Patios are often considered extensions of indoor living spaces, and could, thus, be freely equipped with an array of furniture and appliances. However, as outdoor spaces, these items are exposed to the elements every single day, which will inevitably result in wear and tear. Even sturdy furniture designed for use outdoors is sure to fall into disrepair if left out in the open for too long.
Homeowners traditionally have two approaches to solve this dilemma. One can either they cover each furniture piece with a tarp cover, or haul each and every piece indoors until the inclement weather conditions subside. Covering each piece of furniture can be awfully tedious, and attempting to cram heavy pieces inside your home is doubly more so. There’s a third option, fortunately, which is to build a patio cover over the space.
Patio covers aren’t usually considered part of a home’s roofing system and can, thus, be constructed from different materials. Some of the more common shading options include a retractable cover that can be drawn during fair weather and deployed on rainy days. With so many patio cover options, homeowners may want to shop around for one that best complements their patio or yard.