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Can awnings protect you from skin cancer?

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 1:10 pm.

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During the summer, we all can appreciate a little fun in the sun but too much sun exposure can be a danger to our health.


The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you are not properly protected from UV rays, you could suffer the consequences of skin cancer.


Anytime your skin experiences too much sun exposure, your skin ages faster. You can identify when you have had too much sun exposure by the amount of wrinkles and moles developing on your skin.


How can you protect yourself from skin cancer?


The answer is to find ways to stay out of the sun.


The sun peaks between the hours of 12pm-2pm. You should reduce the amount of time you spend outdoors during peak hours.


To be pro-active about your skin protection, you should:


-Wear a hat to cover your head
-Cover your skin as best as possible
-Wear sunscreen to reduce your chances of sun burn and skin cancer
-And have an awning installed for your home.


How can awnings protect you from skin cancer?


To put it simple, awnings can protect you from skin cancer by providing you more shaded outdoors areas on your home property.


When you don’t have to worry about UV rays as much, you can truly relax and enjoy your outdoor living spaces. Eat out on your patio. Take a nap.  Read your favorite books or listen to your favorite music without the harm of sun exposure.


Residential awnings can block up to 98% of UV rays from the sun.


Awnings can also help you keep your outdoors areas cooler because it prevents the sun from radiating off your walls and windows. This will not only help your outdoors areas stay cooler but it will also reduce your energy bill costs.


What types of awnings are available?


You can have manual or motorized awnings installed for your property. The fabrics are fully customizable, including the option to add your very own logo/image.


Carroll Awning Company is dedicated to creating and installing high quality awnings for your property so you are best protected from harsh UV rays.


Retractable awnings are your best option for expanding your outdoors living space while protecting yourself from sun exposure.


How do awnings reduce your energy bill?


Awnings reduce your energy bill because they are design to lower direct solar heat gain from home windows. The awning blocks sun rays from flowing through windows.


You can save up to 20% more on your energy bill simply from having awnings installed.


The strongest UV rays are experienced between 10am to 4pm. Protect your skin. Protect your furniture from sun damage.


Learn about our retractable awnings today. We have available:



To find the perfect awning for your property, schedule an appointment with Carroll Awning Company.


Let Carroll Awning Company help you design a cost-effective solution for your home or business today.


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