Sierra Sun Screens & Patio Covers

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Reasons to Invest in an Aluminum Patio Awning for Your Sacramento Home

Sacramento Patio Cover Company, Sierra Sun Screens and Patio Covers,

 Installs Aluminum Patio Covers at Your Home

Sacramento residents have a range of choices when installing patio awnings. With a wide variety of materials to choose from, there’s sure to be something to fit every taste. Many residents are choosing to install aluminum patio awnings in their Sacramento, CA backyards. There are a number of reasons why they are becoming so popular, though there are also some cons to be aware of. Here’s a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of installing an aluminum patio cover in your backyard.

 

PROS TO ALUMINUM PATIO COVERS

 

Durability

Patio covers need to endure the elements. Aluminum patio awnings are durable and can withstand the sun, rain and wind that come with a California climate. Barring a natural disaster, you should get years of service from an aluminum patio awning.

 

Invulnerable

Wood patio covers are susceptible to damage from termites, rot and mold. Other metals can rust. None of those problems are an issue with aluminum.

 

Low Maintenance

All that’s needed to keep an aluminum patio cover looking like new is a sponge and some water. An aluminum awning or patio cover really only needs to be cleaned about once a year.

 

Variety

Aluminum awnings come in a range of styles and colors to match your home and landscaping.

 

Simple Installation

With an aluminum patio awning, installation is a breeze. These structures are lightweight and easy to move into place. Awnings attach to your patio slab easily and attach to your home with minimal anchoring. Depending on local code requirements, you may need to set posts in concrete.

 

Usefulness

Aluminum awnings offer welcome relief from the sun and rain. They can be used for entertaining, family dinners or indoor/outdoor parties with friends.

 

Curb Appeal

Adding an aluminum awning to your patio adds resale value to your home by expanding your usable living space.

 

CONS TO ALUMINUM PATIO COVERS

 

Hail

While rain is not an issue, hard hail pellets can dent and ding an aluminum patio awning. Fortunately, most homeowners’ insurance policies usually cover any damage.

 

Nature

Aluminum awnings come with downspouts and gutters built in. In heavily wooded areas, leaves and other debris can build up, and because most aluminum covers are not sloped very much, it needs to be cleaned off. If not cleared out regularly, the debris can cause water to back up, causing leaks or bowing of the aluminum panels.

 

Certain parts of aluminum patio awnings are likely to attract birds which see the awnings as great places to build a nest. There are certain plugs you can purchase to eliminate the need to clean out nests.

 

Rust

Yes, we said that aluminum does not rust. But most aluminum covers have steel bar joists and posts. Though these fixtures are painted, exposure can cause the paint to wear, exposing the steel to rust.

 

Strength

Aluminum usually cannot support as much weight as awning covers made of wood or other materials. Special support structures may be needed to hold or hang plants, fans or bird feeders.

 

Aluminum patio awnings are a great choice to create backyard shade when you want a lightweight, attractive and low-maintenance option to enhance your backyard space. While there can be some downsides, most of them can be rectified by adding special features or some simple clean-up.

 

Sierra Sun Screens and Patio Covers has years of experience designing and installing aluminum awnings and patio covers in Sacramento and surrounding areas of Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Roseville, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, West Sacramento, Arden-Arcade, Rescue, Cameron Park and Rocklin, CA. Sierra Sun Screens and Patio Covers installs patio covers, screen rooms, sun rooms, awnings and sunscreens. If you are looking to build a covered patio in the Sacramento area, contact Sierra Sun Screens and Patio Covers today at 916-638-9800.

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