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Enhancing Your Outdoor Time With A Patio Cover

Many times when we want to spend time outdoors, we also need to have shelter from it. When there is the possibility of rain or intense sunlight, it is often difficult to plan entertainment for family and friends. Patio covers are a great solution to this problem. They will allow you to be able to enjoy the outdoors even when the weather is not cooperating. There are many varieties of patio covers, from freestanding roof structures to retractable awnings. You have multiple options for ways to add some shelter to your patio to allow the enjoyment of your landscape and garden more.


Imagine that you have just invited your best friend or new boss over for burgers and brats on the grill on your new deck, and now the sky starts to drizzle. You really don’t want to cancel, but do you really have a choice? Or maybe you enjoy your morning workouts on the patio, but you don’t want to have to lather yourself in sunscreen first. The solution to this problem could be as simple as having a new patio cover over your deck. Using a patio cover will allow you to enjoy all the satisfaction of outdoor living, as well as give you protection from the sun and rain. All of your outdoor activities, including reading, enjoying a meal, or even just relaxing will all be enhanced with the installation of this cover.


The style of your home and your deck or patio may help you narrow down your choice for the type of patio cover to install. You also have the option of selecting either a permanently attached or a freestanding structure. With an attached pergola or retractable awning, you will also be integrating either your house or garage. Retractable awnings are commonly made with aluminum frames, but the color of the cover can be any color of the rainbow in order to allow you to match it to your décor. You will also have the option of motorized operation or a hand crank. Keep in mind that a permanently built cover will often have a greater impact on your home’s value than a retractable awning will.


These covers are available in a wide variety of price options, so keep in mind that they can be installed for almost any budget. If you are in an area of the country where it typically gets hot during the summer, just by adding a patio cover you can reduce the temperature on the deck or patio by an average of twenty degrees Fahrenheit. This can extend your time and enjoyment outdoors.


A.C. T. Services would be honored to have the opportunity to show you the best choices for adding a patio cover to make your home the envy of your friends. We can put our 33 years of experience to work in making your deck into the family and entertainment center that you have always wanted. We will make the patio cover match your personality, as well as your personal tastes. Most of all, you are the most important member of our remodeling team.


Gary Harris



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