As summer arrives in the Pacific Northwest, South Sound residents are preparing for the season of outdoor living. And in many backyards, views of the region’s natural beauty abound, from lush evergreen forest to the Cascade Mountain Range. To fully appreciate the season and the surroundings, a complete outdoor space can provide an ideal area for entertaining, family time and relaxation.
Entering its fourth year of business, Precision Patio Covers specializes in outdoor living improvements, including patio covers, decks, retractable awnings and sunrooms. With a range of options that can provide protection from both sun and rain, Precision Patio Covers can help homeowners build an outdoor space that can be enjoyed during the summer and throughout the year.
“Especially here in Pacific Northwest, we’re kind of subject to the mercy of the rain quite a bit in order to enjoy our patios,” says Benjamin John, CEO of Precision Patio Covers. “So that’s probably why most of our work is patio covers. Patio covers are a quick and simple solution for people to enjoy their outdoor living area and do whatever they want in that area, whether it is a barbecue or just hanging out and whether it’s raining or not.”
From seeking shade from the hot summer sun, to firing up the grill on a rainy evening, a patio cover can provide a versatile outdoor space where homeowners can relax, enjoy the outdoors and take in the views of their property. A patio cover can also offer additional protection to existing outdoor amenities like wood decks or furnishings.
“It’s going to preserve the life of your deck, especially if you have a wood deck, it can help to keep it covered,” says Ben. “So, the longevity is going to be a factor for decks as well as outdoor furniture preservation. A lot of people, if they have a patio that’s not covered and they have that outdoor furniture out there, they’re having to move it back and forth and bring it in from the rain. It’s nice to not have to deal with that and they can keep their furniture in one spot.”
While providing protection for existing outdoor amenities, many patio cover options are also simple to maintain. And with a minimal maintenance plan, homeowners can have more free time to enjoy their complete outdoor space. Materials used by Precision Patio Covers (powder-coated aluminum) never rot, don’t require additional painting and can be cleaned using a pressure washing machine. Ben says that complete outdoor living spaces, like a patio cover, deck or sunroom, can also potentially add to a property’s value.
“You should be able to buy something and enjoy it without having to put a bunch of time and maintenance into it,” says Ben. “I would also say there is a return on investment with it. Especially if you’re looking to sell the house in the future. If you get a patio cover or sunroom installed in your house and you go to sell it, it’s a good selling point, that adds value to it. Also, the nice thing about that is you’re actually able to utilize it during that whole time you’re living in the home.”
Each homeowner has a different goal for their outdoor space and whether a client wants a space to host outdoor gatherings, time to relax in the shade, or space to eat dinner together as a family, the Precision Patio Covers team works with each client to configure an ideal outdoor space. At the beginning of each project, the team sits down with the client to design an outdoor living improvement that will fit with the client’s property, lifestyle and goals for the space.
“We’re going to ask you what is your biggest problem with your current outdoor living space right now,” explains Ben. “We’re going to do a needs assessment and we’re going to find out what’s going on, what kind of problem you’re trying to solve. That’s going to give us an indication on what kind of solution would be a good fit for you.”
For homeowners, the consultation process at Precision Patio Covers is straightforward and transparent. Whether a homeowner is curious about product details, their budget or their outdoor configuration, the team is prepared to answer any questions before, during and after construction, so that homeowners have a full understanding of their outdoor improvement project.
“We’re really forthcoming about any information you need,” says Ben. “Product information, pricing information, information on your specific outdoor living setup currently and or after the fact. We can help and we’re there to answer any questions.”
To learn more about patio covers, or additional outdoor living improvement solutions, visit the Precision Patio Covers website.