Benefits of a patio cover

Benefits of a patio coverOne of the top benefits of a patio cover is that it adds both beauty and value to your home.  It keeps the house cooler in the summer by providing extra shade from the sun’s direct rays.  Another benefit to patio covers, no matter what the weather, you can still enjoy your time outdoors like an afternoon rain shower without getting wet.  They create the perfect space for bbq’s sheltering you from the harsh Colorado sun. Another bonus, a patio cover is one of the most affordable home improvements you can do. 

Not sure what types of patio covers are available?  Carefree Decks and Patio Covers have a wide variety of options to choose from.  The Equinox Louvered Roof Covers are the roof covers that allow the sun to shine through, but when you need coverage from rain or snow, this system creates an outdoor living space that you can control.  A touch of a button and the louvers can be positioned anywhere within a 160-degree range of motion which allows for the perfect amount of ventilation and protection.

Another choice is the Amerimax’s Alumawood Patio Covers.  These patio covers provide the look of wood without the maintenance of traditional wood covers.  They come with a lifetime-limited-warranty and unlike real wood, they will not warp, peel or rot.  The paint finish is baked on enamel that will endure the harshest weather.  There are two choices; a solid cover which will shelter you from the sun, rain and snow or an open lattice which will cut the temperature up to 15 degrees but allow the sun to shine through.  Also, this shade structure will withstand wind gusts up to 110 miles per hour. Whatever your choice, you should consider your budget, your needs, and your home’s exterior architecture. 

Unlike an open deck where you need to cover the furniture to keep it from fading from the harsh sun rays, a covered patio will help keep your furniture from fading.  You will no longer have to pack up your furniture once the weather turns cold.  You can spend time outdoors even in the mild winter.

With a covered patio, you have more climate control options.  You can use overhead lamps, space heaters or even misters in the summer to enjoy entertaining all year long.  To create the ultimate outdoor space, you can even attach a string of lights, a chandelier or a ceiling fan.  A fan will provide air circulation which is beneficial in areas where the temperatures can creep above 90 degrees.

As you can see, the benefits of a covered patio are many. It will add sophistication to your home as well as extend your living space, protect your furniture and keep you cool.   Transitional outdoor rooms that include in-home comforts become the most desirable spot in your home. Whether you’re interested in full shade or louvered cover, Carefree Decks and Patio Covers offers a range of patio cover products to fit the style of your home.