Shade Screens vs. Awnings

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It’s a common belief that if your porch or patio is covered by an awning, you’re perfectly protected from the hot Florida sun. If that’s the case, then why do you often find yourself squinting against the sun while enjoying an afternoon barbecue on the patio? Perhaps it’s time to consider other options like a shade screen. Here are the main differences between shade screens and awnings.

Shade Screens vs. Awnings

  • Real sun protection: An awning over the porch or patio is great when the sun is directly overhead, but the shadows from the awning tend to creep up the walls by late afternoon. Shade screens can protect you from all angles of the sun all through the day, and they’ll even help to block out the painful glare.
  • Block out the heat: An awing can offer a spot of shade, but if you’ve lived in Cocoa, Florida long enough, you know that the shade can’t always keep that muggy heat away. Shade screens can keep your porch, patio, or pool significantly cooler on even the hottest days of the year.
  • Natural bug repellant: With all the mosquitos we have here in Florida, you’re likely familiar with the greasy residue from practically bathing in bug spray each time you want to go outside, even under an awning. Our shade screens can be considered a sort of natural bug repellant that doesn’t come with a scent or residue. The mesh is fine enough that not even the tiniest insects can get through.

Even if you already have an awning over your porch or patio, we are trained professionals here at BNP Screens & Seamless Gutters. We can safely and efficiently install your shade screens in addition to, or in replacement of, your existing awning. Just give us a call today.