Part one of our series on commercial shade structures explores their use in outdoor break areas and smokers’ patios.
Smoking Patio Shade Structures
Roughly about a decade and a half ago, smoking laws in the US changed. As a result, a federal ban prohibits smoking within 25 feet of a building. Smokers were exiled to patios and areas well away from buildings. In someplace other than Arizona, this isn’t a problem. In Arizona, particularly in the summertime, it is a major problem. That’s where installing a commercial shade structure for smoking patio comes in.
By installing a shade structure for a smoking patio, it helps to protect employees that do smoke from the dangers of skin cancer and heat-related illness while at the same time allowing employers to comply more efficiently with federal law. However, while smokers can benefit from installing shade, what about non-smokers?
Shade Structures in Tucson
You have to remember one thing about Arizona’s climate. It is only hot and miserable for really about 3-4 months out of every year. The rest of the time, Arizona has a very temperate climate. Since it does, sometimes, if employees are on break, it is nice to be able to go outside and enjoy the weather. And installing a commercial shade structure in Tucson is a good way to show them you value them as people, not just employees.
So remember, Arizona has unique challenges during this time of year. The biggest of which are high summer temperatures. So keep hydrated and wear sunscreen. And avoid heat related illness. One good way to help with this is to install a commercial shade structure.
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