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Choosing a Patio Cover

A patio cover is great for providing your outdoor living space with shade, protection, and comfort.

A patio cover does more than shade and protect your patio. It provides your outdoor living space with shade, protection, and comfort from the outdoor elements while enhancing the appeal value of your home. It can be hard choosing the right patio cover, considering that there are so many options ranging from extended roofs, umbrellas, pergolas, shade sails, awnings, and canopies, to name a few. Listed below are four things you should consider when choosing a cover for your home’s patio.


When choosing a patio cover, you should always consider the purpose. Do you want a cover for shade? Is your cover strictly for appeal? Do you want a patio cover to protect your outdoor living space from the elements? Asking yourself these questions will help you determine the purpose of your patio cover, making it easier for you to choose a cover that’ll accommodate your outdoor living needs.


Homeowners often find curb appeal very important as it contributes to the value and aesthetic of their home and community. When choosing a patio cover, you want to consider options that complement the style of your home without being an eyesore while also enhancing the appeal of your outdoor living space keeping your patio shaded and protected.


Before purchasing a patio cover, you want to consider the material. Options range from wood, vinyl, aluminum, cloth, and so much more. Knowing the differences between materials and how they can impact your patio helps limit your options making it easier to choose. Considering that materials vary in price, appeal, and maintenance, a contractor can help you better understand the pros and cons linked to different materials and which one would be best for your home.


Whenever pursuing a project for your home, whether it’s a deck installation or patio cover, it’s always helpful to establish a budget ahead of time. The last thing you want is to spend beyond your means on a patio cover when other viable options are available. Establishing a budget before you begin installing a patio cover can help you determine what kind of cover and contractor is within your price range.


Like most outdoor structures, maintenance is required. Determining what type of maintenance you are willing and capable of can help you choose an outdoor cover. For instance, if you’re rarely home or can’t clean or inspect your patio cover frequently, you probably want to select a cover that doesn’t require extensive maintenance and isn’t susceptible to outdoor elements such as the sun and rain.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

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