It’s July now and we’re really starting to feel the heat. Texas has a lot of sunshine in the summer and a lot of heat.  There are ways to maximize your time in the sunshine without any of the harmful effects of the blazing hot summer sun.   While the sunshine is good, it can sometimes be too harsh. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with that.

Benefits of Spending Time in the Sunshine

Studies have shown that spending more time in the sun can elevate your mood and prevent problems like Seasonal Affective Disorder which is strongly correlated with a lack of sunshine. We need some sunshine to be happy.

Sunshine also helps your body produce vitamin D. This is good for children because vitamin D and calcium work together to make strong bones. Of course, strong bones are good for everyone so make sure you get your vitamin D is important no matter how old or young you are. Sunshine helps us all stay healthy and strong.

Enclosed Porches

Screened porches and sunrooms are a lovely way to take advantage of our wonderful weather here in Texas. A screened porch not only keeps you in the shade, it also protects you from insects like mosquito’s that aren’t just annoying, they carry diseases. You can sit back and enjoy the great outdoors in the comfort and safety of your screened porch.

Sunrooms have an added advantage. You can choose whether or not to let the outside air inside. This is particularly advantageous during the winter. During a cool Texas winter, you can take advantage of the warm sunshine without all of the cold air. If you have pets that like to lay in the sun, this is a real bonus.

UV Protection

You can get UV protection from windows or even a roof. With an Acrylic Roof System, you can have filtered sunlight on your patio or porch. The specially designed acrylic allows some sunlight, but not the more dangerous wavelengths. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the sun without getting overheated or burned.

If the sun is a little too bright for you, you can get sun shades for your sunroom. Sunshades can be pulled down to block a little sunlight or all of the sunlight. You can make your sunroom as bright or dark as you would like.  This makes it easy to customize your outdoor experience.

Have a Wonderful Summer!

The sunshine is good for us. It helps our bodies produce vitamin D which helps our bones. Sunshine is also good for keeping us happy. There are times when the sunshine can get too intense. Thankfully, there’s something we can do about that.

We can take advantage of enclosed porches and sunrooms. Enclosed porches protect you from the sun and from pests like mosquito’s. The also let you have a little time outside without worry about wasps or bees. As great as they are in the environment, they aren’t fun when they buzz around your head. Sunrooms add the added benefit of being able to choose when you want outside air. So, enjoy your summer and remember to get some shade as well.