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In Perth, we enjoy a sunny climate. One way to make the most of that enjoyment is to add an outdoor living space to your home. Settling into a comfy chair on your patio with a chilled drink—ah, that’s the life! However, One Stop Patio Shop knows the initial cost and ongoing maintenance of traditional patios can be a concern for some homeowners. This is where SolarSpan patios come into play.

SolarSpan: Efficiency and Innovation

SolarSpan is an innovative roofing system designed for patios and outdoor spaces. It combines the structural strength of a high-density polystyrene (EPS) core with the durability of Colorbond steel, providing excellent insulation and weather resistance. 

In Australia, where outdoor living spaces are part of our daily lives, investing in a patio that offers both comfort and cost efficiency makes good sense. SolarSpan patios have emerged as a leading choice due to their innovative design and long-term financial benefits. So, let’s see how they can save you money over time. 

Initial Investment vs. Long-Term Savings

Installing a SolarSpan patio typically involves a slightly higher upfront investment compared to traditional patio materials. However, this initial cost is quickly offset by several factors that contribute to overall savings:

  • Efficient Installation Process: SolarSpan panels are prefabricated and lightweight, which simplifies the installation process. This efficiency reduces labour costs and minimises disruption to your home life. Unlike traditional materials that may require extensive on-site construction, SolarSpan can be installed quickly and efficiently, saving both time and money.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: SolarSpan’s streamlined installation reduces the need for ongoing maintenance and repairs. Traditional materials like timber often require regular sealing, painting, or even replacement due to weather damage or wear over time. SolarSpan’s durable materials and weather-resistant properties minimise these maintenance costs, contributing to long-term savings.
  • EPS Core Insulation: SolarSpan panels incorporate a high-density polystyrene (EPS) core, known for its excellent thermal insulation properties. This core material minimises heat transfer, keeping your patio cooler in summer and warmer in winter. As a result, you’ll rely less on heating and cooling systems for adjacent indoor spaces, leading to lower energy bills throughout the year.
  • Year-Round Comfort: By maintaining consistent temperatures, SolarSpan enhances the usability of your patio space regardless of the season. This thermal efficiency not only improves comfort but also reduces the load on HVAC systems, extending their lifespan and reducing maintenance costs associated with mechanical wear and tear.
  • Increased Property Value: Investing in a SolarSpan patio can enhance your property’s value. Prospective buyers are likely to appreciate the energy efficiency, low maintenance, and modern aesthetic that SolarSpan patios offer. This appeal can lead to a higher resale value, making your home more attractive in the competitive real estate market.
  • Alignment with Green Building Standards: SolarSpan panels support various green building standards and certifications. By choosing materials that are sustainable and energy-efficient, homeowners can contribute to achieving higher ratings in systems like Green Star or the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). These certifications not only demonstrate a commitment to sustainability but can also enhance property value and marketability.

Reduced Maintenance Costs

SolarSpan panels are engineered to withstand Australia’s harsh climate conditions, ensuring long-term performance and minimal maintenance requirements:

  • Weather Resistance: Designed to endure intense UV radiation, heavy rainfalls, and strong winds, SolarSpan’s robust materials, such as Colorbond steel and EPS core, offer exceptional durability. Unlike timber that may warp, crack, or require regular staining or traditional metal roofing prone to rust and corrosion, SolarSpan requires minimal upkeep. This durability translates to a reduced need for repairs or replacements over the years, ultimately saving homeowners significant costs.
  • Longevity: With a lifespan exceeding traditional materials, SolarSpan provides peace of mind regarding structural integrity. The materials used are engineered to maintain their strength and appearance, ensuring your patio retains its aesthetic appeal and functionality for decades with minimal intervention.
  • Pest Resistance: Unlike timber, which is susceptible to termite infestations and other pest-related damages, SolarSpan’s metal-based construction acts as a barrier against pests. This inherent resistance eliminates the need for costly pest control measures and the potential repairs associated with pest damage. Homeowners can rest assured that their outdoor space remains intact and secure without the ongoing threat of pest-related issues.

Available Designs

SolarSpan offers a variety of designs and configurations to suit different architectural styles and preferences. Here are some of the available designs and options:

  • Flat Roof Design: Clean, modern lines suitable for contemporary homes. Provides a minimalist aesthetic and can blend seamlessly with existing structures.
  • Gable Roof Design: This classic triangular roof shape adds a traditional and spacious feel to the patio. It allows for increased height and ventilation, making it ideal for hotter climates.
  • Skillion Roof Design: Sloped roof with a single flat surface, offering a modern and stylish appearance. Enhances water runoff and can be tailored to complement both modern and traditional homes.
  • Combination Designs: SolarSpan allows for combinations of different roof designs, such as a flat roof with a gable section or a skillion roof with a gable end. Offers versatility in design to suit varied architectural preferences and outdoor space requirements.
  • Custom Designs: SolarSpan can be customised to fit specific dimensions and aesthetic preferences. Tailored solutions allow for unique configurations that integrate seamlessly with the existing structure and landscape.
  • Colour Options: SolarSpan is available in a range of Colorbond steel colours, providing flexibility to match or complement your home’s colour scheme. Colour choices allow homeowners to personalise their outdoor space and create a cohesive look with the rest of the property.

SolarSpan at The One Stop Patio Shop

When choosing One Stop Patio Shop to install your SolarSpan Patio, you’re selecting expertise and reliability that’s second to none. With years of experience in crafting outdoor living spaces, we excel in delivering high-quality, custom-designed solutions tailored to your exact specifications. 

From sleek and modern flat roofs to classic gable and skillion designs, our team ensures attention to detail and superior craftsmanship in every project. Partnering with us means peace of mind, knowing your SolarSpan Patio will not only enhance your home’s aesthetics but also provide lasting durability and comfort for years to come. Experience the difference and contact us today!

Request a Free Quote

Our friendly, qualified patio expert will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an onsite consultation. We will measure the area to be covered and provide you with a formal quote on the same day.