There are many ways for Ottawa homeowners to increase the use and enjoyment that they get from their outdoor space. One of these ways is to install an aluminum patio cover that provides shade from the sun and shelter from light rain.
Once you’ve decided that this is the right option for you and your home, you may be surprised to learn that there are several options, including plank covers, vinyl covers, and aluminum covers. The choices can get confusing, but aluminum continues to stand out as one of the best options.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing aluminum for your patio cover.
Designs to suit any style
Ottawa homeowners don’t just want function, they also want style. And one of the nice things about aluminum patio covers is that they can be made in almost any design. Aluminum is a material that can be welded, curved, and modified as necessary. An aluminum patio cover can be designed in practically any shape or size that you can imagine. Doing this with wooden patio covers proves much more difficult.
Durable and easy to maintain
The bulk of your time with your patio cover should be spent enjoying the comfort it provides – not cleaning or repairing it. With aluminum covers, the amount of maintenance is practically zero. It is not a material that will rot, rust, warp, break or crack.
During harsh Ottawa winters, a generic metal patio cover is prone to rust, and a wooden cover will lose its strength and shape over time. However, aluminum continues to retain its strength and durability.
Good for the environment
Aluminum patio covers benefit the environment in a few ways. First, they can help to make your home more energy-efficient by keeping your home cooler so that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard.
Second, your aluminum structure can be built without the use of any plastics. And should you decide to replace your patio cover in the future, you can easily call a scrap metal collector to take away the panels and joints and have them recycled.
Some people have reactions to chemically treated lumber, but with aluminum patio covers, there are no chemicals or dyes. And since there is no annual sanding, painting, or staining that needs to be done, you won’t have to worry about inhaling these chemicals either.
Contact Jans Awnings today.
If you are considering a patio cover for your Ottawa home, then aluminum is a great choice. To learn more about the benefits of an aluminum patio or to start exploring your design options, contact us today.