Decks and Patios - Patios
Introduction to Patios
Outdoor areas have become a popular place for homeowners to entertain their guests, enjoy quality family time and watch the children enjoy their backyard games and toys. What better place to do so in your patio area. Patio areas are covered outdoor spaces which surround your residential homes front and back yards. They provide a private sanctuary for you and your family to enjoy. Patios are built out of various different materials and they can be any size or shape to suit your outdoor areas needs.
Patios are a perfect addition to your home. They create enhancing features to your landscaping and home. Patios can feature many outdoor ornaments such as; fountains, planter boxes, statues and flowers. Garden patios also are not complete unless they are equipped with modern patio furniture.
Patio furniture has evolved over the last couple of years. It has gone from basic tables and chairs to extravagant and fancy luscious settings. There are many types of patio furniture which homeowners can add to their patios they include:
- Tables and Chairs
- Sun Lounges
- Outdoor Lounges
- TV Units
- Barbecue Islands
- Built In Bars
- Outdoor Fireplaces
- Fire pits
Patio furniture will enhance the look of your patio add character and provide a place for you to relax and enjoy the private settings of your own backyard. Patio furniture will not affect the flooring material of your patio.
The material you choose as your patio flooring will depend on what type of look and feel you would like to achieve. Most homeowners choose a flooring materials which they already have featured somewhere throughout their yard like a brick patio or a flagstone pool area to create a flowing appearance. There are many available patio flooring materials which range from:
- All types of pavers.
- Concrete and precast concrete.
Each material is produced carefully and accurately to provide the best flooring surface for all types of patios. All patio flooring materials are weather resistant, slip resistant, scratch resistant and highly durable. They are also able to withstand heavy objects and heavy foot traffic. Stone and Concrete patios are becoming very popular nowadays.
The style of backyard patio you may choose will highly depend on your tastes and the design of your home. Patios are generally built around the style of your home whether it is an odd shape or a common squared shape. One popular style which is commonly seen throughout many households is the dome styled patio. The dome styled patio is built with a pointed roof and large structural columns to hold it together. Dome patios are gorgeous and they can be built in any size whether its 4 meters wide or 20 meters wide.
Patios can be built to be free standing or adjoining to the home, they can also be open or enclosed. Patios which are free standing generally require more support where as adjoining patios are supported by your home.
If you’re sitting outside your home in your lovely patio area enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous surrounding and your look up to the sky but all you see is your patio roof then you should consider having clear roofing installed. Most patio roofing materials are made from highly durable plastic sheets. By choosing clear roofing you will be able to gaze at the stars all night long. Clear patio roofing is UV resistant during the day time and they are heavy duty.