Should You Spend Money On A Patio Cover Upgrade?


Your patio may not be getting much use this time of year, but warmer weather is just around the corner. That’s when it will be time to arrange the comfortable patio furniture, set up the fire feature and set out the accessories to make this a space you and your family can fully enjoy. But if you don’t have a patio cover, you may not be making the most of this area. Here’s why you should consider spending money on a patio cover upgrade in 2024.

What is a Patio Cover?

As the name suggests, a patio cover is an attached or unattached roof structure that goes above an existing patio, with support from posts or columns. Aside from aesthetic value, the purpose of a patio cover is to provide shade and some degree of shelter. In other words, a patio cover can maximize enjoyment of your patio.

What makes a patio cover upgrade worth the money?

  • Boos protection. Weather exposure is one of the most destructive elements to your patio, whether it’s made of concrete, stone or wood. Wear and tear are inevitable with exposure day in and day out, which eventually leads to compromised performance (think cracks and crumbling areas) or just a faded and lackluster aesthetic. A patio cover offers some degree of shelter from both UV rays and moisture, and that protection can add years to your patio.
  • Longer lifespan for patio furniture and accessories. Patio furniture can be expensive, and you can prolong its lifespan with a patio cover that offers protection from the relentless sunshine and moisture in its various forms.
  • Reduced indoor temperatures. Adding shade to your patio can actually have an impact indoors, too. By blocking heat from the sun, you can keep interior temperatures cooler on that side of the house.

The best way to answer the question of whether it’s worth spending the money on a patio cover upgrade here in northern Nevada is with another question. Do you spend a lot of time on your patio, or do you wish you could enjoy it more than you already do? If the answer is yes, a little research is warranted. In Reno and Sparks, Golden Eagle Builders has installed dozens of patio covers. Let our team answer questions about pricing, the best material for your project, appropriate placement, and whatever else you want to know. Contact us today to get started.