Beat the Heat This Summer

When the summer sun is blazing hot in North Carolina, you need a shady retreat. A gazebo is a great, long-lasting option.

Let the breeze do its magic! Install a ceiling fan in the center of your gazebo to keep the air flowing. Plus, it adds a charming touch to your gazebo's décor.

Add a touch of nature by surrounding it with plants. The greenery looks lush and  helps to cool the air naturally.

Consider installing a misting system! When the temperatures soar, turn on the misters for a refreshing burst of coolness.

Install roller shades to reduce the heat from incoming direct sunlight. Look for shades that don't block your view.

If roller shades aren't an option, moveable umbrellas can help block the sun too.

Don't forget to hydrate! Keep a cooler stocked with refreshing beverages like lemonade, iced tea, or fruit-infused water. Staying hydrated is key to beating the summer heat.

Whether you're lounging with a book, hosting a barbecue, or simply soaking up the sun by the pool, these ideas will help you stay comfortable and make the most of your backyard paradise.

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