Home Improvement Tips: How To Have Good Sun Protection


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The sun is always out, whether it's summer or winter, rain or shine. This means that, regardless of the time of day or season of the year, you are exposed to UV rays if you're outside. It is important to take precautions in order to protect yourself and your family members from these effects. While sunscreen lotions can be very helpful when it comes to reducing exposure to harmful UV rays during outdoor activities, at least some degree of protection should also be provided by way of shade for your home. Not only does this help provide protection regardless of which part of the house you are on any given day at any time of the year - regardless of what the weather may be like - but it also helps reduce your need for water since more moisture gets retained when less of it is evaporated by the sun. Here are home improvement tips that will shade your home.


Roll Screens

Roll screens are a simple and economical way to provide shade. Installing roll screens in Florida, California, Texas or other sunny states is an ideal option. They are installed over doors, windows, and porches as well as anywhere else that is open to sunlight for most of the day. They do not require much in the way of finishing since they don't have hinges or locks at the joints. Roll screens also allow you to control how much sun comes through by rolling them down according to your preference.

Here are tips for picking the best quality roll screens:

  • Make sure to select a roll screen that is made of 100% pure aluminum as this won't rust or corrode.

  • Ensure that it is strong and sturdy enough for your needs, as there are different weights available according to the amount of sunlight you need to block out. Typically, those who use these screens in hot sunny climates prefer those made from a much heavier metal since they provide better coverage and protection.

  • Select a roll screen with stainless steel corners that prevent fraying and deterioration over time. This ensures that your screens will not have to be replaced any time soon after being installed.


Sun Room

A sunroom is an enclosed patio that provides shade. It is typically attached to the back of your home and can be used in any weather. A sunroom allows you to enjoy the outdoors even on sunny days, and also means that you don't have to worry about getting too much exposure since it will keep all rays off you while you are inside. These rooms are excellent for people who like working in their gardens or like spending time with their pets outside.

They can be built out of wood, vinyl, or fiberglass and they include windows across the entire ceiling so that once inside, there's no place for sunlight to get through. With these types of rooms, homeowners can actually use electricity from their homes as some models come with a built-in power source.



An awning is another type of cover that can be installed to shade the entire house, front and back porches as well as windows. These are particularly useful for homes with multiple large windows or doors since they provide excellent protection against sun rays throughout the day. Awnings are typically made of canvas or vinyl - both materials being very resistant to wear and tear over time. They come in many different shapes, colours, and sizes so there's an option for every style preference that will suit any home setting or landscape design choice you might have. For example, if your outdoor areas are very modern then dark brown nylon fabric will create a nice cohesive look while black vinyl ones are more traditional looking. You can also choose to have them in bright colours or go for striped awnings which will add a bit of fun and whimsy to your home design.


Blinds and Shades

Blinds and shades are a popular choice since they allow a direct view of the outside while still providing excellent sun protection. They come in various materials, from wood to vinyl to metal. Blinds are especially good choices for homes with large windows as they provide maximum visibility from inside outwards while hiding bright sunshine from penetrating too far into the rooms. Wood blinds will work perfectly for homes that have a rustic décor whereas those who prefer something more modern might prefer metal ones that come in either silver or bronze finish. Another benefit of blinds is that they can easily be opened and shut so homeowners can let in as much or as little light as they want to depend on the time of day.

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Shade Trees

As the name implies, shade trees are tall plants that offer generous amounts of sun protection to homes surrounding them. They look pretty and can also be used in landscaping designs since they come in many different shapes and sizes. Here are tips for picking the best ones:

  • Pick trees with dense foliage that firmly shield the house from direct sun rays.

  • Check if there's a specific tree or bushes you can use for sun protection or not. For example, some plants and flowers may actually cause more harm than good since they contain chemicals and oils that evaporate and spread easily in strong sunshine which can be dangerous to pets and children.

  • If you decide on planting your own shade trees do so in autumn or spring when it is easier to dig holes and plant new ones as well as move them around if need be. Make sure that you place them far enough away from walls, decks, driveways, etc... but also remember to leave enough room for air circulation, sunlight access as well as rainwater to reach the roots.

  • Check on the toxicity of any fruit or berries on the chosen shade tree - some might cause skin irritation, while others are poisonous if ingested.


Benches and Other Seating Areas

It is very important that you don't forget about seating areas on sunny days when planning out your home's exterior design because like it or not people will still sit outside even if they can get tan lines. Fortunately, there are many ways to make this part of your home more enjoyable all year round.

A good plan is to cover an area with a large umbrella attached to a bench or table so everyone can enjoy lounging outside without worrying too much about sun damage. Some umbrellas come in fun colours but if black looks better on your outdoor patio then go for it!

Another excellent option is to plant hedge bushes around the seating area. They will create a natural barrier that's also aesthetically pleasing while offering full sun protection. Just be sure to leave enough room for air circulation and water running through - you can place rocks or other decorations in between the benches and bushes for added interest.


The trick with sun protection is to consider it as a part of a much larger plan where nothing will be neglected or forgotten. Every homeowner wants his home to bring joy, comfort, and safety to everyone living inside, but this will only happen if the building itself is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional, which means that people should feel well protected from direct sunlight at all times during the day. The good news is that unlike rain or snow it's easy enough to tackle sunny spells by using different types of sun protection materials depending on your needs. Whether you go with awnings or umbrellas, all of these home improvement tips will certainly make your house look great and give everyone the chance to relax outside whenever they like!