Patio and deck covers are available in a variety of materials, colors and designs. Beside the aesthetic look of a patio cover, homeowners should consider the additional benefits for their homes. Patio covers can increase the value of a home while reducing the heat that enters the home by 50-75%. Homeowners can select aluminum or wood patio covers, each with their own advantages, for backyard additions that spruce up outdoor décor and provide valuable protection against the Pacific Northwest elements. This infographic provides additional insight into the advantages of wood and aluminum patio covers.