Thanks for everyone's comments. It it's hot, we may see the plus side of a cooler veranda - yet, that overhang sounds like a bummer. As Cher said, live and learn. Our trip is quite port intensive (med. in Oct) so maybe we won't be using our veranda that much - we wanted a place to hang while out little takes an afternoon nap inside. Is the railing/wall of the veranda see through glass?