If you are planning to install a patio for your home, you will enjoy it much more if you put a cover over it. A cover not only protects you from the sun's harmful rays but also the rain. There are different types of patio covers you can choose from, five of which are listed below.

Aluminum Patio Covers

Aluminum patio covers are popular as they are easy to install and assemble. You can find these patio covers in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. Aluminum patio covers are generally not expensive, are durable, and can withstand sun, rain, and snow. You won't have to worry about insects because it is metal, and you can expect this patio cover to last you a long time.

Wood Patio Covers

 If you have a home that is made of wood, a wood patio cover will work well for you. You can find wood patio covers that match the wood of your home. You can find these covers in different sizes, wood types, shapes, and materials. The price of the patio cover will depend on the type of wood that you choose. Unless the wood is pretreated you need to seal it each year to protect it from the weather and insects. 

Alumawood Patio Covers

You will also find patio covers made of alumawood. This material looks like wood, but the inside is made of metal. If you like wood for a patio cover, alumawood is a good choice as it is much more durable when compared to wood. You can find a variety of styles with this patio cover in different shapes and sizes. Alumawood is virtually maintenance-free and will last you a long time. 

Vinyl Patio Covers

You can find vinyl patio covers in a variety of styles including vinyl that mimics wood but is made of plastic. Vinyl materials hold up well in all weather conditions. You could assemble this patio cover and install it on your own. Vinyl will also last you a very long time and is less expensive than other patio covers. 

Lattice Patio Covers

Lattice patio covers are made of wood and are popular with people that have wood homes. This type is popular because the latticework looks beautiful. People use lattice patio covers as covering for a pool area or a garden. You can grow plants on the lattice, such as climbing vines, to make it more beautiful.

Talk with a company that provides backyard patio covers for more information.