Patio Cover Can Mean Real Dollars and Cents

connect the dotsEverybody knows that adding a patio cover to your home provides more functionality.

It puts a barrier between you and the elements so you can enjoy entertaining and spending time in your backyard without having to worry about rain, snow or other weather-related  party spoilers.

But did you know that adding a patio cover to your home also can actually increase the value of your property?

More Home for the Money

When you add a patio cover to your backyard, it’s almost like building an addition to your house … only without the expense.

You are adding to the usable square footage of your home for a fraction of the cost of adding on an entire addition. But you can benefit from having this additional useful area when it comes time to sell your home.

Adds Privacy, Value

When prospective buyers are touring your home, they will see a comfortable, protected area where they can envision themselves spending some quiet time reading … or entertaining friends and family with a backyard barbecue.

Buyers want to see a well-built and maintained home in which they can picture themselves living. Having a covered patio over your back porch may create this idea for them so that they will be willing to pay more for your home.

More Money, Faster Sale

Having a patio cover also can differentiate your home from other similar homes on the market. This is especially important if your home is in a subdivision in which most of the houses are the same one or two models.

A clean, secure and well-maintained patio cover could be just the thing to catch the attention of weary home buyers who have already seen what is essentially the exact same house over and over again. If so, you may be able to ask for a higher selling price and close the deal faster than the owners of homes without patio covers.

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