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Need more play space for the kids?

Build a new patio. Here's how to design the ideal space More play space for the kids is a no-brainer, and a new patio is an ideal space. What else can you do? Let them play in a closet, the attic, or at the neighbors with all the free-range peacocks? Those are not...

Translucent Patio Roof Panels Let in Light, Shed Rain

Many homeowners want two things for their patio that would seem to be impossible with the same patio roof: a bright patio, even if the sun is hiding behind the clouds, and a dry patio, no matter how hard it rains. Most solid patio roofs, whether pan roofs or insulated aluminum roofs are opaque: They don’t […]

Is a Sunroom the right addition to your home? The Pros and the Cons

Jealous of your neighbor’s sunroom? But don’t have time to ask him about the pros and cons because he can be a bit long-winded? Then stick around for your ultimate guide on whether a Florida room is right for you and your family.   Any addition to your home...


If enhancing your ability to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort and privacy of your home isn’t enough motivation to install Renaissance patio roofing, consider how such an installation also will increase the saleability and value of your home. A key buzz-phrase...

Find a Patio Roof Style

The most annoying boss in the world probably once told you, “Well, I don’t know what I want, but when I see it, I’ll know it.” Gee, thanks, you thought, I’ll just do it 10 times until you’re happy. Well, you can’t build 10 patio roofs until you find one you like. You’re going to […]

Plan the Best Patio

To plan the best patio, make it work ideally for you and your family. The best patio isn’t always the biggest, and it is always the fanciest. The patio that’s right for you will: Be in the ideal spot. Support the activities you plan Realistically accommodate the biggest number of guests you anticipate. Look as […]

Insulated Patio Roofing: Advantages and Drawbacks

An insulated patio roof is a smart outdoor improvement to your home. You might be thinking, “Why insulate over outdoor space? After all, I’m not trying to trap any heated or cooled air below, as I am inside my home.” True, but remember this: Insulation works both ways. Unlike a thin aluminum pan roof, an […]

Do You Need a Permit for a Patio Cover?

You may or may not need a building permit to erect a patio cover yourself or have one built for you. It all depends on where you live. Building permit requirements vary not just by state, but often by county, and even more typically by each municipality within a county. If two properties are on […]

10 reasons To Install a Patio Cover

There are many reasons to install a patio cover. Some have to do with comfort, some with privacy, others with visual appeal. They all add up to one thing: higher value. It’s important to remember that although a patio cover will add to your home’s financial value, the most valuable reasons have more to do […]

Best Practices in Patio Cover Design

The details of patio cover design can make you love what you did or have you regretting your oversights for years. Here are some best practices in patio cover design. It’s not so important that you know exactly how you want to treat all these details. What’s important is that you consider each one. Some […]

How To Choose a Patio Cover Contractor

Choosing a contractor to install your patio cover isn’t as easy as just doing an online search or picking a name from a list. You want a contractor who not only sells the product you want but also is trustworthy and capable. That sounds like a tall order, but finding that contractor isn’t as difficult […]

Patio Roofing: Choosing the Best Style for Your Home

Choosing a patio roof depends not just on your own personal sense of style, but also on the style of your home. You don’t want a patio roof that looks as if it was just stuck on your home. You want it to blend in while it performs all the tasks you want of a […]

Choose a Strong Patio Roof

The quality—and, as a result, the cost—of patio roofing systems can be as different as personalities. You may look quite like a sibling when you are, in fact, very different. It’s the same with patio covers. You’ll base your patio cover purchase on several tings: looks, strength and budget. For most people, the right product […]