Spring is here and that means it’s time to head outdoors. With warmer weather and more hours of sunlight each day, it makes perfect sense to spend more time outside — especially after being cooped up inside all winter.

For those who love the outdoors, this is the perfect time of year.

Many people entertain, eat and relax outdoors as often as weather permits. As a result, outdoor living areas have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many homeowners are utilizing their backyards to enjoy the outdoors by creating custom decks, patios and outdoor spaces that are an extension of the home. No matter how big or small, grand or casual, patio covers are a great way to enhance your outdoor living space.

In addition to being cosmetically appealing and increasing your home’s value, patio covers have practical uses. One of the biggest benefits is that they offer protection from the elements such as rain, light snow and the sun. By providing protection from the elements, you can read, cook, grill or dine outdoors no matter what the weather forecast is. Did you ever have to cancel a barbecue because of rain? Problem solved.

Another benefit of a patio cover is that it supplies shade to your outdoor living area, giving you an escape from the sun on a hot and sunny day – thus, blocking out the sun’s harmful UV rays, which allows you to fully enjoy the weather without the risks associated with direct sunlight. Plus, it will prevent fading on your grill and patio furniture. The additional shade for your patio or deck is also another layer of protection.

There are many options when it comes to choosing patio covers. They are available in many different sizes, or you can even custom-design them to fit your patio space. There are an assortment of styles, colors and materials to choose from as well.

You can expand your outdoor space and accentuate your home, while also fitting the project into your budget. It you’d like to explore some options, give us a call at (937) 435-2000.

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