How To Cool Outdoor Spaces?

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Outdoor spaces are meant to be enjoyed, but relaxing and appreciating your backyard or patio can be hard when the sun is beating down. Fortunately, you can cool down your outdoor living areas and create a comfortable oasis in several ways. In today's blog, we'll discuss four effective solutions:

  • Deck Paints
  • Water Features
  • Misting Systems
  • Outdoor Shade Options

Keep Your Deck Cool to the Touch With the Right Paint

Sherwin-Williams Cool Deck paints are a great way to reduce the temperature of your deck or patio. These specially formulated paints reflect sunlight, keeping your outdoor surfaces cooler to the touch. By having a professional apply Cool Deck Paint, you can lower the temperature of your deck by up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

When choosing a color, opt for lighter shades, as they reflect more sunlight than darker hues. Lighter colors create a more spacious and airier feel in your outdoor living area. Cool Deck paints can also help protect the surface from UV damage and weathering.

From Water Features to Misting Systems

Water features like fountains and ponds cool the surrounding air, making your patio or backyard feel more refreshing. You can install a patio misting system for a more targeted cooling effect.

These systems release a fine mist of water into the air, quickly evaporating and cooling the space. Outdoor misters can be customized to fit your specific layout, and a professional can help you choose the suitable nozzle types and configurations for even coverage and optimal cooling.

Shade Options and Pergolas: Create a Cool, Inviting Outdoor Room

Finally, creating shade is a great way to keep your outdoor space cool and comfortable. While umbrellas and awnings can provide temporary relief, a more permanent solution is to have a professional build a pergola. Pergolas are open-topped structures that allow air to circulate while providing shade. They can be made from various materials, such as wood, aluminum, or vinyl, and can be freestanding or attached to your home.

When designing your pergola, consider the size of your outdoor space, the amount of shade you want to create, and your budget. For shade and privacy, add climbing plants or outdoor curtains. Climbing plants like wisteria, jasmine, or clematis can create a beautiful and fragrant canopy over your pergola. At the same time, outdoor curtains can be drawn closed for more complete shade and protection from the elements.

Pergolas can also serve as a focal point in your outdoor living area. They can define a dining, relaxing, or entertaining space and be customized to fit your personal style and preferences.

Transform Your Outdoor Space Into a Comfortable Retreat

By having professionals implement one or more of these solutions, you can transform your outdoor living area into a cool, inviting space you'll want to enjoy all summer. Whether you choose to have Sherwin-Williams Cool Deck Paint applied, a misting system installed, or a pergola built, you can beat the heat and make the most of your backyard or patio.

NE Seamless is here to assist you with all your home improvement needs. Its team of experienced professionals can help you design and install the perfect cooling solution for your outdoor space so that you can enjoy your backyard or patio in comfort and style.