Patio is an outside area of the house with pavement floor and adjoining a house. Patio can use roof or without roof. Patio cover is a shade structure on the patio which attached to the house, and usually have support columns. There is a patio cover that does not use support columns as a buffer, we can call it a patio overhang.
Patio cover comes with a variety of shapes, styles, sizes and materials. You can adjust to the needs, whether the patio includes a house facade or house backyard. If the patio cover includes the facade part of the house, then you need to consider a design that can blend with the home facade style. If the patio cover is used for the side or house backyard may be more flexible in the style and material selections.
There are some materials commonly used for patio cover or patio overhang. The first is metal patio covers, which are made of a variety of materials such as aluminum, steel, iron cast, alumawood, and others. Metal material is certainly more powerful and durable. The main problem of metal material is rusting. Second is wood, this material is most commonly used because the material is easy find and can be formed easily. If you want a unique design style then the wooden patio cover is the ultimate choice. The third is vinyl material, at first glance looks like aluminum but this is actually plastic. The vinyl material is the cheapest, and easy maintenance. Self-sufficient for conditions of extreme changes. The makers of vinyl products use recycled materials, so that vinyl includes environmentally friendly materials.