A patio is an excellent addition to any home to increase the value, add more living space, and to have somewhere pleasant to entertain friends and family. If you are in the market to add a patio to your home, here is a basic guide to the different types of patios available. Along the way, giving you some tips and things to consider when deciding the roof style.
A flat patio roof is exactly as the name suggests, but with a small pitch of 1-3 degrees to allow for water run-off. They are less expensive to build and don’t take as much time to install as the other styles. A flat roof patio is very low maintenance – no painting required, just a simple rinse off every now and then is all that’s necessary. Embrace the modernism!
This type is made with two sloped sides meeting in the centre, with a varied pitch depending on the look you want. A gabled roof can be made to match the roof of your house for a uniform look. A gabled roof will give you an airy patio with a look of spaciousness. These patios are also perfect if you’re wanting fans outside. Overall, they’re an ideal idea!
If you are having trouble deciding which style of patio roof would suit your home, consider a curved one. They’re super stylish and will easily blend with any style of house. With the rounded shape, this flair will give your patio a feeling of openness. Curved roofs tend to repel rain, wind, and leaves. Enjoy the smooth look that a curved roof creates!
A flyover patio is not attached to the house itself, but is built sitting above the roof. If your home is low, this type of patio roof is especially suitable. A flyover patio will provide more natural light, and will promote more airflow to make it cooler in summer. The flyover is usually built between 200-400 mm above the rooftop, but is easily build to another height if you desire. This patio offers another element in home improvements!
What is a bulkhead? In the construction world, a bulkhead is a portion of a ceiling that is dropped and enclosed. Bulkheads are built to look like an extension of the house. They are usually there to provide a decorative feature, or are sometimes even used to hide electrical wiring or duct pipes. Downlights or ceiling fans can easily be incorporated into a bulkhead also. Bring inside, outside with one of these beauties!
The major consideration when deciding on the patio style you want, depends on the style of your house. Modern, ornate or rustic style homes would all suit different types of patios. Luckily, the talented and very qualified Gold Coast patio builders at In Style Patios and Decks can help design the best suited patio for your home. Simply call us on 0436 007 776 and let us know what you’re wanting.