3 Ideal Outdoor Patio Covers in 2020

Many single-family homes have a patio where homeowners can relax and enjoy some fresh air, even when the weather isn’t ideal. A patio cover provides shade to the area so that it remains cool in hot weather. Traditionally, outdoor patio covers have been made from wood. But these covers are more likely to sustain weather damage over time due to harsh environmental conditions. They eventually fade and paint peels off. Wood is also susceptible to pests, such as termites. As a result, homeowners are increasingly interested in outdoor patio covers that are durable and maintenance-free. Here’s what you need to know…


One of the best options for resilient, maintenance-free patio covers is made by Duracool. They’re available in a wide range of finishes and can be made to look like wood, all while offering the benefits of aluminum.

Since high-quality material is used in these patio covers, they don’t require painting. Additionally, they won’t rot and can’t be damaged by termites or other pests. Also, homeowners may opt to install additional lighting or fans on these covers, which can help to ensure that residents and guests stay cool and enjoy spending time outdoors at night.


These patio covers are available in a wide variety of designs to suit all home aesthetics and tastes. Some property owners may want a patio cover that can be adjusted based on how the patio is being used. If it’s raining during a party, for example, one may wish to cover the entire area to shelter guests. In this case, a retractable patio cover may be the best option. This coverage can easily be adjusted. Of course, patio covers can also be insulated or trellised, or have an open or closed design.

Shapes and Colors

Though a majority of patio covers are rectangular in shape, oval patio table covers may be suitable for some yards.

The wood texture finish is one of the most popular finishes for patio covers. It looks like wood but requires the minimal maintenance of aluminum. DuraCool offers a wide range of colors, including white, Spanish brown, Mojave Tan, Latte, Champagne, Almond, and Grey Adobe. With all these options, you can choose the right shade to match the design and decor of your house.

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If you’re ready to have a new patio cover installed, or to replace your existing patio cover, contact us at (800) 599-8124 for a free estimate. In most cases, installation can be completed within one day by our skilled team. Plus, we offer a limited lifetime warranty for all DuraCool patio covers. Contact us at Ameriside to get started today.

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