In the summer months, there is nothing worse than wanting to sit out in your backyard only to find the heat too unbearable. At Jovak Landscaping & Design, we understand the benefits of backyard roofs, and we want to help you make the right landscape construction choice for your space. There are two main shade solutions that you can choose from: patio covers and pergolas.
A patio cover works as an extension of your home, and usually consists of a simple structure of a roof (solid panel of aluminum fiberglass or PVC) with posts supporting the end away from the wall of the house. At Jovak Landscape, our team can install simple patio covers as well as elaborate post and beam structures including outdoor cabanas to accentuate our beautiful West Coast surroundings. Patio covers can help save you money on energy costs, as they add shade to your home, keeping it cooler. Patio covers also work to protect your outdoor living space from the endless rain in the Lower Mainland, allowing you to use your outdoor space pretty much anytime of the year. While patio covers work to protect you when the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worst, they can also transform your backyard into the best spot in your home.
Unlike patio covers, pergolas do not have a roof. Instead, it defines the outdoor living space with an overhead frame of open beams or rafters, which work to create a defined space for outdoor living that compliments your home and garden. Most pergolas today are well-built, solid, and impressive structures that can include covers or retractable canopies to offer protection from the sun and rain. A pergola can also be equipped with curtains that offer privacy whenever you want, while also creating a distinct touch of style. Compared to a patio cover, a pergola creates a much more diverse and free-flowing space in terms of overall aesthetics.
Both patio covers and pergolas offer a practical solution for backyard roofing that will protect your outdoor living space from the elements. These backyard roofing options are also perfect for adding extra value to your home, other than just adding the value of shade. Patio covers and pergolas can be retrofitted with various accessories that add value and can enhance your way of life, such as outdoor lights, fans, misters, and even home entertainment equipment.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of backyard roofs, or if you are interested in any of our landscaping services, please contact Jovak Landscaping & Design at 604-835-2850 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We specialize in landscape design and landscape maintenance in the Lower Mainland, and we would love to help you retrofit your patio space. If you would like to stay up-to-date with the latest landscaping news, follow us on Facebook.