Patio Covers 101: The Basics

Patio Covers 101: The Basics

An increasing number of homeowners are considering adding a patio cover to their home -- and for good reason. Patio covers offer shade and comfort while still providing access to the great Texas weather. But they also offer value. A well-built, attractive patio cover built in the right spot of your home can increase its potential resale value. Even if you aren't planning to move for many years, or even decades, from now it's good to know that your investment in a patio cover will pay big divi...

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Stamped Concrete Is Distinctive

Stamped Concrete Is Distinctive

The problem with living in the suburbs or another planned community is that all the houses tend to look alike. While that may cost-effective for the builder, it can cause consternation for the homeowner -- especially one who prides themself on being unique. But municipal zoning rules often prevent homeowners from making big, dramatic changes to the way their home looks. Neighbors can also complain if, for example, you were to paint your home an unusual color or substantially change its a...

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