Summertime is here and what that means for those of us living in South is one major thing, HEAT. The heat felt in the southern United States is different from what most of the country gets this time of year. Its not a dry heat, far from it, its a sticky heat. Temperatures in the mid 80's here can feel like 100, and spend just a few minutes outside and you will definitely notice. That wet, sticky, heavy heat is something we all battle, and in the end have to deal with as homeowners living in the south.
Spending time outdoors in the summer can be a wonderful time. From barbeques, swimming pools, family hangouts to just a lazy lounging outside, summer is the time of year for enjoyment. However, you don't need to be miserable and irritated just because the heat is up and you can't control the thermostat outside.
An aluminum patio cover could solve that worry and add many more hours of fun to these long summer days and nights. To top that, a insulated aluminum patio cover will help you fight that same heat without you ever having to lift a finger.
Insulated patio covers feature a compressed layer of foam insulation, pressed in between two sheets of high strength aluminum. Have you ever been inside a walk-in freezer at a gas station? Those use the same panels, with the same insulation, but feature a more industrial look. Ours come in a variety of colors with high gloss white being the most popular. Insulated aluminum panels are also structural, meaning they are very high strength, and are widely used to build schools and many types of buildings in countries all over the world. You can stand on them, walk on them and even jump them, but please be very safe if you decide to try.
Designed to be long lasting, dependable and durable, insulated aluminum panels are manufactured on average at four feet wide. They can be made to lengths up to 36 feet long, and never lose their strength or durability over those long distances.
Now, it is debatable as to the exact degree change you could expect in temperatures under an insulated patio cover. However, an average of 15-20 degree drop is the commonly agreed temperature change, especially in the sweltering heat midday in the summer.
In addition to the built in insulation, insulated panels can have optional fan beams hidden inside the panel itself. You simply have wire installed into the panel, and connected at your choice of location inside your home, then hang a fan or two and you're done. Its a great option to have available, even if you can't decide on a fan or lighting system right away.
Whether you're looking for a full screened in insulated cover, a screen room, or a riser pan style patio cover, Jack Ray Siding specializes in all of the above and much more. Jump over to the contact page to send us an email, or call us directly for a free estimate. Let us help bring the heat down and the fun up with a beautiful all aluminum patio cover for your home.