Innovative Ideas for Patio Cover
Many of us have a patio at our place, but unfortunately cannot enjoy sitting on it when the sun glare and heat is too harsh or if it is raining. The best way to enjoy the patio in even such weather, is to cover the patio. Patio covers are basically simple structures, which can be erected even with the simplest possible tools and materials. Someone once asked me ‘how to build a patio cover?’. I recommended a good patio cover erection kit and some materials.
Patio Cover Ideas To Make Your Patio More Enjoyable
Below I present a list of patio cover ideas that you can easily implement.
Patio Cover Ideas #1
The arbor is the most commonly used patio cover, among all the patio cover ideas. An arbor is simply a framework or a structure, that also acts as a support or structure for the growth of creepers and plants like orchids, that need support while growing. The arbor is usually made up of wood or metal. The structure is supported by vertically erected columns that are made of the same material. The top part is a grid or a matrix of lightweight beams. Once the arbor has been installed and the roof erected, you can plant or hang creepers and orchids on the structure. This helps in making the patio cooler. The only drawback of the arbor, is that it does not protect the patio from the rain. Hence one cannot use the patio while it is raining.
A very nice and charming set of patio cover ideas, is to use less heavy, compatible roof to prevent the rain from failing on the patio. The roof tiles can also be mounted or attached on the arbor itself. However, if you are planning to do so, then you need sturdy material, like metal or wood, for the arbor.
Patio Cover Ideas #2
Among the fantastic patio cover ideas, is the ‘sail away’ method of installing the sail. The sail is actually a piece of canvas, that is sometimes also hundred percent water proof and can be attached to supporting poles, or can be tied down to the top of the arbor. Among all the patio cover ideas, using the sail is the most convenient as the sail can be easily tied to the arbor and can also be removed as and when wanted.
A very convenient set of patio cover ideas is the use of different patio umbrellas. Like the sail, the umbrellas can also be very convenient, as they can be easily put up for use and can also be removed very quickly. These umbrellas are also available in varied fashions, colors and sizes. The manufacturers of these types of patio umbrellas, are coming up with some highly innovative ideas, like hanging umbrellas, ones shaped like canopies or the simple ones that can be placed on a single stand. The only drawback is that these umbrellas cannot cover the whole patio.
Patio Cover Ideas #3
Among the other patio cover ideas is a very weird idea, where the whole patio is covered to resemble a different room. The sides of the patio have huge French doors and it has a totally covered up roof. The advantage of such an enclosure is that one can use the patio in any kind of weather. However, the disadvantage of this kind of construction is that the patio effectively becomes a room with french doors and all the features of an open patio cannot be enjoyed.
You can also try out some very innovative ideas on your own, with the help of patio cover erection kits, that are available in shops. One can also get the material for all the patio cover ideas from any local hardware shop.
By Scholasticus K
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