EXTEND THE COMFORT AND VALUE OF YOUR HOME WITH A PATIO COVER THAT IS PERFECT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
There are few things more relaxing than sitting outside on a lovely day. Based on current trends, more people are spending time outside, dining, cooking in an outdoor kitchen, or just relaxing in the sunlight. If you do not have sufficient shade, a patio cover or covered deck is a good option to enjoy the outside air without the full impact of the sun.
There are two main types of patio covers, attached or freestanding. We will explore the different types of patio covers. There are many patio cover options to choose from and you can select the patio cover that is right for you.
A pergola is commonly interchanged with a patio cover, although a pergola is a structure that is freestanding with posts or columns. It is designed to let light filter in because it is not fully covered overhead. Often plants like vines are allowed to climb the structure and create a beautiful natural canopy that is lush and inviting. A pergola can be designed to be close to the house or freestanding over a walkway or in the yard.
A patio cover is an attached structure that provides shade and/or rain coverage to the main house. Patio covers can be either slatted (like a pergola) or a solid cover. They can be designed to look like the original structure of the house or coordinate with the house. There is a wide array of designs involved with many different materials, such as wood, metal, vinyl and more. They can be both stylish and functional.
A ramada is similar to a pergola in the fact that it is a freestanding structure. However, it is fully covered in order to keep rain out and provide a complete sun shade. Ramadas are commonly built over an outdoor kitchen to keep the outdoor kitchen functional and beautiful, even in inclement weather. Some professionals call these structures pavilions.
A gazebo is an octagon-shaped structure that is fully roofed with beautiful views. Often they can be completely screened in for a bug-free resting place. These are sometimes confused as pergolas. These look beautiful in a large yard or garden.
CUSTOM DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
Common terms can vary when discussing outdoor patio cover options. This is why it’s important to discuss with your local construction contractor exactly what you have in mind. Spend time explaining whether you want your patio cover to be freestanding or attached to your existing structure, and whether you want it completely shielded from sun and rain or designed to let a little extra sunlight in. Perhaps you have a favorite vacation spot you would like to recreate. Your construction contractor can help you create an outdoor space that transports you back to your favorite location. They can design it you the size and style you need.
A beautifully landscaped yard with a patio cover will add comfort and value to your home that you will enjoy for years to come. Don’t hesitate – call your local construction contractor and begin to enjoy your new patio cover today!