There are many variations for practical patio covers these days and they come in a variety of styles and price ranges. Adding a patio cover is a great way to complement your home’s architectural style and at the same time provide outdoor living space for entertaining, a quiet game of pool, or even simple relaxation with a good book. Without some sort of patio covering, these outdoor moments could be interrupted if the sun gets too bright or when the weather changes. Often, when the patio area is unprotected and the forces of nature change rapidly, you are left with no option but to take the party, game, or good read inside.

When contemplating a patio cover for your home, it is important to consider seasonal weather conditions, along with how and when you typically use your patio. In addition, when determining what type of patio cover will work best for your home, imagine which size, shape, and style will best compliment the exterior design of the house. If you are looking to create a shady patio area, an open lattice patio cover is a perfect choice. You will get the shade you desire without cutting out too much of the natural light. Think of an open lattice as having a shaded tree bringing in just the right amount of sunlight. Lattice patio covers provide shade, but generally block only 50 to 60 percent of the sun’s rays.

A lattice patio cover is an open framework of criss-crossed wood or metal strips, with either regular or patterned spaces to create an eye-appealing design. Designs are typically available in standard, regional, or custom models. Lattice patio covers can be modeled to fit in with any patio, whether attached to the house or freestanding in the yard. For a greener look, many homeowners and gardeners choose to cover the lattice with creepers or other flowery vines. For a more modern design, some homeowners design and build a patio cover that is part solid and part lattice.

Of course, the type of materials to be used in building a patio cover is important as well. Cover material should be water resistant and rust proof, and should not split, peel, or crack. Wooden lattice patio covers have a natural appeal, but they do require regular painting, along with checks for termites, cracking, and splitting. Knowing that homeowners do not want to spend all their time and energy on home maintenance, patio cover manufacturers have found an answer with aluminum that resembles wood in form. The new wood-grained aluminum gives the look of real painted wood that is UV resistant, heat and fire resistant, termite proof, and will not crack, peel, or rot for several years compared to most other materials. There is another great advantage associated with the choice of aluminum lattice covers: they have built-in gutters that display a clean, attractive roofline. Homeowners can select from a factory-baked enamel finish of natural cedar, or from a variety of available colors.

Having a patio cover is a great way to enhance and protect the things you love. If you live in the Houston area and you’re considering the addition of an open patio cover, call Patio Cover Solutions today. Our team is available to answer your questions, give suggestions, and help you in the project planning stages. Their highly skilled team will build a patio cover, providing great customer service as they meet your construction expectations. Call for a free in-home estimate today at (281) 351-2292.

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