A patio is an outdoor place adjoining a house, which is often used for recreation. It is usually roofless and is paved. The base of the patio is formed of layers of sand and cement. On top of this base, the concrete and stone slabs are placed.
Since patio is an open space without any roof, it becomes difficult to enjoy yourself in the patio during rains and during hot temperatures. Thus, to enjoy all types of weather outside, a patio awning is essential. The patio awning gives your protection from adverse weather conditions. With the help of this shade, you can enjoy the patio anytime you want to without having to worry about getting wet, or the harmful UV rays.
The patio awning provides you the ideal way to have meals outside, under the shade. Under the protective awning canvas, you can enjoy meals with your family and friends. A patio awning is cheaper compared to a pool and a gazebo. The patio awning comes in different sizes, fabrics and colors to suit the style of your patio.
The patio gazebo is the ideal way of making your patio look more attractive and cozy. They are available in various shapes, sizes, materials and qualities. It is important to locate the place on the patio where to position the patio gazebo. If you have a small or a mid-size patio, then it is best to place it in the corner. In this way it will be out of the place and yet noticeable.
If you have a large patio, you can easily place the patio gazebo in any place you like according to the design. Being placed in the middle of the patio with the other patio furniture surrounding it can highlight the patio gazebo. The patio gazebo can be installed by bolting them to the surface. You can even cut postholes, place the poles and then cement the posts into the ground. The method of installing a gazebo on the patio depends totally on the design and the weight of the gazebo.
Certain metal or wrought iron gazebos do not require digging of the base to install it. They are simply placed on top of the patio and are freestanding. It is advisable to buy a heavy gazebo that will be freestanding to avoid it from being blown away with winds.