Have you thought about adding a patio cover to your backyard?
Do you wonder what exactly the purpose of a patio cover is?
The advantage of adding a patio cover to your backyard is that it makes your patio and yard more functional and accessible.
When you go out to sit on your patio, do you ever turn around and go back inside the house because the sun is in your eyes?
Is it too hot or it starts to rain?
When you add a patio cover, you can enjoy the outdoors to the fullest extent. You have protection from the glare of the sun, the blazing heat, and the rain.
Adding a patio cover allows you to fully enjoy the outdoors. You can host a neighborhood barbeque and relax with a beer in the shade under your patio cover.
The kids can play a backyard game of soccer and then rest under the patio cover with a freeze pop. You can serve family meals on your patio without being driven inside by the harsh sunlight.
Adding a patio cover allows you to use your patio as another room of your house and increases your living space.
Your patio shouldn’t be a wasted pad of concrete in the backyard, it should be a cozy place to entertain friends and family and enjoy yourself.
Once you choose to add a patio cover, you have some more choices to make in regard to the type of patio cover that you want.
They have kits!
There are kits that you can purchase to assemble your own patio cover; these are similar to play sets for kids that you put together yourself.
Patio cover kits are available in composite materials that are long lasting and don’t need to be stained, painted, or otherwise maintained.
A kit isn’t always a great choice, though. They go up quickly, but they tend to be a bit flimsy. If you aren’t experienced in construction, you may have difficulty putting it together, and the results may be less than stellar.
If you want a higher quality or more custom patio cover, consider hiring a contractor to build it for you. A contractor can help you design a patio cover to meet your needs and your personal tastes.
You could add a cover to your existing patio, build a new deck with a cover, or build a pergola. You could also use a retractable awning to cover your patio so that you can roll up the awning when it is not in use.
Whichever option you choose, you can integrate your patio cover into the landscaping and design of your home.
You can spend a little time browsing ideas in magazines or online to help you decide what you really like. Show these materials to your contractor so that he can see what you want and help you achieve that.
We have the experience and skill to help you achieve the outdoor space that you are dreaming of. Get in touch with us at 5 Day Kitchen Remodels to learn more about all of the options in patio covers and make your dream a reality.