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Patio Covers Enhance and Protect Decks and Homes by Ace Abbey

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Patio Covers Enhance and Protect Decks and Homes

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Decks enhance the beauty of a home. They also provide an ideal space to relax with family and friends during the summer, or on special occasions. When it comes to getting the most from this decorative investment, patio covers amplify the investment by adding flair and providing protection year round.

Cover Materials

When people think of patio covers, many of them think of umbrellas. While umbrellas work well, they lack the durability, extension, and appeal of more permanent solutions because their material is not made to last. They also lack the coverage span. Permanent guards come in both wood and aluminum styles. They protect deck dwellers from heat, rain, and snow, allowing any gathering to be enjoyed despite the weather. They also help maintain the integrity of the structure, preventing stains or even damage that could cause the expanse to collapse. Even better, the construction of these guards ensures a long-lasting protective element.

Style and Safety

Designs can be customized. One elegant option consists of adding exposed beams. It's also possible to create a gazebo. Whatever is added, it's important to make sure that the chosen materials match what's already in place so as to preserve the appeal of the house. In relation to matching what's in place, the pitch of the existing roof should also correspond with the new addition. Otherwise, the design will look as if it was plopped onto the house in a haphazard way. If the pitches can't be coordinated, the pitch should be set at shallower slope than the existing one. If the design angles at a steeper degree, the result overpowers the rest of the house. However, a low-slope should not be used in areas with a lot of trees, as this angle causes the build-up of water, along with natural items such as leaves. A professional builder can suggest viable, stylish solutions for these common issues.

Installation Options

After going over estimates and discussing the finer details of the new addition, some people decide to get their hands dirty by tackling the job themselves. Others decide to go the traditional route, hiring a contractor that normally builds patio covers from the ground up. Reputable companies will construct this type of roof, while also delivering the materials to a customer so he or she can get busy building one without help. Companies offering partial installations should advise on the materials before delivering them to the home. If the clients want to go to the store to look over the inventory, that shouldn't be a problem. The staff can even help customers load their purchases for the ride home.

More Options

A project like this also offers options such as staining the components, and even adding on items such as handrails, steps, or replacing the deck itself. There are many possibilities that can certainly spruce up a home for personal enjoyment or market viability. These possibilities help ensure massive enjoyment with family and friends for years to come, all under a customized wood or aluminum cover.

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