Imagine the difficulty of keeping your cool 500 years ago. Back then the Florida temperature and humidity, with reference to bugs and other wild creatures, were topics in reports to Europe from the first explorers to the Sunshine State.
After encountering the sweltering heat and humidity, plus swarms of mosquitoes, they wrote back to Spain to report “We have landed in a place that will never be inhabited by human beings.” Those first explorers certainly could not foresee the invention of air conditioning – or 18 million inhabitants 500 years later.
The first documented evidence of European explorers arriving in Florida began with Juan Ponce de León’s first visit in 1513. It’s easy to imagine their negative first impression about the heat. Fortunately, we have practical solutions to overcome the heat including lower cost alternatives like roll screen shades and retractable awnings.
Let Roll Screen Solutions help you choose the right methods to stay cool this summer. With record temperatures throughout the country, keep in mind we can provide retractable shade and awning kits to residential or commercial customers in all 50 states. All you need is a few tools or hire a handyman or contractor to do the installation for you.