Posted July 28th by: Bill Bunch
No matter the shape of the yard, our clients do not need to let the harsh summer sun and heat drive them indoors. There are many creative options for patio covers in Houston that will bring down outdoor temperatures by as much as fifteen degrees.
Bringing down outdoor temperatures does more than just make spending time on the patio enjoyable. The energy output of a HVAC unit decreases up to eight percent for each degree cooler the area around and entrance is. When we shade a patio we end up saving homeowners on their overall energy costs all summer. From cozy screen rooms, to spacious out door kitchens and entertaining areas we have got you covered this summer.
Options for Shade in the Yard and Patio Covers in Houston
- Arbors and pergolas are a way for people who still want to allow the rain an wind into their patio to have shade. Rain and breezes can still come through, but Pergolas in Houston will block out most of the sun. If a grape vine, or other vining plant is planted nearby the shade and beauty increases.
- Gazebos are a creative way to get away from the bugs, sun, and rain while still enjoying a section of the property. We have built many elegant gazebos.
- Car ports are a less expensive, yet tasteful option if you want to cool an protect your car and the entrance to your house near the parking area. We can build the car port to look like it was a part of the house all along, or to any other specification needed.
- Porch covering will upgrade your deck and protect the wood for years. We can put a roof over a porch that blends seamlessly with the rest of the home. A roofed porch brings down the temp around an entrance during the summer months, and offers a place to congregated during the rain. Do not let your front porch go unused due to the elements.
Covering a patio is almost required in the Texas heat. During the summer the temperatures can reach over a hundred degrees and sitting outdoors in full sun is just not an option at this latitude. A simple roof with a ceiling fan and a few house plants will turn a back yard desert into a tropical oasis.
We offer a lot more than patio covers in Houston though, if you do not yet have a patio come check out our selection of pavers, natural stone, and building options. We can start from the ground up to build a one of a kind retreat in the back yard with water features to cool an area and add ambiance, fire pits to warm it up in winter, and stone paths to link gathering areas together. Bring us your idea and we will bring it to life.