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3 Home Maintenance Tasks Patio Covers Help You Avoid

November 8th, 2011

Christmas Eve SnowHomeowners cite numerous motivations for installing patio covers. First and foremost, people love how patio covers create outdoor rooms that may be used year-round. Additionally, patio covers can help lower your energy bills by shading the area around your home in the summer. Finally, the visual appeal of a new pergola or patio cover can boost your home’s resale value.

Although these are certainly good reasons to for installing patio covers, homeowners may not appreciate that patio covers also help decrease the amount of time that must be spent on home maintenance projects. A patio cover provides shelter from storms, for one thing, making post-storm clean up a breeze. Below, we list other home maintenance tasks that a new patio cover can help you avoid. Read the rest of this entry »

You Might Need a Patio Cover If…

October 13th, 2011

Aluminum Patio CoverAs a busy homeowner, it can be difficult to prioritize which home improvement projects to tackle next.

For example, a patio cover may sound like a great way to expand your outdoor living space and extend the usefulness of your cedar decking well into fall and winter. But do really need one?

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Considerations When Planning a Patio Cover

September 6th, 2011

Pergola Patio CoverAs with any home improvement project, the more planning you do when choosing a patio cover, the better the final outcome is likely to be. If you’re only familiar with the tin-roof patio covers of yesteryear, you may not realize how many different options you have. Today’s patio covers may be clear, completely roofed like the rest of your home, or even retractable, as in the case of pergola covers.

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Why Patio Covers Make Financial Sense

August 31st, 2011

aluminum patio cover

Patio covers are becoming increasingly popular across America, and it’s easy to see why. Adding a patio cover to a deck or patio makes any outdoor area usable throughout the year, especially in temperate climates like the Pacific Northwest.

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5 Things a Patio Cover Will Let You to Do

August 22nd, 2011

Certain home improvements can shift your whole lifestyle. For many homeowners, adding a patio cover is one such improvement. Decks without patio covers are wonderful places to hang out—when the sun isn’t too hot or when it’s not raining, that is. However, a deck with a patio cover can be enjoyed nearly any time of the year, even here in the Pacific Northwest.

Here are five things adding a patio cover will allow you to do:

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Retractable Patio Covers and Other DIY Ideas for Beautifying Your Decking

July 13th, 2011

Portland is a town of crafting queens and DIY divas. When Portlandia advised its viewers to “Put a bird on it,” many Portlanders responded, “Been there, done that, learned the transfer method.” Yet the deck is rarely the object of our DIY affections. The following are three crafty projects that can improve your outdoor living space.

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3 Benefits of Aluminum Patio Covers

June 6th, 2011

Aluminum Patio CoverIt’s been a rainy spring in the Portland area, leaving many homeowners chomping at the bit for the opportunity to get outside and make use of their outdoor living spaces. If you found yourself frustrated by the inability to enjoy your deck or patio during the long, unrelenting rainfall, it may be time to consider installing a patio cover.

A patio cover protects your deck or patio from the elements, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor living area even in cruddy weather. While there are many different types of patio covers to choose from, the style that has really begun to catch on in the Northwest is the aluminum cover.

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Aluminum Patio Covers a Hit at Portland Home Show

February 25th, 2011

cedar pergola displayAs homeowners continue to look for ways to improve their outdoor living spaces, aluminum patio covers are becoming an increasingly popular option for warding off the elements.

Rick’s aluminum patio covers were a big hit last weekend at the Portland Yard, Garden & Patio Show, where several customers scheduled installations on the spot. The covers are made from an aluminum frame with a shatterproof polycarbonate roof that can withstand up to 25 pounds of snow and winds up to 100 miles per hour. They can be customized to an existing deck or patio and can even be modified to fit a pergola.

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