patio roof

Looking into getting a new patio? Trying to decide what to go for when choosing a patio roof can feel like a big decision. It’s important to be informed of your options and which choices will work best for your particular needs. Perhaps most critically, you’ll only want to work with a patios Perth installer you trust.  

You’ll want to consider factors like the location, climate, and intended use of the patio. Other things to think about include the durability and maintenance requirements of the roof material, the style and design of the roof, the cost of the roof and installation, and how it will integrate with the overall aesthetic of the property. 

If you need guidance on choosing the best roof for your outside patio, simply reach out to One Stop Patio Shop who is always ready to help. All our patios come with a 12-month workmanship guarantee which means you have peace of mind and can rest easy knowing your patio is being installed by expert craftsmen. 

#1 Location and climate 

Consider the location and climate of your outdoor patio, as well as the level of protection needed from the elements such as sun, wind, rain, and salt. If your patio will go in a spot that is in the blazing sun most of the day, you’ll want to make sure the material you choose is capable of withstanding this for years to come.  

Wherever possible, you should opt to construct your patio in an already shaded location so that the patio can provide the coolest conditions underneath it. For our customers that wish to install a patio in a very sunny location, we usually recommend they opt for our SolarSpan roofing material. SolarSpan is a brand of roofing products designed for outdoor patios. It’s made from a composite material that provides both insulation and roofing in one solution. 

SolarSpan is known for its durability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance requirements. It provides shade, and protection from the elements, and helps regulate temperature, making it an ideal choice for hot and sunny outdoor spaces. Additionally, it’s available in a range of colours and designs, allowing homeowners to choose a style that complements the overall aesthetic of their property.  

Read more about what SolarSpan can do for you and your outdoor space. 

#2 Durability and maintenance 

A patio roof being durable and low maintenance is important for several reasons.  

  • Saves time and money: A durable and low-maintenance patio roof requires less attention and less frequent repairs, saving you time and money in the long run.
  • Increases property value: A well-maintained, durable patio can increase the value of your property, making it a worthwhile investment. One estimate by experts indicates a patio can add a huge 12.4% to the value of a property. 
  • Increases enjoyment of outdoor space: A low-maintenance patio is easy to care for and maintain, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your outdoor space and less time on upkeep.
  • Protects from the elements: Durability is essential to protect your patio from the elements, such as sun, wind, and rain. This ensures that your patio remains functional and usable even during inclement weather.

Patios from One Stop Patio Shop are designed to be durable and low maintenance. We use high-quality materials and construction techniques to ensure our patios can withstand the elements and provide a functional and attractive outdoor living space. Additionally, we offer products and services that are designed to minimise maintenance and make it easy for homeowners to care for and maintain their patios. 

Learn more about how to care for your patio throughout the seasons. 

#3 Style and design 

Consider the overall style and design of your property and choose a roof that complements it. This includes the colour, texture, and shape of the roof. The style and design will contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal and aesthetic harmony of the outdoor living space. You should ensure it complements the architecture and style of the home and blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. 

The style and design can also impact the functionality and usability of the patio. For example, if you live on the coast, salty air is something you should also prepare for. Salty air can lead to the corrosion and decay of some patios. For our customers that live on the coast, we generally recommend they opt for a timber-lined patio roof, as wood is naturally resistant to salt corrosion. 

At One Stop Patio Shop, we offer an extensive range of patio roof styles and designs. Opt for our gable roof design if you want a more modern and sleek look that also works to reduce heat. Many customers go for a pyramid hip roof design as this matches a large number of homes’ architectural styles. This style is also very good for ventilation. Customers that want to go all out with the aesthetics of their patio tend to favour our alfresco patio design.  

By considering style and design when choosing a patio roof, you can ensure that you create a functional and attractive outdoor living area that reflects your personal taste and style. 

Learn how you can build a patio that matches the style of your home. 

#4 Cost 

Understandably, a big concern of many of our customers is how much a patio roof, and patio in general, is going to cost them. By choosing One Stop Patio Shop, you’re guaranteed value for money. We can guide you along the entire journey so that you only choose the materials and designs that work for both your needs and your wallet.  

When considering the cost of a patio, it’s important to take into account several factors:  

  • Materials: The cost of the materials used in the construction of the patio roof will have a significant impact on the overall cost. Some roofing materials, such as polycarbonate can be cheaper than others. 
  • Design: With such significant differences between patio roof designs, it’s no surprise that this will affect the cost. A pyramid or gable roof design uses more material and requires more time for installation, although these designs still can be cost-effective. A flat patio will generally be simpler and cheaper to construct, but won’t do as good of a job at regulating heat. 
  • Size: The size of the patio will also impact the cost, with larger patios typically being more expensive than smaller ones.  
  • Customisation: Custom features, such as lighting or a pergola, will also increase the cost of the patio. 

 A stylish and well-constructed patio can add incredible value to your home, meaning that the initial cost of the installation almost pays for itself. As already mentioned, a patio can add 12.4% to the value of your property. 

One Stop Patio Shop can work with a range of budgets and help you find the patio that ticks all the boxes without breaking the bank. And, did you know you can purchase a patio today and pay later without having to pay any interest? You can borrow up to $10,000 and pay it back gradually so that you can start enjoying your patio without worrying about one big payment. Learn more here. 

#5 Who you choose to install it 

Choosing the right company to install your patio roof is important as it impacts the quality of the finished product and your overall satisfaction with the outcome. A reputable company with experience and expertise in patio roof installation will have the knowledge and skill to provide you with a high-quality roof that meets your needs and preferences. They’ll also provide excellent customer service and be responsive to your questions and concerns throughout the process.  

Additionally, a reputable company will offer a warranty or guarantee on their workmanship and materials, giving you peace of mind and protection against any potential issues with the roof in the future. One Stop Patio Shop offers a 12-month workmanship guarantee. This ensures we will fix any issues such as leaks, rattles, sags, and tears if they happen within 12 months of the installation. Read more about our guarantee here. 

Here are our top 6 reasons for why One Stop Patio Shop is the right choice for the installation of your patio roof: 

  • Only Australian-made products used 
  • Tradespeople not salespeople 
  • Interest-free options are available 
  • Bonuses for fast decision-makers 
  • Friendly and reliable service 
  • One stop shop for all your patio needs 

Final thoughts 

When choosing a roof for your outside patio, it’s important to consider factors such as location and climate, durability and maintenance, style and design, cost, and the company you choose for installation. By taking these factors into account, you can choose a patio roof that is functional, attractive and meets your specific needs and preferences. 

Whether you are looking for a simple, low-cost solution or a custom, high-end design, the right patio roof can enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your outdoor living space. By working with a reputable company like One Stop Patio Shop, you can be confident that you are making a smart investment in the durability and beauty of your outdoor space. Get in touch with One Stop Patio Shop patio design Perth today. 

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