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  1. Must-Have Shade Products for the Perfect Picnic

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    As temperatures rise, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of sunshine and family time by heading outdoors for a picnic. Whether you’re planning for a quiet lunch for two, or an entire family reunion, picnic table shade should be a top priority to keep both your guests and food safe from the blazing heat.

    There are a number of reliable shade solutions to choose from including covered chairs and pop-up canopies to stay cool even during the heat of the day. You can choose from multiple sizes and colors of shade chairs or pop-up canopies that are both affordable and strong. Investing in a picnic table canopy and other reliable shade options will elevate your comfort and add a layer of safety no matter where you set up your outdoor lunch.

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    While comfort is one huge reason to invest in picnic table canopy options, the most important reason is your health. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and

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  2. Tips for Securing Your Pop-Up Canopy

    Tips for Securing Your Pop-Up Canopy

    A pop-up canopy is a versatile and reliable shade solution to use at the beach, farmers market, or backyard cookout to ensure sun protection. To add an extra layer of safety while using a pop-up tent, it is incredibly important to utilize canopy anchors to provide increased stability in cases of higher wind or other elements that may sway the shelter.

    There are several types of canopy anchors and other tools to make certain your shade solution stays strong and stable. Here are valuable tips and tricks to keep in mind before heading to your next outdoor gathering with your pop-up canopy.

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  3. Father's Day Gift Ideas Just in Time for Summer

    Father's Day Gift Ideas

    What do you get the man who has it all? How about something he didn’t even know he needed! This year, skip the typical last-minute gifts and get dad useful outdoor items just in time for summer.

    Help Dad organize his tools, protect his car, or take shade wherever he needs it with a few products he’ll truly appreciate this season.

    Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide to find the ultimate present for the man who does it all!

    Father's Day Gift Idea: Grill GazeboFather's Day Gift Idea: Grill Gazebo

    Don't Roast Dad: Get Him a Grill Gazebo

    For some Dads, grilling has practically become a way of life. Even if he won’t admit it, there's nothing worse than burning up while he's cooking out. Get Dad a functional, stylish grill gazebo and protect him from the elements: it will become the pride and joy of Dad's backyard!

    SOJAG grill gazebos offer a stylish and functional way to open your backyard space up for gatherings while maintaining a sophisticated and cozy vibe. A hardtop metal roof grill gazebo canopy takes the style of a gazebo and adds additional functionality.

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  4. Beach Essentials: 5 Summer Shade Solutions

    Beach Essentials: 5 Summer Shade Solutions

    Heading to the beach this summer? We know you won’t forget the obvious beach essentials: sunscreen, towels, the drink cooler... But what about a quality shade solution?

    Why You Need Shade at the Beach

    The summer sun can be quite dangerous. As mentioned in our Skin Cancer Prevention blog, UVA and UVB rays pose a threat to our skin even on the cloudiest of days. Overexposure to sunlight often causes permanent skin damage and greatly increases the risk of skin cancer.

    Particularly when you’re on the beach, the stakes for skin cancer prevention are much higher. You’re bound to intensify harmful exposure when spending the day on a bright beach wearing just swimwear between the hottest hours of the day. In fact, even dry beach sand reflects up to 15% of UV rays, exposing your skin from all angles. (Source: World Health Organization)

    While sunscreen certainly can help minimize sun exposure and damage, it can’t always provide the most effective protection at the beach. Cooling off in the water or even breaking a sweat on the shore makes sunscreen half as effective unless you remember to constantly reapply.

    In order to effectively prevent sun damage and overexposure, you need a reliable high-quality shade solution. Here are 5 beach essentials for effective summer shade.

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  5. Skin Cancer Prevention - The Benefits of Reliable Shade

    Skin Cancer Prevention - The Benefits of Reliable Shade

    As soon as the warmer weather hits, most people can’t wait to soak up the summer sun. However, significant sun exposure can often lead to premature skin aging, wrinkles, cataracts, and life-threatening skin cancer. Skin cancer is considered the most common type of cancer, and millions fall victim to this disease every year.  In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. (Source: Skin Cancer Foundation) With such high risks, are you doing all you can to maximize skin cancer prevention?

    Skin Cancer Prevention: The Facts

    According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, increasing damage to the ozone layer greatly intensified the risk of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure over the years. While ozone-depleting substances are now regulated to help minimize damage, scattered UV rays can still have an impact even on the cloudiest days.

    How does skin cancer occur?

    Everyday sunlight (regardless of clouds) omits UVA and UVB rays, which age the skin and cause sunburn. Too much radiation exposure damages your skin cell’s genetic materials, accelerating cell growth which then leads to skin cancer. Even getting a sunburn just once in a two-year time-span can triple your risk of melanoma. (Source: Cancer Research UK)

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  6. Deck and Patio Essentials to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

    Deck and Patio Essentials to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

    Now that the warm weather’s here to stay for awhile, you probably want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But when your backyard aesthetic is less than enjoyable, it can be easy to resort to the couch. This year, create an outdoor oasis you’ll want to escape to by easily incorporating a few added essentials. Give your backyard an upgrade with these must-have deck and patio products for an organized, comfortable, and attractive outdoor space.

    Refuse Storage

    Nothing puts a damper on your deck and patio more than unsightly trash or clutter. Conceal any eyesore with the multi-purpose Versa-Shed! The Versa-Shed is the ultimate trash storage solution, easily concealing garbage, bins, and much more for a great looking outdoor space. With a 2-point locking system, high-quality steel materials, and a glossy onyx finish, the Versa-Shed ensures a durable and secure storage solution. Find out more about these versatile solutions here.

     

    Deck Boxes

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