Home and Garden

Comfort And A Place To Relax- Installing A Patio Cover

Your home is the central point in your life and most homeowners are continually looking for ways to improve it.  Installing a patio cover creates a safe place to enjoy the sun without the risk of harmful UV rays and heat-related illness, and also provides a natural gathering place for you and your family and friends. A patio enclosures installation will simply allow you to enjoy your home more!

Choosing the right patio cover is a key consideration. Your patio cover should not only add to your space, but it should enhance it as well. So which type should you get?.


How to install a patio cover? The first thing that you need to decide on is the make and the design. Patio covers come in different makes and designs. Patio covers are made of different materials including wood, canvas, and aluminum.  Let’s cover them in depth.


Wooden patio covers offer the beauty of wood and solid construction. Typically, wooden covers are attached to the side of your house, expanding your home’s space as well as enhancing it. These covers come in different designs including lattice design and porch awnings among others.  Most of the time wooden patio covers are lattice type and designed to let sunlight in.


Metal patio covers are both durable and strong. Metal patio covers can be freestanding structures and can also be attached to the side of your house. Metal patio covers can be made entirely from solid metal or the frame can be metal and the cover different material.  A lot of times, metal patio covers are made from tin or in our next case, aluminum.


Aluminum patio covers are made of aluminum both as the frame and shade panels. A good thing to note about aluminum is that it does not conduct heat, and can even reflect the sun’s rays.  Aluminum patio covers generally have a baked-on paint finish and can be embossed with a wood texture. Aluminum patio covers are also generally less expensive and easier to install.