If your patio doesn’t have shade, it can be hard to relax. The heavy summer sun makes the outside unbearable, and even bright winter afternoons need a bit of shade. If you want to add a patio cover to your backyard, add these three requirements to your must-have list.
1. A permit for permanent construction.
If you’re adding a permanent structure to your property, you often need permission from your city or county. Depending on your neighborhood, you might even need permission from your homeowners’ association.
So once you decide that an umbrella just doesn’t cut it, look for a professional company that can file for the right permits and can make sure your patio cover is above board. Also, make sure the company has adequate insurance coverage so that everything is handled properly.
2. A wide enough cover for late afternoon sun protection.
Even if you live in the northern part of Texas, you have a lot of sunlight all year long. Because the mornings and evenings have sunlight from such sharp angles, your patio cover needs to do more than just match up with the edges of your patio. Make sure it’s designed to give you shade from the sun at all hours of the day by extending past the edge of the platform.
3. Material that benefits your home’s resale value.
Even if you’re not planning on selling your property anytime soon, every construction and renovation project needs to be made with your property’s value in mind. Texas house prices are skyrocketing, especially if you live near a major metropolitan area. Look into design and material options that fit your personal preferences. But also make sure your final choices aren’t so custom that they will restrict demand or lower the selling price in the future. This means choosing materials that are durable, have lots of aesthetic appeal, and can reliably keep your patio shaded for years.
Texas Outdoor Oasis has all of these requirements covered. Contact our team here to schedule an appointment so we can help make your patio comfortable before the seasons change.