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A wooden patio cover can provide shade and protection outdoors. Getting a wooden patio cover built in your yard will increase your property value and provide a spot for friends and family to meet. Wood is a common material for roofing patio construction because it is inexpensive, easy to work with and allows almost infinite customization.  Patio covers made of wood can really impress your family and friends and give more space for you to roam around in.

Freestanding wooden patio cover

This freestanding wooden patio cover was made from a western red cedar collection. Patio Covers are made of wood because it’s easy to adjust the size and style to fit your needs. You don’t need unusual tools to cut it, it’s widely available, and it can be painted, stained, or made natural to the weather. However, the downside of using natural material such as wood is that periodic sanding and re-painting or staining is needed to keep on looking the best.

Wood Types

There are many types of wood to choose from when building a wooden patio cover. The most important thing to consider is the outdoor quality of the wood you pick. You’re going to want a kind of wood that can withstand insect damage, rot, and other types of weathering.

There are a number of types of wood suitable for the construction of a patio cover like the ones Baytown Patio Covers offer.

Redwood is another appealing, long-lasting alternative. If someone needs a natural wood tone, I’m using all-heart redwood. 

Cedar is similar to all-heart redwood in that it successfully withstands the elements. The main difference is that cedar quickly reaches a grayish color, while redwood retains its reddish-brown color a little longer. Cedar is particularly good at taking paint and staining.

Pressure-treated wood is not attractive, but cheap and durable. It is treated with a copper-based pesticide that repels insects and rots, but the treatment leaves little indentations on the surface of the wood that are visible even after painting or staining.

Douglas Fir is another cheap choice for wood. If you’re not obsessed with sustainability, you could use Doug Fir.  Keep it clean by cleaning on a regular basis, checking for signs of pest damage or decay, and ensuring that the foundation is properly mounted so that it is elevated off the ground.  It can be damp, so when it is first built, the builder may need to sand and paint it several times before it looks good. Pro Tip: a patio cover made of raw wood is highly susceptible to wet and cold weather. Despite routine maintenance seasonal disruption is likely to happen.

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Pressure-treated pine is one of the most common types of wood used for pergola building. Pressure-treated pine, the most economical choice, is resistant to rot and insects. Nonetheless, after installation, a preservative will have to be used to slow down the weathering cycle. Pressure-treated pine can be stained almost any color you like.

Cedar is another form of wood that can be used to create a patio cover. Cedar is naturally resistant to warping, cracking, insects and moisture rot. Since cedar is lightweight and easy to handle, but still very heavy, it is often the preferred patio cover crafted by skilled carpenters. For a fact, cedar has nice colors and can be decorated.

Certain trees that can be used to create a patio cover are redwood, maple, cypress, and teak. Both types of wood tend to be more expensive than pressurized pine and cedar.

If you choose wood for your patio cover, you can use different types of wood to suit it. Since different types of wood are stained differently, you will need to paint each type of wood with a different color to make it look the same in the end. 

A design wooden patio cover can be designed to provide as much or as little shade as you like.

Custom Wood Patio Covers

Another option is to hire a landscaping contractor or carpenter to build a custom wood patio cover for you. Going on this route will allow you to completely customize the cover of your patio. Wood is an excellent material for custom builds because it can be easily cut on-site to suit the size requirements. In addition, a custom patio cover can be built to allow as little or as much light as you want.

The wooden roof of the patio can be completed in a number of ways. First of all, wood allows painting or staining in whatever color you like. Second, decorative cuts can be made at the end of each piece of lumber, giving your backyard a unique, finished look. Third, an accomplished backyard craftsman will integrate wooden benches, planters, and lighting into the scheme.

A wooden patio cover will also have to be repaired regularly in order to retain the original appearance. If not properly maintained, the wood could rust and deteriorate quickly, making it necessary to replace the entire roof of the patio. However, if you’re well cared for, you can enjoy the wooden patio cover for many years.