Patio umbrellas offer protection from the sun’s rays and blend in the whole design perfectly, especially if the patio contains a pool. The umbrellas are usually make of wood and can be found in many colors. The fact that you can adjust the umbrella depending on your need is the feature that makes patio umbrellas so popular.
Iron or wood canopies and gazebos, come in many shapes, sizes, designs and colors. Some are waterproof, making them more resistant. Trellis and vines are placed to create a focal spot in the patio. Colorful, ornamental plants are ideal additions to the patio. To increase your comfort during summer time, vinyl awnings that suit the patio design can be installed. For maximum protection and shade, metal patio roofing is used. In some cases, clear glass patios are a good choice. They let in sunlight and offer protection from outside elements. Also, the glass adds a wonderful look to the whole patio. A cheaper alternative is the aluminum pan roof, that offers enough protection, requires low maintenance and is relatively cheap.
Make sure the patio design suits the house design as well. The more creative the patio roof design, the better it will look.