Adding patio covers is an excellent way to increase your usable outdoor space. The shade they provide lets a San Antonio homeowner enjoy the outdoors even on the hottest days. Not only do patio covers provide more usable outdoor space, but they also add value to your home. There are other benefits as well.
Keep the Inside of Your Home Cooler
Patio covers provide defense against harmful infrared rays from the sun. When these rays are absorbed, the indoor temperature of the house elevates. Patio covers are the first part of the house the sunlight hits. The cover tends to draw away the heat and UV light before it enters the house. A well designed and positioned patio cover acts as a heat shield.
Increase the Life of Furnishings
When the sun’s rays hit furniture, carpets, walls, and floors, fading is bound to occur. This is a particular problem in Southern climates such as that found in San Antonio. It is even more important if you have leather upholstery. The leather is akin to human skin, and damage from the sun is irreversible. Patio covers also protect from rain and moisture, meaning you can leave your expensive patio furniture outside without having to cover it.
Use Your Patio Every Day
A major benefit of patio covers is the fact that your patio is usable throughout the year. If inclement weather kept you inside in the past, those days are over. Regardless of whether it is raining, or the sun is intense, you and your family can still enjoy the outdoors.
Improve the Appearance of a Home
A well-designed and constructed patio cover will boost the curb appeal of your home. They can be custom designed and built to any spec and lend considerable interest to the appearance of your home.
If you are considering installing patio covers in San Antonio, contact Shaw Company Remodeling. For more information on how to get the best from your home, visit our website.