Installing a patio cover lets you reclaim your outdoor space from the sun, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air without the intense heat. But apart from shading your patio or deck, a high-quality cover can help elevate your home’s energy efficiency and protect it from sun damage. As an attention-grabbing visual element, the right design could revitalize the look of your façade and increase curb appeal.
To enjoy these benefits, learn how to separate the good patio covers from the bad. Dreamstyle Remodeling shares some practical tips to remember to choose the right product:
Pick Material Wisely
Since patio covers would be exposed to the elements night and day, it only makes sense to choose a material impervious to natural detriments. Traditional products are made of wood, but everyone knows timber is susceptible to moisture damage. Even when painted, its protective coating would surely wear away, paving the way for decay.
Plastic is also a popular patio cover material. It may not succumb to moisture like wood, but it’s not the strongest choice either.
Understanding the downsides of traditional shade covers, we put a premium on metallic solutions for maximum weatherability and durability. You can choose from our Alumawood lattice products and aluminum solid patio covers with an expanded polystyrene substrate. Our options eliminate costly maintenance and deliver ageless beauty.
Combine an Open Lattice and a Solid Cover
Patio shading solutions generally come in solid and open designs. The former repels the harsh heat completely while the latter blocks most of the sun’s undesirable rays, but allowing adequate, natural illumination. Since each design has limitations, choose a product with solid and open portions.
We let you create an Elitewood and Ocirc, a patio cover that lets you enjoy the sun and shade at the same time.
Don’t Concentrate on a Single Area
By and large, homeowners only shade outdoor areas they use all the time. However, covering beyond your favorite al fresco spot doesn’t only extend your livable space outside, but also it makes your indoor rooms more comfortable. The more windows your shade cover protects against the sun, the more efficient your home becomes.
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we put no limits on the size and configuration of our solid patio covers. Our design consultant can offer you sound suggestions to elevate your home’s energy efficiency using shade coverings.
Learn more about our patio cover solutions in Albuquerque, NM. Call Dreamstyle Remodeling now at (877) 721-1590 to schedule your free, in-home consultation at your convenience.