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By: ALUMICENTER | Created 03/20/2020

Enjoying the great outdoors is a wonderful way to get outside and spend time with nature, family, and friends.

When it comes to your patio cover, there’s no shortage of materials and styles to choose from.

Aluminum patio covers offer you a wide range of benefits along with beauty, durability, and versatile style. Read on to discover why these patio covers are the best choice when it comes to enhancing your favorite outdoor space.

The Advantages of Aluminum Patio Covers:

There are several fantastic benefits to choosing an aluminum patio cover over other materials. This versatile metal can block the rays of the sun, keeping you cool and comfortable with plenty of shade from those hot and harmful UV rays.

Aluminum is a great way to keep you cool and comfortable while still allowing for ample ventilation to ensure proper airflow. It works well in the summer to keep you shaded and cool, and it’s also great in the winter as it helps the sun to warm your home naturally.

Aside from getting plenty of shade while you’re outdoors, aluminum patio covers will keep your patio space safe from the elements. These covers are highly durable and can keep your valuable items like patio furniture and decor from getting damaged due to too much exposure to rain and snow.

Another benefit to choosing aluminum is its ultra-simple and easy maintenance. You won’t need to take the cover down during the winter since aluminum can handle plenty of wear and tear. Fabric covers can stretch and tear, resulting in the need to replace them and costing you more money in the long run.

You also won’t need to worry about staining and sealing aluminum patio covers. Aluminum is also unaffected by humidity and exposure to water which means your patio cover will last for years to come. This material also holds its color well and won’t fade after exposure to sunlight.

Aluminum also does not attract pests and will not rot like wood and other materials can. You can also customize your patio cover to make it unique to you. Choose from a range of sizes, designs, and colors to create a customized cover that can shade your porch, patio, or deck in style.

By: ALUMICENTER | Created 03/20/2020

Spending time outside is a great way to entertain and to enjoy the warmer weather. No matter how large your yard or patio is, there are several things you can do to get more from the available space you have.

When you install aluminum patio covers, you can choose the size to accommodate your yard or have it extend even further than the existing patio. This will give you more shade and extra room for things like outdoor dining tables, chairs, conversation sets, and of course your grill.

You can also opt to have an aluminum cover installed over an outdoor kitchen. The extra shade will make it much more comfortable for you to prep and cook meals for your family and your guests. Of course, a patio cover is just one way you can increase the amount of outdoor space you have.

Tips for Your Yard and Patio.

You can make the most of your outdoor area by installing a new aluminum patio cover. Here are some other helpful hints that will allow you to get more usable space from an outdoor living area:

  • Install stone or concrete pavers to create a comfortable “floor” or walkway for the outside that will make it easier to walk, place furniture, and just enjoy the outdoors.
  • Use comfortable outdoor furniture that doubles as storage, such as a large bench with a flip-top lid. This gives you a place to stash extra items and keep them out of the way to make more room for enjoying the outside.
  • Designate a large seating area by adding a big outdoor dining table. A large table gives you plenty of room to sit down food and drinks, and it’s also easier to accommodate lots of guests at once together in one location for dining and entertaining.
  • Choose a lighter-colored aluminum patio cover that will give the illusion of a larger yard or patio. These lighter shades will also be cooler and won’t absorb the heat of the sun.
  • Create a center focal point with an outdoor fire pit or fireplace that will serve as the centerpiece of your patio. Position furniture around the fire pit so you can customize the outdoor living space and place everything around the fire feature.
  • Instead of individual lawn chairs, add roomy furniture like an outdoor couch that can seat three or more people together. This ensures that you’ll get the most available seating from the space you have.
  • Replace a standard back door with a large sliding glass door you can leave open to create a nice, smooth flow from the inside to the outside.

These are just a few ideas to help you get inspired to create your own unique outdoor living space. Combine a few different things to ensure that you’re getting the most livable outdoor space possible for relaxing and entertaining.

By: Global Service & Installation | Created 10/31/2018

Consider adding a pergola to your deck or patio, they adds value to your home, sets your property in a stylish and useful way and allows you to enjoy life in the fresh air.

A pergola consist of four freestanding posts supporting an open-style roof, most commonly formed from a series of crossbeams. Like decks, you can also attach a pergola to the side of a home.

Before you decide to build a pergola, review the landscape on your property and consider your needs. If you're looking to create usable outdoor space away from the home, a pergola might be a good idea.

A pergola primarily provides shade, typically by means of climbing plants that wind themselves through the slats in the roof to create an arbor. If you have a yard that doesn't benefit from much shade, a pergola can help. A pergola attached to the side of your house and shaded with plants or durable outdoor fabric can create a haven from the heat and serve as a dramatic design element.

EXPERT TIPS

On a Budget: Keep it simple by using a basic pergola structure as an entrance to a garden, terrace or pool area. Allow vines and florals to grow and shape themselves around the pergola for added color and interest.

Mid-Range: Design a pergola to cover a comfy outdoor seating or dining area. This allows for the feel of a true outdoor room without closing off the sunlight and natural elements.

High-End: A large space with multiple outdoor living areas can be connected by a grouping of pergolas. This helps tie in different elements of the space and keep certain areas, such as the pool and the outdoor kitchen, connected. Pergolas help add flow to the outdoors, making entertaining easier and each space more enjoyable.

 

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