A Shady Situation

May 2, 2016 John Calvo

"It's 10 degrees cooler in the shade." How many times have you heard these words of wisdom during a scorching summer day? Technically, scientists say the direct sunlight makes it feel 10 degrees warmer than it actually is, but when you’re burning up, you just want to get under cover.

“Canopies can be very effective devices to provide shelter from Guam’s sun,” said Benson Au-Yeung, president and owner of Paradise Awnings Guam. According to him, there are a variety of reasons to invest in canopies and awnings, but all are designed for one thing: beat the heat.

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