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5 Ways to Be "Sun-Safe" This Christmas at Your Sarasota Home

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Overall, Sarasota has great weather all year-round, even in winter. A sunny Christmas and holiday season is a common event in Florida. However, there are threats hidden behind the sun rays.

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States? Did you know that heat is the number one weather-related death in the United States?

Doctors recommend everyone, especially Floridians, to practice safe sun protection and ways to keep cool every day, rain or shine, summer or winter. Luckily, there are simple additions you can add to your lovely abode to cover you from the sun’s power, while still allowing you to enjoy it.  

1. Awnings

One of the benefits of living in Florida is the chance to use sunlight to brighten your home. Opening your curtains and windows during the day will lighten your home for free. However, by opening them, you'll also be allowing harmful UV rays in.  Adding an awning will reduce the number of UV rays going into your home, while still letting in some sunlight. Also, it'll reduce the heat in your home.

2. Pergolas

Pergolas provide great shade for gardens and patios, especially near lounging areas by the pool and barbecue. Furthermore, adding plants and vines to the pergola can provide additional shade and beauty. 

3. Louvered roof system

A louvered roof system will provide similar shade to a pergola but with additional benefits. They are larger, more versatile, have energy-saving solar power, and are motorized and adjustable. They can be added anywhere outside of your home, such as your front and back patio, outside kitchen, and swimming pool area.

4. Patio cover

Adding a patio cover can give you the right amount of shade for the parts of your home you want to relax in. It’ll not only protect you but also your vehicle and furniture from any harmful weather.

5. Retractable screen

A retractable screen provides the added benefit of insect control, shading, and privacy any time you want, at the touch of a button. They are great for patios, gazebos, garages, lanais and more.

If you’re looking to add any of these additional improvements to your Sarasota home or have any questions, feel free to contact us. Many of these products come in a variety of designs, colors, and materials. We also offer a free in-home consultation. Give us a call! We’ll help you find the perfect additions to your home.


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