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Everything You Need to Know About Installing Patio Covers

When choosing how high or low to make your patio cover, consider how much shade and protection from the weather you need. A patio cover can be attached to your house with two posts, with the free part of the cover extending from the posts. 

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Since every homeowner’s situation is different, there are many ways to build a patio cover. In this guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

What Is a Patio Cover?

A patio cover is an extension of the back of your home that serves two main purposes:

  • It provides shade on your patio.
  • It protects your patio from the elements, such as rain and snow.

A patio cover is a great way to add shade, curb appeal, and weather protection to your patio. As a patio cover gets higher, it can provide added protection from rain, wind, snow and other weather elements. In the summer months, patio covers can block the sun and keep your patio cooler than the outside temperature.

Where Do You Place Your Patio Cover?

Patio Covers are a great way to improve the look of your home and add year round protection to your patio. They are usually located at the back of the home, but this decision is completely up to you. If you already have your back patio covered by an awning or pergola, a patio cover could be installed in the front of your home to shade your patio area.

A patio cover can be attached to your house with two posts, with the free part of the cover extending from the posts. The free part of the patio cover can be supported either by the posts attached to your house, or it can be self supporting. 

Benefits to Patio Covers

1) Protects Outdoor Furniture From the Elements

Having a covered patio can protect your patio furniture from rain and snow, which can result in fewer water damage claims. It can also protect your furniture from being ruined by the sun, especially if you live in an area where you get tons of sunlight during the day. 

Patio covers can also keep your furniture cooler in the summer. 

2) High Return on Investment

If you decide to go with a permanent patio cover, you’ll get a great return on your investment. Patio covers help to increase the overall value of your home. If you ever decide to sell your house, a patio cover can help to sell your home faster and for higher price. 

A patio cover can also help to protect your deck or patio from costly repairs due to weather.

3) Improves the Look of Your Home

A patio cover helps to improve the look of your home by adding an elegant architectural element. Patio covers can also add curb appeal to your house, making your home look more modern, contemporary, and prestigious. 

Should you decide to add a patio cover to your home, you can choose from a wide variety of colors and materials. You can also choose from many different types of patio cover designs.

Conclusion

A patio cover is a great way to add shade, curb appeal, and weather protection to your patio. Patio covers are a great investment, especially if you want to add protection to your patio year round.

Decorate your backyard with a patio cover from Van Nuys Awning Co. We provide custom built patio awning models for your home. Get in touch with us today to learn how.

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