There’s no better way to enjoy your home’s outdoor space than by installing a patio cover to provide ample shade in the hot summer months. But with so many types of patio covers, it can be difficult to determine which fulfills both your wants and needs. To help make your choice a bit easier, Elite Patios has compiled a patio covers guide walking you through the various options.
Solid Patio Covers
If your backyard gets sunshine all day long, it might be too hot for you to spend any time outside during the warmer months. Installing a patio cover enables you to enjoy your space without the scorching sun beating down on you and acts as an extension of your current living space. A solid patio cover is an ideal choice for homes that have ample sun exposure. The sturdy aluminum frame provides you will year-round shade and cover from other weather elements such as rain.
Lattice Patio Covers
Lattice patio covers are a great way to add some character, dimension, and texture to your outdoor space. They look especially beautiful when placed over your patio, pool, or garden, and provide you a sense of privacy without completely blocking out the world around you. If your backyard only gets sun for a portion of the day, or you’re a big fan of getting your daily dose of vitamin D, a lattice patio cover provides you cover from the sun buy only reduces your exposure by 40% – 60%. This means you will have a bit more shade, but still be able to enjoy the sunshine and breezes in your backyard.
Freestanding Patio Covers
When your patio is deeper into your yard or you want some additional shade by your pool, you lose the natural shade that might come from your home. But that doesn’t mean you need to go without shade! An aluminum freestanding patio cover can be placed over top of the area where you want to reduce sun exposure and provide the necessary coverage so you can better enjoy your space. A freestanding patio cover is often stronger than covers that are attached to the home because it is supported by four aluminum posts instead of relying on an existing structure.
Combination Patio Covers
While solid patio covers offer total protection from the sun and lattice patio covers offer partial shade, you might want an option that provides you the best of both worlds. A combination patio cover offers homeowners areas of complete coverage so they can get the shade they crave on a hot day, but also offers them partial sun exposure when they want to feel the warmth of the sun on their skin. A combo patio cover enables you to enjoy your outdoor space rain or shine.
Carport Patio Covers
Instead of expanding your outdoor living space, you might be looking for a carport cover for your vehicle or outdoor projects. Aluminum carport patio covers offer a shaded and weather-protected space where you can park your vehicles, set up a workspace for projects, or store tools if you don’t have a garage for storage or need additional space.
Call Elite Patios for Patio Covers in Riverside County
Whether you’re leaning towards a freestanding or solid patio cover, the choice between aluminum and wood should be a no-brainer. Not only are Alumawood patio covers affordable, but you can rest easy knowing it’s durable and resistant to outdoor conditions that can deteriorate its wood counterpart. Get the wood-look you desire for your patio cover but with the low-maintenance benefits of metal.
If you’re ready to install a patio cover in Riverside County, take a look at our patio cover gallery to see how we can transform your outdoor living space. Contact Elite Patios to learn more.