Finished Building Your New Patio? 2 Things You Should Consider Doing

If you have built a new patio in your backyard this gives you a place to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Depending on how large the patio is, you could even entertain friends and family. No matter what you do with it now that you are done there are other things you should now consider doing. Two of these things are listed below so you can get started.

Patio Cover

If you do not currently have a patio cover you should install one. This will protect you and your family from the sun's harsh rays, as well as allow you to sit on your patio when it is raining. A cover will also protect anything that is sitting on the patio, such as furniture.

When choosing a patio cover there are different materials to choose from. There are wood solid covers or wood lattice. Wood lattice has slats, which allows you to control how much sun you want to shine through the cover. This is helpful if you like to have plants on your patio as they can still get sun. If you constantly want full shade then a cover made of solid wood would be a good choice.

If you do not like wood, a less expensive option is an aluminum patio cover from a company like Rollins Construction. These is durable and you can find it in a variety of colors and styles. If you choose aluminum, make sure it has a baked enamel surface. This protects the aluminum from peeling or chipping.

Vinyl is another option. This is beneficial because it is low in maintenance as you do not have to worry about sanding it or repainting the cover every few years. High quality vinyl can be as durable or even more durable when compared to wood. One drawback to vinyl is it will fade over time and you are limited in the color choices.

Patio Furniture

Now that you have your patio cover installed you can purchase some patio furniture to put on it. First decide what you would like, such as a table and chairs, a few standalone chairs, or a bench.

You will find furniture made from a variety of materials. One type is aluminum, which is durable, lightweight, and will not fade or rust. Aluminum is also affordable. If you choose powder coated aluminum, you can find it in various colors.

Plastic is another option, which is also lightweight. It is also low in maintenance, stackable, and affordable. You can find plastic patio furniture in a variety of colors and you will not have to worry about sealing or painting.

Steel patio furniture is durable and sturdy but it is generally more expensive than other options. Steel is much heavier when compared to aluminum and if in direct sunlight this furniture will become hot. If you like the look of steel, make sure it is stainless steel as this is resistant to rust.

Once you finish with these, think of other things you can do with your patio to make it perfect for you.