Patios and decks offer a simple yet highly effective way to expand your living space. They act as a sort of extension to your indoor space, seamlessly bridging the gap between your interior and exterior. They offer you a way to enjoy the variable Midwest climate.
Patio covers are the most important part of the extended space, so how do you choose the right one for your home? Let Juranek Home Improvement offer a few tips.
Picking The Right Material
Patio covers come in either wood, vinyl or aluminum. Each one has its own areas they excel at and your choice will ultimately boil down to material performance and the kind of weather your household experiences. Wood is the classic and trendy material, while vinyl and aluminum have higher overall resistance.
Since our area does experience four seasons, we highly recommend aluminum patio covers. These are virtually immune to cracking, warping and rotting. They can withstand strong winds, as well.
Match the Color of the Exterior
While the patio itself is an extension of your interior floor space, the patio cover extends the outdoor area, including your roof and siding. This means your patio cover should match or at least have the same tone of your roofing. As a general rule, you’ll also want your patio cover to be a lighter color since dark colors absorb heat. A lighter colored patio cover means the actual patio space is relatively cool even if it’s a sunny day.
Consider the Patio Design And Style
Just like the color, the actual design of the patio should match your home’s architectural style. This is why we highly recommend aluminum as a material since compared to wood and vinyl, aluminum is a more flexible material and thus easier to work with. Before we install your patio covers, we make it a point to have you go through our design options and help you pick one that matches your house’s architectural style.
Installing a patio for your home is an exciting home improvement project, and you want to make sure your choice of cover fits your home well. Give us a call at (605) 956-4100 for more information on our patio covers. We install them throughout Sioux Falls, SD.