5 Ways to Protect Your Home From The LA Sun

October 3, 2022

For many, September brings the first days of school, the start of college football season, pumpkin spice flavors, and cooler fall weather…. Wait, WHAT? Not in LA! For Southern California residents, fall often looks like an extended heat wave. We find ourselves getting creative in what it means to beat the LA heat and sun, especially when it comes to our homes. The sun can take a huge toll on our siding, paint, furniture, flooring, and more. 

Need some innovative ideas on how to better shield your space? 

Here are 5 ways to protect your home from the LA rays!

1. Cover your Windows

Custom blinds, shades, and curtains are another great way to protect your furniture and flooring from the sun’s damaging effects. Keeping your windows covered can lower your AC bill too! 

2. Plant Trees and Shrubs

Fast-growing, drought-friendly trees and shrubs planted strategically in your yard can dramatically reduce the amount of UV rays that beat down on your home and come in through your windows. Trees can help absorb the sun and heat in a way that will provide some beauty and shade as well as protect your home.

3. Choose Sun Resistant Fabrics

Most homeowners don’t want to block out all of the natural light in their homes. Many Southern California residents choose sun-resistant fabrics on both their indoor and outdoor furniture to reduce fading and to be sure that their decorating decisions stand the test of time. 

4. Invest in Sun Resistant Siding 

Did you know that there is such a thing as UV-resistant siding? Unlike paint or wood, UV-resistant siding is less likely to warp or breakdown when it’s exposed to the sun’s UV rays. Choosing a lighter-colored siding helps keep your home cooler, too! 

5. Invest in an Awning

An awning is a great way to expand your shaded living space and protect your home from the sun. Custom awnings offer unlimited options and can cover any space with a style that you will love. Bonus! Temperatures are often 15 degrees cooler under an awning!

Interested in learning more about sun protection or simply don’t know where to start? We would love to help you problem solve! 

Reach out to one of our shade experts today for a free consultation. No matter what month it is, protecting your home from sun damage doesn’t need to be complicated. American Awning has a custom design that is sure to match your style. Give us a call at 800-654-5933 or email us at info@americanawningabc.com