Sierra Sun Screens & Patio Covers

3345 Sunrise Blvd Ste 5, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95742 ~ 916-635-9706 ~ 916-638-9800 ~ FAX: 916-635-6030

Tips To Choosing The Perfect Patio Cover For Your West Sacramento Home

West Sacramento, California is a gorgeous location for your beautiful house, and the right patio cover for it may be just the thing to create the perfect atmosphere to get you and your family outdoors to soak up the sun and fresh air. Factors to consider when choosing a cover are of course costs, what you plan to use the outside patio for, the material you would like to use, the long-term maintenance of the cover and if you want to add some nuances for a really special ambiance.

Choices

Whether you want a charming dining room extension, a hang-out for your family, a spot to watch the game or even a quaint place to to read or do the crossword puzzle, your patio cover can be designed to meet your specific needs. Determining the right materials to use for your patio cover depends on the West Sacramento home owner’s needs, home structure and personal preferences. Patio covers can be made from a variety of materials and and can include many extra features. Patio covers can be accessorized with speakers to pipe in music, a set-up for a flat screen television, a bar area, a grill, fireplace, nozzles for hot weather misters and more. Spending time at home can be a real treat, when you invite your neighbors and family members over to share your patio covered living space.

Materials

Materials and installation can be expensive, so it is important to research your project well. One material option is redwood, which is a great material that is popular and easily accessible in the West Sacramento, California area. An aluminum cover, which may be on the higher priced side, is worth the extra expense, as aluminum covers don’t rot, crack rust or fade, are more durable than other materials and can be made with 100% recyclable material so they are not harmful to the environment. The idea of lattice work may appeal to you as it allows additional warmth and sunlight in. A lattice patio cover can also accommodate lovely vines that can grow up and through the patio cover, creating a gorgeous pattern of plant life. Vinyl is another great material to use for a patio cover. Vinyl patio covers are available in a variety of color choices, shapes and sizes, giving home owners the ability to customize their patio cover to their specific needs and taste.

Maintenance

Once you have chosen the purpose for your patio, the material, and personal add-ons that you may want to include, and your patio cover is built, it is important to consider the maintenance of your West Sacramento home patio cover. Your amount of maintenance will depend on the type of materials you selected.  Vinyl is a nice option for customized shapes and it is truly low maintenance as keeping it clean is easy. If you chose wood construction, it is important to treat the wood with appropriate chemicals to prevent mold growth and assure that you will keep your patio safe and healthy. Aluminum is a strong and excellent choice for a more permanent structure, and patio covers made from this material can last for several years with limited maintenance. It is important to monitor your patio cover structure to be sure it is free from molds and insect nests on a regular basis. There will be days that you will want to clean off and treat your outdoor living space, so it is important to keep the correct cleaning supplies for your materials nearby.

Having the perfect outside creation at your West Sacramento home is such a charming way to entertain guests, as well as having a nice place to read a book or thumb through a magazine with a glass of wine. If you are looking to build a patio cover for your West Sacramento home, contact Sierra Sun Shades today at 916-635-9706.

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