3 Things to Consider Before Upgrading Your Outdoor Patio

Where do I start? Believe me, you’re not the only one. That’s why we decided to make a helpful guide of what you need to know before upgrading your outdoor patio.

1. Type of Upgrade

When it comes to your outdoor patio there are multiple options to consider. Let’s break it down to three main elements within outdoor patio creation: Concrete, Covers, and Shades.

Let’s begin with concrete…

If you’re interested in fixing your concrete, a perfect option for you would be an exterior concrete overlay. This process allows for the company you hired to repair any existing damage to your concrete, thoroughly clean it, then add another layer. Once that layer is dried, this is where you can either add a new pattern or keep it as it was before. You can expect the timeframe of this project to take anywhere from 2-3 days depending on how much concrete you need.

Next, let’s discuss covers…

Patio covers are extremely popular amongst the Pacific Northwest. With record-high heat coming up, they are almost becoming essential. Therefore, it’s important to know the different types of covers…

Louvered Covers – At the touch of a button, you determine the exact amount of shade or ventilation you desire, ranging from full sun to full protection. Motorized louvers can be positioned anywhere between the 160-degree range of motion. This is a great option for those who want to control how much sunshine peeks through their cover.

Solid Covers – These covers are an excellent way to extend your living space outside your home. Stay sheltered from rain and sunshine with this patio selection.

Pergola Covers – Need partial shading? This is the perfect option for you. Pergola covers can reduce your exposure to the sun by up to 60% when placed correctly, while still maintaining airflow and allowing filtered light into the home.

Lastly, onto shades…

Shades and awnings can save you monthly cooling costs by 60%. Some things to consider when selecting a shading system are the color, blocking grade, and if you want high-tech remote control. There are a variety of options and it can be custom-fit for your home.

Unsure of the type of upgrade you’re looking for? Check out our “Build Online” tool! With just a few steps, CoverTech can provide you with an instant general estimate, followed by a specific quote from one of our specialists when we meet with you.

2. Location of your project

As most of you are home during this time, take a moment to go outside and walk around the location of your next project. Be sure to look at it from every angle. It’s important to know the amount of space you have. Also, take a look at the surroundings. Do you have any shading coming from trees naturally? This can help when deciding the type of upgrade you choose.

3. The Purpose of The Project

This is a great question to ask yourself before you contact an outdoor patio construction company. What is the purpose of your new upgrade? Are you wanting to extend your dining space and create a place to dine outdoors? If so, do your research on the best patio cover option for that purpose or ask your contractor for advice.

If you’re interested in improving your outdoor patio, contact us. We’re here to help.