Are insulated or non-insulated patio covers better?
There is no question that a patio cover is an excellent addition to any home. But, there is one question many homeowners ask when deciding which type of patio cover they should get: Which is better, insulated or non-insulated? Keep reading to see what a few of our readers had to say.
Abe Breuer

Abe Breuer

Abe Breuer, CEO, and Owner of VIP To Go.

Insulated Covers Are Cooler

In recent years, patio covers have grown to be popular among homeowners wishing to upgrade their outside areas. Covers offer sun and rain protection so that you may spend more time outside in comfort.

[Covers] will also keep your furniture dry, extending the life of your furniture by several years. Additionally, a cover can lower your energy costs and improve the appearance of your yard. Insulated patio covers provide even more advantages for homeowners.

In comparison to their non-insulated counterparts, insulated patio covers offer the advantage of helping to keep your patio even cooler throughout the sweltering summer. Foam sheets that are sandwiched between two panels serve as insulation.

This design makes the cover more efficient at keeping out the elements and will also help you save money on energy costs by keeping the space under your patio cooler than ever. As a bonus, these covers will also muffle raindrop sounds.

It Depends on Climate and Budget

There are two main types of patio covers: insulated and non-insulated. Insulated patio covers are made with a material that helps keep heat in, making them ideal for colder climates.

Non-insulated patio covers are not as effective at retaining heat, but they are often less expensive and easier to install. Ultimately, the type of patio cover you choose should be based on your climate and budget.

Shaun Martin

Shaun Martin

Shaun Martin, Owner, and CEO of We Pay Cash For Houses.

Amit Gami

Amit Gami

Amit Gami, Managing Director of Heat Pump Chooser.

Insulated Covers Provide Better Protection

It is better to have an insulated patio than a non-insulated one because it serves the purpose of protecting from harmful weather conditions. Insulated patio covers protect from heat, UV rays from the sun, and rainfall. It can also serve as soundproofing when there’s heavy rainfall.

On the other hand, a non-insulated patio only covers the area underneath it and doesn’t provide the same protection as an insulated one.

Another advantage of having an insulated patio is that it looks better. The steel trusses are visible without patio insulation, which isn’t particularly aesthetic. And lastly, the steel is uncovered and exposed to the elements, which might damage them over time.

Insulated Covers Are Preferred

An insulated patio cover has a material in-between [panels] that protects the area from excessive heat. It is most useful in maintaining ambient temperature in a patio by stopping transmission of unnecessary temperature from above. For these reasons, an insulated patio cover is much preferred over one without insulation.

Joe Ferguson

Joe Ferguson

Joe Ferguson, Architectural Joiner at SkirtingsRus.

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