How to Choose the Best Patio Cover for My Space


May 15th, 2019

Living Room Outdoors

A comfortable love seat, side chairs, coffee table and area rug can give your patio a true living room feeling. Invite guests over for coffee, conversation and relaxation while you enjoy the morning sun or host a dinner party outside where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the outdoors. Rain and snow are inevitable, but they don’t have to keep you from grilling a steak or relaxing in your outdoor seating area. You can enjoy your patio even on days when the weather isn’t perfect.

Patio covers are primarily designed to provide shade, so you could enjoy fresh air any time whether you’re at a family barbecue, a pool party, or even just relaxing. A covered patio can have an enormous impact on your space, consider the following as your focus.

Entertain in You Backyard with the Right Custom Patio Cover

Who wants to be stuck inside the house when you are entertaining? By extending your home outdoors you open up an entire new living space for entertaining and family time, and it might end up being your favorite space! Add an outdoor kitchen under your patio and use the space all year long. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the weather through all of the seasons in our area.

Consider the Sunlight

An enclosed patio cover can look fantastic, but you need to consider how much of a difference it can make in bringing light in.

If you want to prioritize bringing in a lot of sunlight to your patio, it’s vital for you to focus on getting a patio cover that has an open design such as a pergola. This cover does not keep the rain or inclement weather out, however, the open concept can provide shade and sun at the same time.

Pick a Material Suitable for the Weather

Along with looking into how enclosed a patio cover is, you need to also look for patio covers that will be a good fit for the weather. Direct sunlight and regular rainfall can quickly lead to a lot of wear for your patio cover, making it vital for you to choose something that will be durable.

Make Sure the Cover Suits Your Yard

With all the options for patio covers available, you need to consider just how much the cover suits your yard. Picking a similar style to other features in your yard can help make sure that the cover doesn’t look out of place and that it will help tie the different features of your yard in together.

If you’re interested in having a custom patio cover built, contact us at 317-485-6514  so that you can get started with the new addition to your new patio.

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