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The Connection Between Custom Awnings and Sun Protection

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2024 at 12:40 pm.
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Create custom awnings that provide excellent sun protection at Carroll Architectural Shade.

Summer arrives soon, with hot temperatures and long days of bright sunshine. Instead of hiding from the heat, you might be able to cool off outside using custom awnings from Carroll Architectural Shade. These awnings can provide necessary shade in the summer and critical sun protection that protects the health of your household and pets and the appearance of your outdoor furniture and appliances. How do custom awnings provide sun protection? Keep reading to learn more about the numerous benefits of high-quality shade products from Carroll Architectural Shade. 

What Are UV Rays and Why Are They Important? 

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by the sun and artificial sources (such as tanning beds). UV rays from the sun have some benefits, such as Vitamin D synthesis, but they can cause serious health risks. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to tender skin, headaches, fever, blisters, and nausea.

Skin cancer, wrinkles, and prematurely aged skin are long-term adverse effects of prolonged sun exposure. Taking preventive measures to protect your skin from UV rays is an investment in your future and comfort for today. Sunscreen is the first essential tool for protection, but outdoor awnings can make your time outdoors safer for all. 

Protect Your Family from Sun Exposure

Skin cancer is a serious threat to adults. This type of cancer affects half of all people over the age of 65, and excessive sun exposure is responsible for about 90% of instances. Fortunately, it’s easy to regulate and control your sun exposure. In addition to always using powerful sunscreen, installing custom awnings over your outdoor spaces can mean that you protect yourself throughout the summer. Awning fabrics are designed to prevent as much as 98% of UV rays so you can relax underneath the awning while still enjoying the hot summer day. 

Protect Your Pets with Custom Awnings

Don’t forget about protecting the smaller members of your family! Our pets are also at risk for sun-related ailments, including sunburns, heatstroke, and skin cancer. Also, keep fresh, cool water around so your pets stay hydrated during the summer. 

You can protect your pets with pet-friendly sunscreen and make sure your pet has plenty of cool, shaded areas in which to relax. Awnings provide UV protection, and the shelter underneath an awning can feel up to 15 degrees cooler! This means your pet won’t be as hot, and the patio or deck floors beneath them won’t be hot either. It’s now easier to ensure your outdoor-loving big dogs get the fresh air they crave without overheating their sensitive systems.

Protect Your Property from Sun Damage

Finally, when you install custom awnings for sun protection, you preserve your property and your health. Patio furniture and outdoor accessories are designed to withstand exposure, but even the toughest materials wear down under the constant battery of the sun. Purchasing higher-quality outdoor furniture with UV-resistant and waterproof materials is an excellent first step. However, installing custom outdoor awnings is also a surefire way to prevent prolonged exposure to sunlight and rain storms during summer. 

Design Custom Awnings for Optimal Results

Your final awning will always look better if a custom awning is built for specific spaces and needs. Carroll Architectural Shade will work with you to create awnings that suit your home design and provide the required sun protection. Contact our team of experienced designers today to get started!


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

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