Adding a patio onto your home makes for an inviting gathering space. But what happens when the weather calls for rain or extreme heat? Patio covers offer a simple solution to extending the life of your patio and making it usable year round.
Patio covers come in all shapes and sizes. Some of these patio covers include outdoor covered pergolas, awnings, or gazebos. Pergolas are structures made from beams and posts to create a shaded area. Pergolas have been around since the Romans and are still popular today. Some people even choose to grow ivy on their pergolas to add more natural shade coverage to their outdoor space. Awnings or backyard overhangs are fabric coverings that connect to the side of your home to be extended or retracted when not in use. Gazebos are free standing structures with an octagonal or polygonal shape, typically with an enclosed roof.
While the style of covers for patios can range, the benefits they offer are countless.
The main benefit to installing an outside pergola is that it significantly cools your outdoor space. By adding a shaded area you make it a comfortable place to relax and enjoy more time outdoors. It also protects you from heat exposure and sunburn. If you have pets, it’s also a great place for them to retreat when they are outside playing.
Patio covers are great at protecting your deck, patio and furniture from sun damage. The coverage from the patio cover keeps your furniture looking new, prevents peeling and increases the longevity of your outdoor space.
Adding an outdoor covered patio to your backyard opens up the opportunity to use your patio year round. If you want to grill a steak while it’s pouring down rain, a patio cover will allow you to do that. Don’t let your summer be cut short and continue to enjoy your outdoor space comfortably.
It will also help to protect your deck from any ice, snow or rain that may damage the wood or finishing. A patio cover can also protect furniture from being damaged by bad weather.
Adding a patio cover to your home increases its resale value. Creating a space that can extend the amount of time you spend outdoors is a great selling point. Investing in a patio cover creates a gathering space for friends and family while generating equity in your home.
Adding an outdoor covered patio to your backyard or garden can really open up your horizons for entertaining, relaxing and cooking. You’re no longer limited by the weather so you can enjoy the outdoors for longer while staying cool and dry. With the array of styles and patio structure ideas you can create the perfect space in your backyard to meet your needs.
Whatever you decide to build to enhance your outdoor space, reach out to the experts to start a consultation and get your project off on the right foot.