Why invest in a top-of-the-range patio cover?

12 May 2023

The terrace is a space for relaxation and conviviality, where you can spend time with family and friends. To make the most of this outdoor space, it’s essential to protect it and furnish it with care. That’s where the top-of-the-range patio enclosure comes in, an investment with many advantages.

In this article, we explain why it makes sense to invest in a top-of-the-range patio enclosure, the different types of enclosure available on the market, and tips for choosing the enclosure best suited to your needs. We’ll also look at the installation, maintenance and cost of such an investment.

So why invest in a top-of-the-range patio enclosure?

The advantages of a top-of-the-range patio cover

Protects you from the elements

Investing in a top-of-the-range patio cover lets you enjoy your outdoor space, whatever the weather. Rain, wind, snow or intense sun, a quality shelter protects you, your patio and your furniture from the elements.

It creates a comfortable space in which to enjoy the outdoors, whatever the season , whatever the weather.


It enhances your exterior

A top-of-the-range patio enclosure enhances the appearance of your outdoor space. Quality materials and elegant designs add a touch of luxury to your terrace, making it a pleasant place to relax for you and all your guests.


It increases the value of your property

A well-designed patio enclosure that blends in well with the architecture of your home can become a real asset when you resell it, adding both aesthetic and practical value to your property.

A high-end patio enclosure can also help reduce energy costs, by providing additional thermal insulation and reducing heating or cooling requirements for spaces adjacent to the patio.

Top-of-the-range patio enclosures

Aluminium shelters

Aluminum is a popular material for high-end verandas and pergolas, thanks to its durability, lightness and resistance to corrosion. Aluminum shelters are also easy to maintain and can be customized to suit different architectural styles.

Wooden shelters

Wooden shelters, such as wooden pergolas, are incomparably beautiful. They give your exterior a warm, natural look. The most common wood species for this type of structure are cedar, oak, teak and treated pine.

Wood requires frequent maintenance to preserve its beauty and durability. And yet it offers incomparable aesthetics.


Glass shelters

Glass terrace enclosures, such as classic verandas, offer a sleek, modern design, with an unobstructed view of your garden or surrounding landscape. The glass used for these shelters is generally tempered or laminated to ensure resistance to impact and the elements.

How do I choose a quality shelter?

Consider the size and shape of your terrace

When selecting a patio cover, it’s important to consider the size and shape of your deck. Indeed, a shelter that’s too small or too large can detract from the overall aesthetics of your home and garden, and fail to offer the protection and comfort you’re looking for.

For example, if you have a small terrace, it may be a good idea to opt for a small enclosure, so as not to visually overload the space and to integrate the enclosure harmoniously with the architecture of your home.

Likewise, if your terrace is irregularly shaped, it may be preferable to choose a custom-built shelter that will adapt perfectly to the contours of your outdoor space.


Consider the climate of your region

The climate of your region can influence the choice of material and design for your patio enclosure. For example, an aluminum shelter will be better suited to coastal regions because of its resistance to corrosion, while a wooden shelter will be more appropriate for mountainous regions where frost and snow are frequent.

Choose a durable, hard-wearing material

A top-of-the-range patio enclosure must be made from durable, weather-resistant materials. High-quality materials ensure a long service life and an aesthetic appearance that lasts over time.

Wood, for example, is a material commonly used for high-end patio enclosures because of its natural, warm aesthetic. However, to ensure durability, it’s important to choose wood species that are resistant to insects, fungi and the elements, such as cedar, oak or teak.


The importance of professional installation

It’s essential to have your patio enclosure installed by a professional, to guarantee a safe and long-lasting installation. In fact, an improperly installed shelter can present risks to the safety and integrity of your home, as well as limited durability over time. What’s more, a professional will be able to advise you on the additional options you should choose to optimize the efficiency and durability of your patio enclosure, such as ventilation systems, motorized awnings or integrated lighting.


Care and maintenance

A top-of-the-range veranda or pergola requires regular maintenance, to preserve its appearance and functionality. Aluminum and glass shelters are generally easier to maintain than wooden shelters, which require regular treatment against insects, fungi and the elements.


Investment costs and return on investment

The investment cost of a high-end patio enclosure may seem high compared to lower-end models, but it’s important to consider the long-term return on investment. In fact, a top-quality patio enclosure offers greater durability, superior materials and increased property value, making it a wise investment for years to come.

For example, a high-quality aluminum or wood deck enclosure can last up to 20 or 30 years with regular maintenance, while a less expensive enclosure will require repairs or premature replacement due to poor durability or inferior materials.

Alternatives to high-end shelters

If your budget doesn’t allow you to invest in a top-of-the-range patio cover, there are more affordable alternatives such as
lean-to pergolas
shade sails or awnings. While not as durable or aesthetically pleasing as high-end shelters, they still offer protection from the elements and a pleasant outdoor space.


Investing in a top-of-the-range deck enclosure is a wise decision to enhance your outdoor space, protect your deck from the elements and increase the value of your property. Call on your Verandair specialist, manufacturer of terrace and pool enclosures for over 30 years in Belgium.

Visit our showroom to see our models and receive a free estimate!


Need help deciding?

Make your decision easier with our buying guide. It addresses the 19 questions you absolutely must ask yourself in order to enjoy your future acquisition without unpleasant surprises.

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