Thursday, September 26, 2013

What Wood Type Should Your Patio Cover Have?

There's something uniquely interesting in the various patio cover styles used in the different locations of the United States: While plantation-style homes in the south prefer their patio covers in French Colonial style, those in the west tend to lean more toward a southwestern style which, of course, makes a lot of sense geographically.

One of the main considerations, though, is if the wood used for the cover is the smooth type of lumber or the rough textured variety. Westside builders often recommend the use of rough-type lumber because it serves a very important purpose during hot summers. While everyone has his opinion, smooth wood is simply not a good choice for the climate of Western U.S. because it tends to have a far shorter lifespan than rough wood covers. This is probably something very few people outside the patio cover business think about, but it is an important consideration nonetheless.

Rough lumber tends to absorb paint better, thus, the wood is much better protected. With a more effective seal, the effects of wood rot, termites, mold, and other factors that can shorten the life of the wood is slowed down.

Regardless of whether you prefer rough wood or not, hiring the right patio cover company will ensure that your next patio cover will not only be the ideal one for your backyard, but will also be installed correctly.

1 comment:

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