Extend Your Summer

August 16, 2023
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As the sun-kissed days of summer slowly give way to the crisp embrace of fall, many of us find ourselves yearning to prolong summer days. The backyard, often the heart of summer activities, can be transformed into a haven that allows you to extend your summer even as the leaves start to change. One effective way to achieve this is by incorporating awnings and other structures into your outdoor space. 

Let’s explore how to extend summer by creating a backyard that provides warmth, comfort, and endless enjoyment.

Embrace Awnings

Awnings are a timeless addition that can significantly enhance your outdoor experience. These versatile shade solutions not only protect you from the sun but can add a touch of elegance to your backyard. Here’s how you can make the most of them:

  • Choose the Right Type: There are various types of awnings, including retractable. Opt for them to have complete control over when you want shade and when you want to bask in the sunlight.
  • Size: Properly sized awnings ensure optimal coverage. Consider the dimensions of your outdoor space and the direction of the sun to determine the ideal size for your awning.
  • Color and Design: Awnings come in an array of colors and designs. Choose shades that complement your outdoor aesthetic while reflecting the vibrant energy of summer.

Incorporate Warming Elements

Rope Operated Drop ShadesAs the evenings start to get cooler, introduce elements that provide warmth and a cozy ambiance.

  • A Fire Pit: Gather around it with friends and family, sharing stories and s’mores as you would around a campfire during the summer.
  • Outdoor Heaters: Patio heaters can extend your outdoor enjoyment well into the fall. They create a warm atmosphere that allows you to appreciate the crisp air without feeling chilly.
  • Drop Shades: Our Verticool Drop Shades not only keep the hot sun out during the summer but they can block the wind out, too! Add a Verticool to a pergola or other structure and drop them down to provide warmth all around you.

Continue Outdoor Activities

Don’t let the arrival of fall deter you from enjoying the activities you loved in the summer:

  • Outdoor Dining: Keep having outdoor meals with friends and family. Consider investing in cozy blankets for your outdoor seating to keep everyone warm and comfortable.
  • Games and Entertainment: Continue enjoying outdoor games, movie nights, or even stargazing. Bundle up and create a comfortable setting that encourages outdoor entertainment. Bonus: Depending what color of Verticool you get, it can double as an outdoor movie screen! You can also create a stage under a pergola like our Timberpeak or another one of our awnings and do karaoke.

Transitioning from summer to fall doesn’t mean bidding farewell to the joys of the warm season. You can invite the changing season with open arms, and let your outdoor space be a testament to the timeless beauty and joy that summer brings, no matter the time of year. Give us a call at 801-563-9600 to extend your summer!

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After over 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.