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Understanding the differences between a Gable Cover or Patio Cover

31.05.23 03:05 PM By Summer

Hello, Denver! 🙌🏼

Freedom Contractors here, your trusted and professional home improvement contractor in the Denver Metro area. Today, we're here to shed some light on a frequent topic of discussion among our clients: Gable Covers vs. Patio Covers. As summer approaches and we prepare for more time in the great outdoors – albeit in the comfort of our homes – it's the perfect time to examine the unique benefits of these two popular outdoor cover options.

Gable Covers

Gable covers are defined by their distinctive "A" shape, which is achieved by two sloping roof sections coming together at a ridge. They are a very popular choice for their design and functionality.

🖌️ Design: Aesthetically, gable covers offer an architectural enhancement to your home. Their triangular design adds a touch of elegance and complexity, often matching the rooflines of houses and creating a more integrated, cohesive look.

⚙️ Functionality: From a practical perspective, gable covers offer excellent water runoff and ventilation. The pitched design allows for rain and snow to slide off easily, a crucial factor considering Denver's annual snowfall. The higher ceiling also facilitates better airflow, creating a cooler space beneath during those scorching Denver summer days.

Patio Covers

On the other hand, patio covers are flat or slightly angled structures that attach to the house and stretch out to cover your patio space.

🖌️ Design: Patio covers are typically simpler in design than gable covers. They offer a clean, streamlined look that suits a wide range of architectural styles. Moreover, patio covers allow for customization. You can opt for open latticework for a more open feel or a fully covered design for maximum shade.

⚙️ Functionality: In terms of functionality, patio covers provide excellent shade, making your outdoor space more usable, especially during the summer. However, while they handle rain well enough, heavy snow could be a challenge due to the flat design.

Making the Choice

Choosing between a gable cover and a patio cover depends on several factors: your personal style, your home's architecture, the climate, and your budget. Both options enhance the aesthetic appeal and value of your home, while also expanding your outdoor living space.

If you're in search of a more decorative and architectural look with better ventilation, a gable cover might be your best bet. Alternatively, if you want a simpler, versatile, and often more budget-friendly option, a patio cover would be an excellent choice.

At Freedom Contractors, we have expertise in installing both gable covers and patio covers. We're committed to helping you choose the best option for your home, ensuring it perfectly suits your needs, desires, and budget. Our team prides itself on delivering high-quality workmanship and unparalleled customer service.

Contact us today, and let's transform your outdoor space into an inviting, comfortable area where you can relax, entertain, and make the most of Denver's beautiful weather.

Until next time, Denver, stay safe and enjoy your homes! 

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