A Boise patio cover is a wonderful addition to any Treasure Valley home. Whether it’s attached to a house or built independently, they provide the perfect space to enjoy the outdoors. Adding a patio cover to your home not only protects you from the elements, but it can also extend the life of your patio furniture as well.
While there are a wide variety of decisions to make when it comes to a patio cover installation, once decision that you should make is hiring a professional to get the job done. That’s why Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following reasons why it’s a bad idea to build your own patio cover.
It’s Not As Easy As It Seems
A patio cover is a major structural addition to your home that requires expert knowledge to ensure it’s built correctly and is safe to use. At Pacific Home & Patio, we understand the complexities of the construction process, as well as being aware of building regulations and safety.
Special Tools & Materials
Employees at a home improvement store will happily provide you with a wide variety of material choices. However, not all options are suitable for a patio cover. Attempting to build a patio cover on your own can easily lead to a dangerous patio cover. Even more, very few people have the necessary tools they need or the knowledge to use them safely to construct a patio cover on their own.
Time & Money
The thought of saving money by taking on the task of building a patio cover on your own may seem attractive. However, you still need to factor in the hidden costs, such as devaluing the overall worth of your home if it isn’t properly installed. It could also mean spending all your free time in the evenings and weekends to work on the project. This can be quite a sacrifice for those with busy work schedules.
Even if you’ve worked in construction, you probably don’t have experience in architecture or engineering, which is important when it comes to building a patio cover. You’ll also need to keep things like zoning variances, building permits, and construction fees in mind. Even more, will your homeowner’s insurance cover you if your patio cover comes crashing down or an accident occurs during construction?
As one of the main reasons not to tackle such a big project on your own is safety. When you don’t know what you’re doing, the construction process can be very dangerous. The last thing you want is for you or anyone else to get hurt. This could cost you thousands in liability or earnings due to lost work during recovery.
While nobody expects a lot of trouble from their patio cover, it’s always nice to have a warranty for its new construction. In fact, all reputable companies offer them, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Pacific Home & Patio
Hiring a professional is much more beneficial than attempting to install your own Boise patio cover. At Pacific Home & Patio, we have the right tools, materials, and equipment to get the job done successfully. We can also overcome any problems or challenges that may come up during the new construction process.
Looking to get started on your next project? Contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 376-0000 for a free quote today!