Summer is the time most of us look forward to for eight months out of the year…unless you’re a parent and have to find creative ways to keep your kids out of the house. It is the time of swimming, watermelon, lemonade, sand and surf. Yes, we routinely dread the day it ends and automatically begin counting down the days until this glorious season is once again upon us. But summer’s blessing is also its curse, and as much fun as the sun can be, it can have considerable downside as well. Our solar system’s biggest star can cause famine, skin cancer, color fading of your most prized possessions…and can cause your back to break out in boils and sores from overexposure when you’re helping your brother-in-law finish his backyard (don’t ask to see the scars). So how do you enjoy all the activities of summer without shouldering any of the risk? Well if you spend a majority of your summer in your backyard, you need an awning.