Welcome to my first official blog for Advantage Aluminum! I’m the not-so-shy patio cover guy here to help you with ideas and answer your questions about all your patio cover needs. Today’s topic is: Why do I need a patio cover?

That’s an excellent question, and it’s not easily answered with the usual clichés like “protect your deck” or “barbecue all year round.” Those are valid points, but they don’t capture the full picture.

Let me share a bit about my perspective. Raised on a farm in Canada, I’ve had the opportunity to travel through Europe, and one thing that stood out to me was the compact nature of everything there – smaller cars, narrower streets, and cozier homes. This contrasts sharply with the more spacious environment we were accustomed to in North America.

However, that spaciousness is shrinking. As our population grows, our living spaces shrink. Homes are getting smaller, roads narrower, and don’t even get me started on parking spaces. Trying to fit a truck into those tiny stalls is like playing a game of Tetris!

When COVID-19 hit, I heard a common complaint: people felt confined and suffocated in their homes. Space became a luxury. This brings me to the central theme of today’s blog – Space.

A patio cover can provide that much-needed extra space. It extends your living area, giving you a versatile outdoor room. Whether you use it for storage, a cozy retreat, or an all-weather entertainment zone, a patio cover transforms how you use your outdoor space. It’s not just about protection; it’s about creating a functional extension of your home.

In a world that feels like it’s getting smaller by the day, having that extra space can make ahuge difference. So, don’t just think of a patio cover as an add-on. Think of it as your personal oasis, your escape hatch, your secret weapon against the squeeze of modern living.

Stay tuned for more tips, ideas, and answers to all your patio cover questions. I’m here to help you make the most of your outdoor space! And remember, with the right patio cover, you can turn a small space into a big deal.