Solid Patio Cover Materials – Which One is Best?

by | Oct 17, 2022

If you are looking for a covered patio to protect your driveway or patio from the elements, then a solid patio cover is your best choice. It will completely cover your outdoor space and protect it from the weather.

It’s hard to say what the best patio cover materials are as it varies depending on the environment, needs & design of the project. Each has its own pros and cons. Let’s talk about them.

solid wood patio cover

Wood: There are a variety of wood types to choose from. Different species of wood have a distinct color, but wood needs occasional resealing to prevent rotting or warping. Wood is ideal for constructing both patios and patio covers as it is strong and can bear the weight if used on a stand-alone patio.

Aluminum: This material is low maintenance and very sturdy. Being lightweight, it can bend and even twist in fierce weather conditions. Be aware that because metal is a heat conductor, it can be hot to the touch.

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Vinyl/Acrylic: The biggest “pro” to using vinyl is that it’s both durable and minimal maintenance. It can last indefinitely with minimal visual flaws. The “con” is that it has limited color options.

Fiberglass: If you are looking for something that won’t rust (even in the harshest of environments), fiberglass is a smart choice. It resists moisture and is strong enough for large structures.

Fiberglass Patio Cover

Having the ability to enjoy your outdoor patio regardless of the weather is an enviable perk. With the many patio covering options, it can be hard to make a choice, so let us help. Our team specializes in building outdoor living spaces including sun rooms, screen rooms, patio covers and pergolas that fit your lifestyle. Contact us today and let’s get started on your next project. Kasey 512-777-9209 or [email protected]