Nothing beats relaxing on the patio with a cold beverage after a long day. Do you often enjoy the great outdoors in the comfort of your own backyard? When entertaining, or just enjoying time alone (or with family), have the bright rays of the sun ever become a nuisance? Great news for you— the days of squinting and sweating in the sun are over.
With a patio cover, you are free to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about weather. Depending on the style chosen, the hot sun (and even rain) will not put a damper on your plans. Patio covers in San Diego offer protection from harsh California rays, while also allowing you to enjoy time outdoors during hot summer months. You will feel 10-15 degrees cooler under the shade of a patio cover— and in June, July, and August, those 10-15 degrees will make a world of a difference. There are three distinct styles of patio covers to choose from. The first, is an open style aluminum lattice patio cover. The second is a solid style insulated and laminated patio cover. Thirdly, is the combination style Elitewood™ patio cover. Choose from Elitewood™ and Alumawood®— Elitewood™ is considered the best bang for your buck, and Alumawood® gives your patio cover a textured look with a wood grain finish.
Each of the three patio styles is an energy-efficient way to protect you and your guests from the harsh solar radiation. Picnics, barbecues, and parties can be enjoyed by all even on the sunniest of days. These three styles of patio covers are also energy-efficient. Yes, solar panels can be installed on insulated patio covers. These solar panels will be engineered specifically for your home. If you are planning to shade a BBQ or pool area that is away and detached from your home, a free-standing patio cover is what you will need. A free-standing patio cover can be installed virtually anywhere, and stands alone as is its own structure (not attached to any home or other structure). The lattice style allows air flow while still blocking out the majority of the harsh solar rays. This style does not provide complete sun cover; however, it is an aesthetically pleasing option. If you are looking for complete sun cover, then the solid style patio cover is the choice for you. A solid patio cover provides complete protection from the sun, and even keeps the rain out. No more rain checks— cancelled parties on account of the weather are now a thing of the past.
Another way to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors is to, in a sense, bring the outdoors in. A sun room allows you to take in the marvels of nature from the comfort of your own home. Choose from two styles— the Horizon or the Sunscape. Each of these let the light in through high performance, low-E glass windows. The roof of your sunroom will be insulated and either pitched or flat. The Horizon sun room has a pitched roof, to compliment your home’s existing roof lines. The Sunscape has a flat roof, giving this option a much more modern feel. Solar Panels can be installed on both styles of sun rooms, making them both energy-efficient.
A patio cover is a beautiful and efficient way to provide shade to your backyard, and a sun room is a brilliant way to bring the outdoors in. Whether you decide to have a patio cover or a sun room installed, both are a lovely addition to any home— just do not be surprised when you become the new host of all friend and family get-togethers.