• The Importance of Sun Protection

    As we all know, protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays is more important than ever. With today’s modern products, it seems easier than ever, as well! Unfortunately, simply wearing sunscreen is not always enough. Did you know that sunscreen usually deactivates after two hours? Fortunately, having access to shade from something such as a fixed awning in San Diego can help prevent sunburn, as well. Watch this informative video and find out more about how you can protect yourself from the sun.

    If you are interested in finding out how an awning, outdoor curtains, or other products from Moran Canvas can protect you and your family, please browse our large selection of protective products or call us at (619) 462-7778.

  • What are Roman Shades?

    Roman shades San Diego You may be familiar with awnings, patio covers, and outdoor curtains in San Diego, but what about Roman shades? While many Roman shades are for window coverings, unique horizontal Roman shades exist. But why should you get them? Many other popular options exist, and there are several reasons you should give them a look. If you have not found the perfect patio covering yet, you may be in luck.

    They are versatile.

    Unlike traditional plastic, metal, or wooden shades, Roman shades are often made of fabric, and are easily customizable. It would probably be more difficult to find a Roman shade that does not work for your living space than to find one that doesn’t. Whether on a window or not, the look of soft, draping fabric where people are used to seeing hard wood or stiff awnings can be that perfect complement to your outdoor patio design.

    They are convenient.

    Roman shades can be adjusted to cover as much of the patio as you would like covered to allow for differing light conditions. Alternatively, they can be made from a thin fabric that allows some light through even when the shades are fully extended. Compare the elegant look of an adjusted Roman shade to that of a half-retracted awning. A fixed patio cover may also look nice, but it will not allow you to easily alter the amount of sunlight you enjoy on your patio.

    They are long lasting.

    Not only do Roman shades look right in just about any environment, they also look great in any decade. Some patio shade options will go out of style and make your home look dated, but Roman shades have been around for quite some time and have never fallen out of vogue. If you choose a fabric that is durable and not too trendy, your Roman shades could outlast most of your home’s décor.

    As you can see, Roman shades offer a flexibility in form and function that few other patio products can offer. If you are in the market to improve or finish your patio, Roman shades may be just the thing you are looking for. To find out more about Roman shades, installation, and other home improvements , call Moran Canvas at (619) 462-7778.

  • Tips for Protecting Yourself from Excessive Sun Exposure

    Sun protection San Diego As the weather warms up, people across the country will be spending more time on patios, in pools, behind grills, and hopefully under awnings in San Diego . Warm weather and sunshine are great in moderation, but it’s very easy to get too much sun exposure. This summer, as you enjoy outdoor activities, it is important that you remember to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Here are a few tips for keeping cool and avoiding sunburns:

    Seek Shade

    Often, the easiest way to avoid sun exposure is to stay out of the sun. Sitting in the shade will be more effective than just about any other measures, but it can be hard to find a shady spot that allows you to enjoy your patio or other fun outdoor areas. Installing patio covers or other solar shade options is a simple, effective way to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

    Use Sunscreen

    You may think that you hear this a bit too much, but the reality is that sunscreen is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against the damaging sun. Wearing high-SPF sunscreen and reapplying it every three hours is one of the ways to protect yourself against the sun. Even if you do not burn easily, you are still at risk. Keep applying that sunscreen!

    Wear Protective Clothing

    While long-sleeve shirts and the hot sun do not always mix well, there are several articles you can wear that can protect you against the sun and keep you comfortable. You can wear is a wide-brimmed hat, which can protect your head and a surprising amount of the rest of your body from the dangers of the sun. If you can find comfortable and breathable options, sun-blocking shirts and pants would also serve you well.

    When you’re on your patio this summer, make sure that you are protected from the sun. To learn more about how to protect yourself from the dangers of sun exposure , ask the shade experts at Moran Canvas by calling us at (619) 462-7778.

  • A Look at Canvas Carports

    Carport awning near San Diego The weather in the San Diego area is so mild that you don’t even need a garage to store your car. Apart from the occasional water spotting during a rare rainstorm, there are very few natural occurrences that can severely damage your car.

    However, you should still park your car in the shade whenever possible. This will prevent direct sunlight from fading the upholstery or causing the dashboard to crack. For homes without garages, canvas carports are a great option. They look great, and like awnings they are much less expensive to install than other types of carports. You can also get them in custom colors and designs to complement the look of your home.

    If you are interested in installing a canvas carport, call Moran Canvas Products at (888) 904-8665. With over 20 years of experience providing high quality products in San Diego, we are the area’s awning and canvas carport experts.