Building Your Own Patio Cover Not a Good Idea

Building Your Own Patio Cover Not a Good Idea

If you want to add a patio cover to your home and are considering building it yourself you may want to reconsider. There are a number of reasons why building your own patio cover is a bad idea. Perhaps you have some construction experience. Or perhaps you even took a woodworking class in high school or college. While those can be helpful for smaller tasks, they generally aren't enough experience to take on a major carpentry project like building your own patio cover. Patio Covers Houston -- Tim...

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Get in Shape in Your Own Backyard

There are lots of traditional uses for your backyard patio cover including entertaining, gathering together with your family, or simply relaxing under the protection from the elements. But here's an unusual use for your patio cover that many homeowners may not have considered: Hosting a home gym. Working out by lifting weights or doing cardio is great for your health. Not only can it improve your strength, but it can also even prolong your life, help fight disease, and slow aging. But not every...

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Your Patio Cover Is an Extension of Your Home

Your Patio Cover Is an Extension of Your Home

If you've been living in cramped quarters all winter, you may be thinking that you and your family need more space. You could go new home shopping, but that would require you to tour numerous new homes, deal with pushy real estate agents, and worst of all move from your familiar home to an entirely new place. A better solution is expanding the size and utility of your current home by adding a patio cover to your backyard. Patio Covers Houston -- A Sound Investment When you need more room, make...

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Patio Covers Help Reduce Family Stress

Does it seem like your house is getting smaller? When many couples start having children their once spacious home can suddenly seem crowded, cramped, and uncomfortably close. Yet many young couples aren't ready financially to move into a bigger place. Nor can they afford to build a full-on addition to their home. A patio cover offers an affordable, immediate, and practical option for families that suddenly find they need a little more living space. Patio Covers Houston -- An Outdoor Escape Whe...

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Patio Covers an Investment in Your Future

Patio Covers an Investment in Your Future

One of the biggest questions homeowners have when considering adding a patio cover to their home is, "Is it worth the money?" The answer is an unqualified, "Yes!" That's because a patio cover will not only give your family years of comfort, shade, and togetherness but can also significantly increase the resale value of your home. So the money you invest now in a new patio cover will pay huge, real dividends both now and later. Patio Covers Houston -- The Value of Comfort How much is it worth to...

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Spring Is the Best Time to Build

Spring Is the Best Time to Build

While it's only mid-February, it's already time to start planning for the spring. That's because springtime is the busiest season of the whole year for the construction industry. March, April, and May are the best times to build anywhere, but especially in East Texas. The weather isn't too hot yet. There's less threat of severe weather that can halt construction. And homeowners are most likely to start new construction projects such as a kitchen or bathroom upgrade, new home build, or even addi...

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Family Togetherness Starts with a Gathering Place

Family Togetherness Starts with a Gathering Place

The family that plays together stays together. That maxim may be old, but it remains just as true today as it ever did. When families get into the habit of spending time together, it can create bonds that can last lifetimes. But to be together, families need spaces to gather. That's where patio covers can come into play. Patio Covers Houston -- United under One Roof When you add a patio cover to your home, you are actually adding a new gathering place for your family. Whether you are celebratin...

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Leave the Building Code Paperwork to Us

Leave the Building Code Paperwork to Us

Building codes regulate what can be built where, how it needs to be constructed, and what types of materials, surfaces, and even colors can be used. They are legal definitions that help protect both people and communities. The problem is that just about every local jurisdiction has its own specific building codes. So it's practically impossible for the average homeowner to know all of the building codes that apply to their specific property. The good news is that you don't have to. Typically, ...

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Energize Your Home with a New Backyard Patio Cover

Energize Your Home with a New Backyard Patio Cover

If you have been living in your home for some time, you may be growing awfully tired of it. After all, familiarity breeds contempt. Not liking where you live is a terrible thing. Because we spend so much time inside of our homes, it can lead to discontent, frustration, and even stress. And nobody should be stressed out by where they live. But rather than moving, consider another option that can breathe new life into your existing home while expanding its livable space for you and your family: ...

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Next Year’s Planning Starts Right Now

Next Year’s Planning Starts Right Now

What are your New Year's resolutions? What are your plans for next year? If you haven't already started to give it some thought, the time to start is right now. Planning for the next year begins before this year even ends. There are goals to set for your family's finances, your personal health and fitness, and even for your career. And the earlier you have your plans in place, the more likely you are to actually accomplish them. This year, start planning for next year's success by choosing to ...

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