A patio roof extension can greatly enhance your enjoyment of the great outdoors from your own backyard. If you are considering a patio roof extension, here are nine useful advantages to help you make up your mind.
Provide More Shade
One of the biggest reasons many homeowners seek a patio roof extension is to provide their yard with more shade. There are many different types of patio covers available that offer varying amounts of shade.
For example, a gazebo or pergola with an overhead aluminum framing weave can provide partial shade of around 40%, while solid patio roofing will cast the most shade on the yard. For those who want to filter out some sunlight but keep their patio bright, a translucent patio roof can filter out UV rays without putting the area in full shade.
Create Extra Living Space
In warmer climates like Northern Virginia, a patio roof extension is all it takes to create additional living space outdoors. It offers a place for sitting and relaxing or entertaining that is protected overhead from the elements so that you can enjoy outdoor living throughout the year. In areas with a lot of precipitation, screening in the area beneath the patio roof extension can make it even more usable.
Add More Privacy to a Yard
A patio roof extension adds a degree of privacy to a backyard space. It will make it more difficult to peer into the patio, and the additional space underneath the extension will also enjoy reduced exposure to prying eyes. However, keep in mind that a lack of side walls means that it will not afford complete privacy. Some cleverly placed planters can help reduce the line of sight further if this is a concern.
Reduce Your Energy Bills
The shade provided by a patio roof extension can reduce the heat that goes indoors to some degree, but for maximum benefits, it is necessary to install an insulated roof. With this type of roof, you can stop the sun’s heat from extending through large glass doors and windows, which means your air conditioning won’t have to work as hard to keep your house cool.
Create a New Family Gathering Place
Families have traditionally tended to flock to the living room or kitchen, but pandemic lockdowns have given many people a new appreciation for spending time outside. For families with young children, a patio roof extension provides a space where parents can sit outside and keep an eye on their kids while they are playing in the yard or swimming.
For families with teens who are constantly glued to their laptops or smartphones, a covered patio extension provides a place for them to use these devices while enjoying some fresh air.
Provide Shelter From Rain
During the rainy season, many people start to feel anxious about their inability to get outside and feel close to nature. With a patio roof extension, everyone in the house can enjoy the benefits of fresh air without worrying about getting wet. As an added bonus, the sound of the rain landing on the roof extension can be incredibly relaxing, making it a great place to curl up with a good book.
1. Provide Additional Space for Entertaining
If you tend to avoid hosting large gatherings because your kitchen or dining room doesn’t accommodate a big crowd, a patio roof extension can give you a larger space to set up tables and chairs for entertaining. This is particularly useful in spring and summer when people prefer to spend time outdoors enjoying the great weather. Plus, if there is a sudden shower, the festivities won’t have to come to an end as the roof will keep everyone dry.
2. Improve the Resale Value of Your Home
Although a patio roof extension is unlikely to give you a 100% return on your investment when it comes time to sell, a high-quality roof extension can add some value to your home. It may also help your home to sell more quickly because many potential buyers will prefer a home that has a large patio cover over one without one.
3. Protect Your Deck and Furniture
If you have a deck or other type of high-maintenance patio floor, an extended patio cover can offer it protection from the elements and extend its lifespan. This means you won’t have to pay for partial or whole outdoor patio replacements as soon as you otherwise might have if you didn’t have the area covered.
It can also protect your outdoor furniture from the effects of sun and rain, which means you can enjoy them for far longer than if they were left exposed to the elements.
Improve Your Outdoor Living Area With a Patio Roof Extension
Spend more time enjoying the Northern Virginia weather and make the most of your patio with a professionally installed patio roof extension by contacting the residential roofing team at Adelphia Exteriors for a free roof evaluation today.