damage than in other areas of the country.
After all, not only is wind liable to hurl debris at high velocities in your direction, but it may also whip around and tear off the weakened, more vulnerable parts of your property.
Adapting With Your Awning
Residents of the Midwest are rendered vulnerable to all manner of weather conditions and threats, meaning they need protection that is both strong and intuitive.
Thus, a Sunesta awning is a natural choice for Midwestern residents!
Not only will a Sunesta awning provide ample shade and keep you up to 20 degrees cooler throughout the summer months but, with the Sunesta wind sensor, it will also automatically retract when the weather turns and the wind begins to pick back up.
How’s that for immediate adaptability?
If you’re ready to learn more about how a custom-designed awning can enhance your ability to withstand any weather in the Midwest, contact our team today at 1-800-SUNESTA to get started with a FREE estimate!