When homeowners decide to add a patio cover to their home, it’s just the first of many decisions they will need to make. One of the most important is whether to have an open-air patio cover or one fitted with screens.
Both have their advantages so the one you choose will depend on your specific wants and needs.
Open-Air Patio Covers
As the name implies, open-air patio covers do not have walls or windows. Instead, in their most basic form, they are a roof covering a concrete patio usually supported by at least four beams.
Open-air patios offer homeowners to be closest to nature while still providing protection from rain, sun, and other weather. There is nothing standing between fresh breezes, fresh air, and the elements all around.
They also tend to be more affordable than other types of patio covers. Because they lack walls or windows, construction is faster, less expensive, and more efficient.
Another popular option are screened-in patios They feature windows covered with screens to prevent insects, floating leaves and pollen, and other pests from making their way into your patio.
Screened-in patios are like adding another room to your home. In cold-weather climates, the often features storm windows that are either permanent or can be added and removed during the change of seasons.
Because they involve more material and more complicated construction, screened-in patios tend to be more costly than open-air patios. But for homeowners who want added protection from the outside elements as well as potential year-round use, they can be worth it.’
Whether you are looking for screened-in patios, open-air patios, or other home construction that adds both value and utility to your property, you can rely on the patio experts at Eagle Patios. We are East Texas’s go-to builders of high-quality patio covers.