Benefits of Patio Covers
There are many reasons why you would want to add a patio cover to your patio. Aside from the fact that they are beautiful and comfortable, patio covers often go unnoticed for being added protection. One of the main benefits of adding a patio cover, as that it protects your investment. It prolongs the life of your belongings and valuables, as well as prolonging the life of the materials used to construct your patio and home. Here are some of the benefits that you will enjoy, should you decide to add a patio cover to your property.
Patio covers are actually a very important part of being a homeowner. Whether you’re getting your patio custom-built, or it came with the property, you should consider protecting your investment. Patio covers offer added protection from damages caused by dirt, sap, debris, high winds and extreme temperatures, sudden changes in temperature, sun fading, as well as rain and other types of weather. Depending on whether or not your patio is enclosed, patio covers can even offer protection from bugs, and unwanted rodents.
Aside from preventing costly or bothersome wear, blemishes, or damages to your valuables, a patio cover will also add visual appeal to the property. There are a multitude of styles to choose from, and likewise, patio covers can be constructed in a variety of different materials. Some of the most common materials that patio covers are designed with our glass, screen, wood, cement, and stucco, but the list goes on and on.
Comfort and Privacy
Whether you are stepping out on your back patio to have a cup of coffee in the brisk winter air and catch the sunrise or going outside to set up the patio furniture for the company to come over during the hotter months of the summer, you will appreciate having the extra protection from the harsh elements. Not to mention the added privacy of having an enclosed space.
Anytime you improve your home or make additions to your home, it increases your property value. Patio covers will give your property a better external appearance, or what they call “curb appeal”. Appraisers be tempted to add more value to your home, which means that when your home sells, you’ll be putting more money in your pocket.
What Kind of Patio Cover Should I Get?
What kind of patio cover you should get depends entirely on your style and preferences.
The easiest way to find out what kind of patio cover would be best for you, is to first start by deciding what style you want. First you need to know if you want a closed or open patio roof. If you want full protection from weather and other dangers, you should consider a closed patio roof. If you want the space more open and free, you can go with an open patio roof. Once you’ve decided what style you want, our trained experts can help you decide what material you want your patio cover to be made of. The most common types of patio covers are metal, wood, vinyl, and aluminum, but you can also go with glass or mesh, if you want the “open sky” look without the negative effects. Then, there are many different structures that can be incorporated into a patio that will play into the implementation of a patio cover as well. For instance, you could have supporting columns, outdoor kitchens or bathrooms, fireplaces, steps, multiple levels on your patio, gardens, water gardens, the list goes on and on. Many of these things will come into the equation, s you are choosing your patio cover, but for the most part, getting a free estimate from a trained professional will help you get a much quicker, and better idea of what you want, and what you need.
What Does a Patio Cover Cost?
Depending on the materials, what kind of structures are present on your patio, where the patio cover will connect to the structure, if at all, and a number of other things all come into play when figuring out how much to expect to pay for your patio cover. If you want just a ballpark figure, you’re looking at anywhere from $300 to $1000 for a DIY kit, And professional installation can cost anywhere from $500-$10,000, depending on how big the spaces, and how much work needs to be done.
The first thing you need is you, is envision your patio cover just the way you want. Then, measure the area in length and width so that you can get a square footage. It is really impossible to go into without confusing you, because there are so many things to factor in, but once you have your square footage you can our professional staff, and we will come out and give you a free consultation, and discuss your specific needs.