Frequently Asked Questions

What is a patio cover?

patio cover is a backyard shade structure that is attached to your home. Typically two posts or columns support the outer portion of a patio cover. The roof of a patio cover may be open or solid depending on what level of protection you require.

What are aluminum patio covers good?

Aluminum patio covers are more resilient to the environment. They resist the sun, rain, and inclement weather better than wood. The sheer durability and resilience of aluminum allow it to easily outlast wooden patio covers by several years.

What do you call a patio cover?

The word pergola has come to be used interchangeably with patio coverPatio cover. An attached structure that provides shade and/or rain coverage for a patio or deck. A patio cover may have an open or solid roof. The term patio cover is often used interchangeably with pergola.

What is the difference between a Pergola and a patio cover?

pergola has an open roof designed to filter light, and a patio cover uses a solid roof to provide protection against the elements for year-round enjoyment. In terms of function, certain types of pergola may provide a growing space for greenery, similar to the functions of trellises and arbors.

How much does a patio cover cost?

The average patio cover cost is about $1,000 to install a 10ft x 10ft patio cover. A patio cover is an inexpensive way to upgrade your home’s exterior space depending on the type you choose. Some patio covers cost more to install than others, depending on the type of cover.

Does a covered patio add value?

Moreover, the project of adding patio covers to your home as a whole can enhance your home’s beauty and increase its value. Doing so can bring a more definite recouped cost. Covers should match both the patio and your home’s architectural style. Consider its material, design, and construction.

What is the cheapest material to use for a patio foundation?

Concrete patios are typically one of the least expensive to build. Considering proper installation and maintenance, they are one of the most durable, too, though like brick, concrete is subject to cracking with freeze-thaw cycles. Since poured concrete follows any form, unlimited patio design options are possible.

Can I walk on my aluminum patio cover?

Flat pan patio cover

It is highly durable to weather damages but unpermitted to walk on. This type of patio cover is very affordable and provides a clean and smooth ceiling texture which makes it more popular among home owners.

Insulated patio cover

Yes, you can walk on the Insulated covers for maintenance purposes or for an Emergency Exit. However, it cannot be used as a deck. If there is going to be a ladder used on top of the cover it is advised that you use a 4′ x 4′ or larger piece of plywood down first to disperse the weight.

What is Alumawood patio cover?

Alumawood is aluminum that has been embossed, painted and manufactured into shapes that resemble wood (cedar). The finished product is a beautiful, low maintenance, shade cover that will outlast any other material on the market today.

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