3 Reasons to Install a Patio Cover

Posted on January 23, 2018

Patio Cover in San Antonio, TX

Even in San Antonio, there are certain seasons in which you might be more likely to spend time on your patio and others in which you’ll want to stay inside more often. What do you do to protect your patio during the off-season? Do you do anything at all?

One installation that will save you time and effort when it comes to your spring cleaning is a patio cover installation. During those months of off-season, branches, leaves, and other debris can start to collect on your patio. Not only can these be a pain to clean, but they can be damaging to your patio. Rain storms, too, and even strong winds can take a toll on your patio surface.

But the protection during indoor months isn’t the only reason to install a patio cover. There are a number of benefits, especially once you start to make your way back out to the patio.

Lower Maintenance

Patio covers can keep your patio dry during rain storms, or even on particularly humid days. It lessens the chance of debris gathering on your patio. With a patio cover, you can not only cut down on your cleaning time, but you can clean your patio less frequently because it will take longer for it to need a fresh cleaning. You can also feel free to install patio furniture and other design elements that might not stand up to rain, knowing they’ll be safe under the patio cover.

Protection from the Sun

Here in San Antonio, the sun can be pretty oppressive, especially in spring and summer. On the hottest days, when it beats down, your patio might not feel much more comfortable than it does on the coldest days of February. And sometimes you don’t want to have to apply sunscreen just to sit on the patio. This is where a patio cover comes in. The patio cover can protect you from the harmful rays of the sun while keeping your patio shady and cool, even in July.

Energy Savings for Your Home

It might come as a surprise that a patio cover can keep your home cool during the summer. But if the windows along your patio let in too much sunlight during summer, it could cause the house to be stuffy and uncomfortable, and you may have to turn the air conditioning up to keep things comfortable. A patio cover protects your home from too-bright sunlight, and the shade of the patio keeps the window glass from becoming too hot. Even in winter, the patio cover protects windows from potential storm damage. With a patio cover, you can expect your energy bills to be lower year round.

At Paradise Decks & Spas, we’re happy to install a custom-built patio cover for your patio this winter so you can start enjoying the benefits before summer returns. Call us at (210) 496-3325 or contact us online for more information or to schedule an installation.

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