Get A Covering For Your Patio

When you have a patio, you want to be able to enjoy it as much as you can, but the weather might not always cooperate with you. Sun and rain can keep you off your patio. However, there are things that you can do to make it so that you can enjoy your patio no matter what the weather conditions are. One of them is to get some kind of covering for your patio. 

Fabric Awnings

One choice is to go with an awning made of fabric. Generally, these awnings are made out of canvas that has been treated to be weather-resistant. They come in a variety of colors as well as prints. These awnings can be installed so that they are permanently in place over your patio, or you can choose to go with something that you can open or retract as needed. There are some drawbacks to using fabric awnings. One is that fabric will eventually go bad, no matter what it's treated with. That means you may have to replace them more often. Severe weather may also be more damaging to these awnings. 

Metal Patio Coverings

Another option is to go with some kind of metal covering. For example, you could go with aluminum awnings. These awnings look like fabric awnings, and attach to the house the same way. They also generally can come in a variety of colors. Aluminum awnings generally aren't retractable, but they tend to be more resistant to severe weather, so you won't have to retract them as much.

Another reason you may want to go with a metal patio cover is that you can use them on detached patios. If your patio is away from your house, you may worry that you can't use a covering, but you can have a metal patio covering put over it. The installation company would put posts at each corner of your patio, and possibly additional posts on the sides of your patio, depending on the size, and then put the aluminum covering on the posts. 

If you have spent the money to have a nice patio, you want to make sure that you can use it as often as possible. A nice awning or metal patio covering will let you do that so you can use your patio in all weather. For all your solid patio cover needs, work with contractors at companies like Rollins Construction.


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