Open and exposed patios are available for the majority of the year in places like Florida and California, where the sun is usually out and temperatures don’t change drastically through the seasons. In contrast, in Ohio and the midwest, we have cold winters and rainy spring and summer seasons. But with a little bit of upgrading, our patios can actually be open for three seasons out of the year.
Whether you own a home with a deck or a restaurant with an outdoor patio, the patio is a place to enjoy yourself and bask in the outdoors. But if your patio is exposed to the elements or you’ve grown bored with the setup of it, chances are you don’t get nearly as much time out of it as you could be. So here we offer 3 ways to instantly upgrade your patio and make it “the place to be”.
A Retractable Awning
An awning is a perfect addition to your casual patio setup, especially during the summer. It can give you the shade and skin protection you need to enjoy the outdoors more often, and a retractable awning can be opened or closed depending on the weather. Is it raining? Open it up. Want to get a tan? Close it. Want to cool off in the shade? Open it up again.
A retractable awning is probably going to be the easiest way to give your patio or deck a facelift. It allows your patio to have much more functionality, giving you a variety of options when you step outside onto the patio. And more time spent outdoors means more relaxation.
A Louvered Roof
A louvered roof system is not a typical patio roof – it is adaptive. It opens and closes to provide sunlight, shade, or shelter from the elements. The louvered roof turns a patio into an outdoor living room, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather.
The StruXure Pergola X is our louvered roof solution, which truly lives up to its name. It is the ultimate roof for a patio, porch, deck, or pavilion. The louvered slats on the Arcadia Pergola can even detect when there is precipitation and close automatically, keeping your patio dry and protected.
A Gutter Upgrade
If left unchecked, water can erode your landscape and cause damage to the foundation of your home. A quality gutter system is built to distribute water correctly, and avoid damaging anything around or near your home.
Alt’s gutter systems are built to last a lifetime, making your gutter system effective, and giving your home a nice feature to add to its resale value. We’ve developed a gutter system that is placed on a track connected to the home, rather than be screwed in. A traditional system can easily be damaged by extreme weather, which causes the metal to expand and contract.
A high-quality gutter system is like the icing on the cake for a beautiful home, tying everything together. Gutter upgrades mix functionality with appeal, the perfect combination.
Your patio should be the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, and entertain friends and family. Don’t let the weather or the time of year decide when you should enjoy it.