Patio covers are a great enhancement to consider for your patio, especially if you want to protect it from weather elements and you want to get more use out of it when the weather isn't as welcoming or is uncomfortable. Patio covers can prevent water from seeping onto your patio when it rains and ruining patio furniture, as well as reduce sun visibility when the heat and sun peak in the summer. More shading and less water are popular reasons that many invest in patio covers.
Types of Patio Covers
There are various types of patio covers that you can consider when choosing the right one for your patio. The one you choose will depend on how your patio is currently set up, your budget, and your needs for covering the patio. For example, if you like the option of having direct sunlight exposure but want to reduce it from time to time, then perhaps a retractable patio cover would be most suitable. Others may consider aluminum patio covers for their sleek appearance or fabric covers that can be attached in the summers. Whatever you choose, we're here to help make the decision easy to understand.
One of the main reasons that many clients choose to invest in patio covers is because they want to reduce UV exposure. Not every patio covering prevents UV exposure to the same standard, that's why it's important to choose the right one that can actively reduce UV ray exposure and make it more comfortable and efficient to use your patio, even with the sun is at its peak. The most popular type of patio covering we recommend to reduce UV exposure is aluminum or wood patio covers.
Along with installing a new patio covering, many wonder how to keep their patio well-lit when shading increases and the sun visibility is reduced. To resolve this problem, we can also offer patio lighting! Patio lighting can be installed and attached to your patio cover so that you can manage how much light you want and when you want it. The patio lighting is safe to use for your patio and can be stylish and bright enough to light up your space, even with a patio covering.
Lastly, when it comes to maintenance, you don’t necessarily need to worry about how to maintain your patio covering, as most are relatively easy to maintain with proper care. If you have wooden or metal coverings, these take care of themselves because the building materials are durable enough to protect from other elements like rain. If you have fabric patio covers, you’ll want to consider replacing these after extensive use to avoid mold buildup, mildew, and discoloration. We provide maintenance tips and solutions for whatever type of patio cover you opt for.