One of the best things about living in the Bonita Springs area is the glorious year-round sun. Sitting outside relaxing with a cool drink is without a doubt, one of life’s great pleasures. But as we Floridians know only too well, it’s important to stay out of the direct sun if you want to avoid the worst of the heat, and a horrendous sunburn. So how can you enjoy your pool or yard while keeping cool and away from those dangerous rays?
The answer, of course, is to provide plenty of shade. Umbrellas will do the job, but if you want to sit near the house, then an awning is by far the best solution. Umbrellas risk getting blown over, often at the most inconvenient moments, and they never seem to provide enough shade for everyone – someone always ends up with the sun in their face or on the back of their neck.
An awning will provide a large amount of shade, and there’s no risk of it getting knocked over accidentally or caught by an unexpected gust of wind. It’s at a convenient height so none of your family or guests will bump into it, and there’s plenty of room underneath for whatever you want to do – except cooking, of course! You can put an entire buffet table under your awning for a perfect evening outdoor meal with friends.
On average, the temperature will be up to 20 degrees cooler under the awning! Plus, of course, the extra shade over your windows will keep the temperature down inside your house, saving you money on your air conditioning.
The other great advantage of an awning over a permanent roof is that it can easily be retracted. If you live around Naples or Estero, you get used to the high winds and heavy rains that every summer brings. An exposed roof is a potential damage risk, if the wind and rain catches it underneath. But when you know a storm is coming in, you simply fold the awning away, and it’s completely safe. Or, should you want to enjoy the winter sun when it’s not so hot, you can retract your awning and maximize the sunshine.
For maximum convenience, a motorized system makes it easy to retract or extend your awning when you need it. No more folding up umbrellas and putting them away in a safe place at the end of the day – just press a button and the job’s done!
Call us and see what we have to offer. We provide awnings in a range of styles, with a wide variety of fabrics to add color and life to your deck or patio.