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How to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Nothing is better than enjoying the summer sun, especially after a cold winter. Unfortunately, there's a slight downside to this glorious season; the occasional unbearable heat. Here are some ways to stay cool in the summer heat.


Build a Pergola 

A free-standing outdoor structure consisting of columns supporting a roofing grid of beams and rafters called a pergola will create shade from the sun and enhance your home. A Pergola will give you a comfortable space for entertaining that allows you to enjoy those beautiful summer days while adding value to your home. Add shade over your pergola with Elitewood Lattice Covers embossed with a rough-hewn deep wood texture that resembles real wood's natural appearance and beauty. Elitewood Lattice Covers feature design diversity and numerous optional extras. Create the perfect shade cover to enhance the beauty of your home.


LifeRoom, Sunroom, and Indoor Patios 

Build your perfect design and layout, and don't forget to make space for an air-conditioned until or even better if you have a central air unit installed inside your patio. Install low emission glass windows. Low-e glass has a microscopically thin, transparent coating that reflects long-wave infrared energy (or heat). Also, you can hang lightweight curtains on the windows to block the light during the hottest hours. With a Liferoom, the motorized transparent screen coverings allow you to be outdoors while staying protected from the sun's harmful UV rays. Our motorized screens can also be added to an already built pergola. 

Build a Pool to Fit Any Outdoor Space

The best way to beat the summer heat is to jump into a nice refreshing body of water. You don't need an Olympic-size pool to stay cool. If your outdoor space is relatively small, you can use the classic blow-up pool or above-ground steel frame pools of any size. If you have an inground pool, it can be designed within your landscape. Here are 6 ideas to help you decide what pool is right for you.


Other Additions to Help Keep You Cool Outdoors

Nobody wants to sit down only to get singed by furniture that's been absorbing the sun's hot rays. Choose weatherproof furniture that is protective against the heat. Avoid dark-colored materials and metals for furniture that will come in contact with your skin. If you have the space for a more significant project, Home and Gardens advise planting fast-growing trees that provide shade. Installing a water sprinkler system is always an excellent way to cool off. Not only will it protect your landscape, but since it can be activated by the outdoor temperature, you and your friends and family can put on bathing suits and run through the sprinklers enjoying the cold water on your body. Don't forget when being outside, umbrellas are an inexpensive, simple option to protect against the sun. There are free-standing umbrellas, or use an umbrella in the center of your table to protect you from the sun's rays while enjoying meals outdoors. Home Depot has a variety of umbrellas in all colors, shapes, and sizes.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors and have the convenience of your living space. First and foremost, always remember to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated. For more options to keep cool in the summer heat while still enjoying the outdoors, please contact Four Seasons at 888-270-3546 or chat with us on our 24/7 live help desk. Regardless of how big or small your job may be, we'll do what we can to complete it promptly and to your standards.



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