Steering Clear of the Southwest’s Searing Summer Sun

Sighing in relief, you finally hang up the heavy winter jacket you had spent months burrowing in during the winter.

As temperate breezes return and the promise of summer creeps ever closer, you’re altogether too distracted by the idea of sunbathing, pool-side parties, and all manner of ice-cold treats to even stop to think about SPF.

But forgetting about sun protection doesn’t mean you don’t need it. That’s why we’re here today to give you some quick tips for staying safe in the Southwest this summer…

Screens & Awnings

While the summer sun may feel like a welcome source of warmth after the dry, frigid winter months, it’s imperative that Southwesterners still take the necessary precautions to mitigate prolonged periods of sun-soaking.

“Measures should be taken to prevent overexposure to sunlight,” John Hopkins Medicine explains. “These preventive measures can reduce the risks of cancers, premature aging of the skin, the development of cataracts, and other harmful effects.”

As such, Sunesta’s retractable screens and awnings offer a state-of-the-art solution to both outdoor comfort and safety. Not only can either product keep individuals up to 20 degrees cooler, but they can also be custom-designed according to your home’s unique dimensions and color palette, with over 150 different synthetic fabric options available.

Doors & Windows

The Southwestern sun isn’t known only to beat down upon bare skin, but it also presses insistently against your home, thereby heating the indoor air and subjecting you to higher cooling bills.

“The south and southwestern part of the United States is known as the Sunbelt region, which is an area that has long summers and short winters,” according to the Red Cross. “Because the summers are long, the UV index is high on more days each year than in the northern states”

Consequently, investing in awnings for your doors and windows will not only help to keep temperatures cooler throughout the season, but can also mitigate sun-related bleaching and fading of any property that is exposed to sunlight through glass.

Solutions & Sunesta

Simply put, summer in the Southwest can be brutal.

“The American Southwest might evoke images of a hot, dry landscape — a land of rock, canyons, and deserts baked by the sun,” as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Indeed, much of this region has low annual rainfall and seasonally high temperatures that contribute to its characteristic desert climate.”

Thus, Sunesta’s revolutionary and shady solutions are specifically designed to optimize your outdoor comfort!

From privacy-enhancing screens to smart awning technology and more, you can rest assured our products will both increase your curb appeal and value! What’s more, we also offer the nation’s best warranty.

So, are you ready to learn more? If so, contact Sunesta today by calling 1-800-SUNESTA for your FREE estimate!