Sun Protection with a Canopy Gazebo

By | 07.03.2007

With summer just around the corner, millions of people will be spending their time outdoors under the glaring sun. Although being outside and getting some exercise is a good thing, having too much sun exposure isn’t. Being in the sun will supply your skin with some vitamin D, but too much of it will put your skin in danger of developing various skin diseases, which you will definitely want to avoid.

So what do most people do to protect themselves? They use sunscreen. Although this is effective, you’re still at some risk if you’re out in the sun for extended periods of time. What you will want to do to accompany the sunblock is to stay under some shade as much as possible. Obviously, this isn’t always possible. If you are hanging out in your backyard, you might have a covered patio or some other awning or covering to provide some shade, but if you go to a park where there aren’t a lot of trees or you are hanging out in the middle of your backyard or around your pool, your skin might be in for the burning of a lifetime if you’re not careful.

What can you do to avoid this? There are a lot of ways to create your own shade, such as using a hat or bringing an umbrella. A hat really only shades your eyes from the sun, however. An umbrella can only cover so much area, and you’re basically limited in where you can go unless you carry it around. One thing you can do to provide a larger area of shade is to get a gazebo canopy. The size you get can vary, so you can buy one that is big enough to provide shading for up to 10 people or more, or you can get one that just provides a smaller area of shade just for your family. Gazebo canopies are great items to bring along with you to the park, on camping trips, or even to set up out in your own yard.

You can buy portable canopy gazebos, like the EZ pop up gazebo, to make bringing the canopy along with you to different places easy, or you can buy more permanent canopy garden gazebos which you basically set up and leave out in your yard all year round, or at least all summer long. The cost of the gazebo canopies will vary depending on the size of the structure, as well as the quality of the canopy top. There are also various designs as well, which will affect the price.

Over time, you will probably need to replace the top piece of your canopy. Make sure when you do, you get the right size canopy replacement. It’ll cost you more, but if you can, you should get one that is made of high quality material since it will last longer. The cheap gazebo canopy covers can literally wear out within a matter of months, so if you have to keep replacing them often, you really aren’t saving any money in the end.

So if you want to stay cool this summer and keep yourself, as well as your family and friends, protected from the sun, you should consider buying a nice gazebo canopy. Whether you purchase a portable model to take with you on the go or a more stationary structure that remains in your backyard, you won’t be sorry that you bought this essential summer accessory.


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