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The summer has subsided, and cool relief has finally arrived.

And as the leaves are about to change colors amidst a bevy of cool breezes, we understand that you and your loved ones are more likely to spend time outside. After all, now that the heat has dissolved, it’s safer, right?

An open patio awning over a residential home in the Mid-Atlantic

Well, yes and no. Here’s what you need to know:

Mild and Cool in the Mid-Atlantic

Nestled along the Atlantic coast but still subject to warmer seasonal temperatures than its northern neighbors, the Mid-Atlantic region has experienced a recent trend of high temperatures at the beginning of the fall season.

Last year, for example, “temperatures were warmer than normal across the region, with moderate drought in southeastern Virginia,” as reported by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program.

But, regardless of the temperature, you still need to stay diligent when it comes to sun exposure.

“As the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter, it’s easy to think that you don’t need sunscreen anymore,” the Skin Cancer Foundation says. “Nope. No matter how cool the temperature feels, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can still cause damage to the DNA in your skin within just a few minutes.”

Seasonal Sun Protection 101

You probably know the sun safety basics well enough by now: Apply lotion that is SPF 30+. Reapply regularly. Stay covered with a hat and breathable clothes. But who says you can’t also work with your environment to enhance your comfort and safety?

After all, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends reducing “your risk of sun damage and skin cancer by staying in the shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter.”

Thus, a state-of-the-art Sunesta awning or screen can provide the simple Mid-Atlantic sun solution you need!

Deployed at the mere push of a button and capable of automatically adjusting itself according to the position of the sun with the Sunesta Smart Tilt, your autumnal outdoor adventures are perfectly protected behind your custom-designed Sunesta product of choice.

Sunesta for Every Season

No matter what time of year it is, you can never be too conscientious about your direct sun exposure in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Thankfully, Sunesta’s broad inventory of industry-leading fabrics has been recognized by the Skin Cancer Foundation with its Seal of Recommendation, as our fabrics contain an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) 30 and/or above!

What’s more, the mesh fabric of a custom Sunesta screen can not only deflect sunlight, but deter prying eyes, block bugs and pests, lighten the blow of the wind, and more.

So, are you ready to frame your fall with the nation’s best outdoor comfort solutions? Then it’s time to contact Sunesta! Reach out to our team today by calling 1-800-SUNESTA — we look forward to providing you with a FREE quote and the industry’s top-performing warranty!