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Summer has finally arrived, and with it comes sweltering hot weather and endless hours of outdoor entertainment. While you’ll want to be able to effortlessly enjoy the long days spent outside, the high heat and humidity may leave you feeling uncomfortable.

For this reason, you need to make sure that you have thought about summer proofing your verandah.

So, what can you do to make sure that your verandah is summer proof? Keep reading to discover our top five tips.

1. Retractable Awnings

As the sun moves throughout the day, certain areas of your outdoor space will become exposed to the harsh rays of the Australian sun.

That’s why having something that can move with the sun and provide you with adequate protection is essential. You can also withdraw them when you want to lounge in the sun!

2. Add an outdoor fan

While it’s much more common to install ceiling fans indoors, the truth is that they are great for outdoor areas as well. Verandahs and other outdoor living spaces can all benefit from outdoor fans, in more ways than you may realise.

While one of its most obvious benefits is that it’ll keep you cool during the hot summer months, it also provides protections from flying bugs like mosquitoes and flies. That’s because the wind created from an outdoor fan is hard for insects to fly through, making your outdoor space even more comfortable to relax in.

3. Install a Stratco Outback Sunroof

The Stratco Outback Sunroof is the perfect selection for those dreaming of building a verandah that’ll be of use all year round, not just in the summertime.

This innovative design allows you to open and close the electronically controlled louvres to your desired position, so you can let the sun in when the weather is fine or close them when the clouds set in. Bottom of Form

4. Adequate lighting

While summer days may feel longer, it doesn’t mean the day should end when the sun goes down.

Adding lights to your outdoor space means that you can spend more time in the fresh air with family and friends, without the presence of the sun.

Fairy lights or lanterns can create a relaxed atmosphere, encouraging you to relax in the outdoors just that little bit longer.

5. Misting System

One solution that is often overlooked is installing a misting system into your verandah.

Misting systems release a spray of water to cool the air through evaporation, creating a refreshing mist that keeps the temperature under control. The good thing about this system is that the water evaporates almost immediately, so you don’t have to worry about making your guests feel uncomfortable with the constant spraying.

A misting system is especially helpful if you are a regular entertainer of guests or spend a lot of time in your outdoor area, and can be set up in only a day.

Get in touch with the team at Innovative Verandahs to discuss summer-proofing your outdoor space.

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