Things to know about Patio Covers
What is a Patio Cover?
It is a structure attached to your house. The purpose of the patio cover is to give shade where it is built upon. Depending on your requirement. The patio cover is usually built using two outer columns or posts that support it. Patio covers can be connected to your home. It can also be a free-standing structure. They are like pergolas in a sense but have a more permanent character attached to them.
Three best cover materials for your patio.
- Vinyl – this material for your patio cover requires minimal maintenance. Vinyl doesn’t need to be repaired nor sanded for years. It is less likely to crack nor would it peel or rot. The high-quality types of vinyl available in the market are more durable than timber or wood. The disadvantage of using vinyl is that it doesn’t look as good as wood nor can it be painted with some rustic or earthy palette that most homeowners like.
- Wood – the most attractive of all patio cover materials is wood. The character and appeal of wood are irreplaceable. The appearance also is usually very adaptable to the look of any house. The colors, textures, and design of wood covers are extensive. The disadvantage of using wood is it is a high maintenance material. It needs regular repainting and also sanding. Wood is also very prone to rotting, peeling, and warping.
- Aluminum – it is lightweight but strong. Aluminum can provide comfort and excellent protection at the same time. The advantage of aluminum cover when used is that it is durable and very low in maintenance.