Archive for April, 2010

Patio Cover Roof Design Ideas

April 16, 2010

Patio cover roof tops come in all sizes and shapes, and can be used to cover more than patios.  They cover decks, porches and even doorways.  It’s refreshing to see so many ideas out there that we can use for inspiration as we create the perfect addition for your home.

Here are photos of a doorway cover and patio cover.

Jerry Bannister, owner of BHD Construction and an Alfresca Outdoor Living project manager

Awning, Door Covering, Patio Cover

This tempered glass awning protects visitors waiting for their friend to answer the door.

Patio Cover, Glulam Beam

This patio cover is made of Glulam beams, a laminated product that is strong and allows maximum span between posts. The sleek design adds to the overall appeal of the home.

Patio Cover, Glulam Beam

Here is a side view of the Glulam-beamed patio cover.

Patio Cover, Polycarbonate Roofing

The roof of the patio cover is made of dual panel polycarbonate material that filters the light, creating a pleasant outdoor living space.


Patio Covers Enhance Outdoor Living Experience

April 6, 2010
Patio Cover, see through roof

This patio cover is powder coated black and has a see-through roof.

Being a deck builder, I’ve always focused on providing my customers with some of the best outdoor living areas that I can imagine.  I’ve never realized how much nicer a backyard retreat could be with a patio cover until I owned one.

Living in the Pacific Northwest, the first thing that you appreciate is the fact that you and your stuff– barbecue, furniture, pets, kids, etc.–stays dry.  I am able to have nice furniture on my deck all year and it stays that way.  I also can grill up a great meal no matter what the conditions are outside.

Patio Cover, heat resistant acrylic, aluminum frame

These two patio covers are made from a white heat-resistant acrylic and have aluminum frames.

If it’s hot and the sun is too intense, the right patio cover will keep soaring heat to a comfortable level and you can enjoy your space instead of sweating in it.

The most modern patio covers are made from aluminum and acrylics or polycarbonates.  While some companies offer see through tops, others offer solid acrylics that diffuse the light for maximum heat dispersion.  Special  coatings can make the top layer of the acrylic more slip-resistant or have a more cooling effect.  Side walls can be installed for more protection or privacy.

Patio Cover, Western Red Cedar

This patio cover is built from 8" Western Red Cedar and has custom welded and powder coated bracketry.

Traditional patio covers can be built to your specification.  Check out the variety of options offered by Alfresca Outdoor Living.

Jason Russell, owner of Dr.Decks LLC and an Alfresca Outdoor Living project manager