Maximize the living space out of your outdoors by installing a patio cover over your patio. Aside from extending your existing roofline, there are other portable options depending on the size of outdoor area you want to cover. Here are 5 types of patio cover that will make your outdoor space accessible and useful to you regardless of the weather.
Traditional Solid Patio Cover
A basic roof over your patio, this suits your outdoor room that cannot risk any disturbance from inclement weather such as your dining area, outdoor kitchen or over a fire pit. Whether it’s an extension of your existing roofline or standalone, a well-crafted patio cover can stand to protect your space for decades.
Pergola is a semi-solid patio cover which allows for more sunlight and air to pass through freely. Pergolas are usually installed in the midst of a garden, over a path or even as a patio cover by the side of the house. It can use traditionally treated wood or rust-proof aluminum, steel or even concrete at times.
Modern Patio Cover
Metal patio covers are often overlooked for its rigid and industrial look but it does fit the aesthetic, especially of modern homes filled with straight clean lines. It can also be the patio cover choice of those who are looking for maximum coverage but least space occupied. Metal patio covers can have a steel beam network and metal wires running across.
On the other side of the coin, a sturdy patio umbrella is designed to withstand sunlight, rain, and wind. It keeps your yard free from any obstruction and can easily be folded when not in use.
Whether it’s manually operated or with a remote control, shades can be installed on top of your pergola. You can also go for a natural shade in terms of planting a tree specie which boasts of a large canopy.