A Homeowner’s Patio Cover Shopping Guide

Jun 08, 2018

A beautiful patio that you can’t use when it rains or when it’s too hot is a waste. Imagine all of the missed opportunities to enjoy your outdoor space just because nature isn’t cooperating. Fortunately, adding some shade is an elegant solution to make your patio usable all year long.

Patio Cover Shopping Guide

However, installing a patio cover is one thing; choosing the right product for your home is another. Shade and weather resistance might be your top motivations, but curb appeal and longevity matter too. With so many patio covers on the market, Dreamstyle Remodeling recommends these tips to narrow your options down:

Think About Your Home’s Style

Not all shades can blend in with any home. A good patio cover need not command attention nor does it have to be the focal point of your home’s exterior. But it shouldn’t arrest the eye for the wrong reason either.

Customization is paramount. Your home is unique, and so your solid patio or Alumawood lattice should be too. The freedom to put different elements together to custom-design your shade’s shape and style is something you don’t have when you buy stock products.

Keep Material In Mind

Your patio cover will take abuse from the elements 365 days a year just so you can enjoy outdoor living. It’s imperative to pay attention to its components and the materials that comprise it. Those that resist corrosion and don’t fade easily have a better chance at fulfilling their duty for many years with little maintenance.

Consider Color

The color of your lattices or solid patio covers affects not only the way they look but also the amount of heat they absorb. Many shades, especially dark ones, block the sun well, but don’t do an excellent job of reflecting infrared light. To help regulate your patio temperature during daylight hours, a brightly-colored patio cover is your safest bet.

Turn to Dreamstyle Remodeling to personalize your patio cover to the last detail. Call us at (877) 721-1590 to schedule your no-pressure, in-home consultation in Albuquerque, NM.

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