Looking for ideas to beat the heat and humidity in Atlanta? Well, grab yourself a cool drink and follow these fun and easy tips from the team at a top Atlanta fence company. This expert advice offers ways to help you stay more comfortable just outside your back door.
Staying hydrated is very important when you’re out in the sun. Research shows that our brain tissues dry out quickly like a sponge during hot summer days. Having a hydration station not only helps you stay cool during the summer, but also helps keep you and your family healthy. Get a cooler or an outdoor fridge to have water and other refreshing drinks ready anytime. Having frozen treats from a snow cone or ice cream machine is another fun addition to your hydration station. Icy refreshments that are readily available outdoors are a great idea if you enjoy grilling and eating outside.
Choose materials that don’t retain heat, like wicker or mesh. Then add plush cushions with light, breathable fabrics for extra comfort. Consider incorporating a hammock or a suspended daybed for ultimate relaxation and maximum air circulation.
Misting devices work like sprinklers with a twist. Rather than a steady flow of water, it sprays mists of liquid relief. Simply connect it to your hose set-up and you are good to go. For extra convenience, a misting floor fan can be easily placed around your deck or patio. These fans have mist jets that sprinkle mist water along with the airflow.
Patio or Deck Umbrella
The sky’s the limit when it comes to umbrella styles and sizes. You can also purchase umbrella fans that attach around the pole of a patio umbrella. It’s a great space saver and also quite effective for keeping you cool. Entertaining at night? Look for umbrellas with solar or LED lights.
Talk about beauty and function! Typically constructed from pressure-treated wood or cedar, a wood pergola is a beautiful way to shade walkways, terraces, decks, or pools. It can be the ideal complement to a multi-level deck or positioned over an outdoor kitchen. It also offers a stylish and shady accent for an outdoor room, either attached to your home or as a standalone structure.
A screened porch offers several advantages, from providing a shady, super-relaxing retreat, to keeping insects away, to a fun new outdoor/indoor entertainment spot. Coupled with strategically placed ceiling fans, it becomes the ideal location to enjoy outdoor living protected from the elements all year long. Add shades to the screens to help you control the temperatures during the hottest of days. Like many of our customers, you may find this new space your favorite room in the house. Now that IS cool!
If adding a screened porch, pergola, or deck (complete with umbrellas) appeals to you, contact us and we’d be happy to walk you through a wide range of options to keep you cool for many years to come. Simply give us a call at (770) 781-4641.