Edward's Enterprises team performs many wood patio cover repairs in Santa Barbara such as:
Wood patio covers installed
Shade cover installations
Painting patio covers
Remove falling covers
Modify existing cover
Minor aluminum cover repairs
Swapping out rotten posts
Installing new fascia
Dry-rot awning repair
Sun damage repairs
Store bought gazebo assembly
Arbor & Pergolas repaired
Replacing cover slats
Replacing aluminum cover pans
Cleaning out aluminum cover gutters
Pressure washing awnings
An off the shelf awning or gazebo can be perfect for social gatherings; whether for the kids, family, or friends. A patio cover is also a great home investment whether now or for resale. Not only do we build patio covers from scratch, we also can help you revive your existing shade structure with paint, structure renovation, or even a simple pressure wash!
Wondering if we can assist you with your gazebo replacement? Call our team to explain your wood patio cover installation project goals!
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Cleaning & maintaining a stained & sealed (rather than a painted) patio cover or gazebo is very important so that the structure holds up well over the years & lasts a long time. There are different ways & methods to clean or preserve a shade structure; some of these depend on the type of material used to create the patio. These include wood, concrete, tile, stone, brick & many more.
One option to lighten & clean old timbers of a patio cover or shade cover is to use Hydrogen Peroxide, which will lighten old timbers & evaporates away leaving no residue.
If a mechanical option is preferred, a jet washer can be used to clean patios but it should not be a heavy duty one & preferably one that is less than 1500 psi with a wide fan jet.
After you have cleaned your patio & brightened it up as wanted, then it is time for the sealing. Use a waterproof patio sealer because it will repel water & make the patio last longer. To apply the sealer, use a pad with a little reservoir & brush the sealer on. Make sure to evenly coat it all over the patio surface & then let it dry. After about an hour or so of drying time, buff the surface to remove wet excess.
Patio covers benefits include trapping cool air underneath that can breeze into home & reduce AC bills on a hot summer.
Shade patio covers attached to a customer's home can provide protection to the contents of a home, including curtains or blinds, carpet, or furniture from the sun's rays.
A detached structure, like a pergola or gazebo, can create an entertainment area, or a spot for relaxing on a weekend evening with lighting for a private dinner.
Patio covers, when maintained & balanced with a landscaped property, can increase the resale value of a home or townhouse.
Pets can seek shelter under patio covers in the summers or on a rainy day.
Patio covers, awnings & shade cloths can protect outdoor furniture from the elements.
What is the best patio cover?
The best patio cover should be made out of wood (provides natural & beautiful vibe), aluminum (which is durable & needs little maintenance), & vinyl (which accounts for style & elegancy).
What is the difference between pergola & patio?
The main differences between patios & pergola are based on material & durability. Patios are made of steel & are more durable, unlike pergolas made of treated wood & will require more maintenance.