Most of us are already cleaning out our gutters, trimming trees, and fixing doors and windows. But did you know you can use a combination of shade structure products to help protect your patio or outdoor lounge/dining area from rain?
In fact, for business owners and homeowners, using drop curtains as well as awnings or patio covers in combination can help keep the rain off your patio or dining area.
Shade structures can be used for multiple purposes including keeping water off your patio as well as protecting from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Remember, UV rays are still harmful even in cloudy weather. The sun’s rays still penetrate through the clouds and hit the earth’s surface.
Typically, you can use your awning and patio covers during light rain weather. But remember, it’s important to consult your manufacturer about your shade structure and its ability to withstand heavy storms and wind.