Most Calgary residents agree that summer is the best season in the city. There are the weeks of back to back warm sunshine days, everything in your yard goes into overdrive after the long winter months, and it seems like there’s a holiday or celebration every weekend to gather together with your friends and family. Hanging out on your patio seems like the dream spot for these parties, but Calgary residents also know that the midday heat and winds can make it hard to stay outside for long. This is when you need to think about installing a hybrid patio cover to keep your summer get-togethers going all season long.
Different Types Of Patio Cover
A patio cover, as the name suggests, is a cover that extends out over your patio to keep the sun and wind away during the hottest parts of the day. They also provide protection against those pesky summer storms, leaving you and your patio furniture clean and dry, ready for the next party.
There are three main types of patio cover to choose from. The first is a full coverage option. This will feel like a solid roof over your head, and you’ll often find they’re made from durable materials like vinyl or aluminium to provide year round protection. The second type is a lattice, which will feel like a pergola overhead. This option provides less shade, but provides the opportunity for growing climbing plants like roses or jasmine to add a more natural feel to your patio. The final option is a hybrid patio cover, where you combine elements of the solid and lattice roof to create different spaces on your patio.
Customise With A Hybrid Patio Cover
A hybrid patio gives you so many more options as you can completely customise the design to fit your patio dreams. For example, if your Calgary summer revolves around being the host with the most when it comes to parties and grilling, you can create a hybrid patio cover design to shelter your grill while providing a cool seating area for your guests. In this case, you’ll want to plan a solid roof over your cooking and grilling area to protect you from the direct sunlight as you’ll be hot enough already, while putting a lattice cover over the eating area so that your guests get a soothing and dappled outdoor eating experience.
A hybrid patio cover can also help you create a visual transition from your inside space to your outdoor areas. Start with a solid cover attached to your home to provide shade and cover where you’re likely to put your furniture, and the move to a lattice finish overhanging the edge of your patio. Not only will this draw your visitors’ eyes towards the garden, but the graded shade across your patio will give a beautiful visual transition.
Our team of hybrid patio cover experts are ready to talk with you about your project. Installation times can measured in days and weeks, so call us today to get your summer started.