Patio covers beat the heat and reduce carbon footprint
Homeowners looking for a way to beat the heat while enjoying the beauty of nature this Spring and Summer may appreciate having a natural light cover for their patio or deck.
Ontario Patio Covers, based in Cornwall, serves all of Stormont- Dundas- Glengarry, including Cornwall through to Belleville, and provides customers with a variety of choices when making home improvements.
Company co-owner Marlene Lupien says everything is custom-made and “we build it in a way to satisfy the needs of the customers. It all depends what they want to achieve in their backyard retreat.”
For homeowners who simply want a covered protection for their patios, the company can install acrylic panels for the ceiling/roof of their deck or patio.
“People can have something that is durable that will last them for years,” says Mrs. Lupien.
The Acrylite brand ceiling/roof panels have a special coating that provides 100 per cent UV protection and 75 per cent reflection of the heat.
Homeowners who have a patio deck cover can help reduce their carbon footprint, since they can stay cool in their patio space without relying on air conditioning.
The over-head cover doesn’t result in any darkening of any part of the patio space. The product comes with a 30-year warranty against discolouration and a 10-year warranty against any hail perforation damage.
“They are solid enough for an Ontario winter, meaning there is no need to remove them during the winter season,” says Mrs. Lupien.
Homeowners can also add glass walls around a patio deck surface to provide an even more comfortable environment. This provides a good view of the natural surroundings, a defence against bugs and protection from the elements.
Tempered glass walls and acrylic roof covering withstand hail and strong winds and help diffuse heat from the sun to create a comfortable room climate.
As another option for homeowners who want an enclosed patio space, the company also sells vinyl wall panels that have a screen in the back to allow 75 per cent air flow through top and bottom openings.