Three Main Materials for Patio Covers

If you’re in the market for patio covers, one of the things you’ll have to determine is which material to use. Patio covers come in three main materials, and each type suits different needs and preferences.

Three Main Materials for Patio Covers

Vinyl

Vinyl is a good, durable material for a patio cover because it doesn’t rot or crack like wood. It also doesn’t require sanding every several years. It does, however, only come in a few colors, and its color can fade throughout the years. Some property owners won’t choose vinyl because of its inexpensive aesthetics. You also can’t paint it to match a property’s color.

Aluminum

Aluminum is strong, lightweight, and affordable, and it protects well from the elements. Like vinyl, aluminum is durable and not prone to rotting or cracking, and it requires minimal maintenance. The main drawback to aluminum is that it retains heat, which can make standing below it in hot weather uncomfortable.

Wood

If aesthetics are a large concern for you, wood is a good material to choose for a patio cover. Wood boasts natural beauty and texture, and it’s available in many types and colors. With wood, you’ll easily find an option that matches your property’s decor ideally. You can paint it any color you like, but wood requires regular sanding and repainting to maintain its aesthetics. It’s prone to cracking, peeling, and rotting as well.

The professionals at Excellent American Painting can help you make an informed choice when it comes to patio covers. To talk about this subject further, please contact us.