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Main Matchup: Wood Patio Covers versus Aluminum Patio Covers

Here in San Diego, our summers can get hot, which is why a nice patio cover can be so nice. Not only does it add beauty (and value!) to your home, it also gives you cooling shade so you can spend time outside without burning up. When the time is right to add a patio […]

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A Builder’s Review Of Arcadia Patio Covers

I’ve been building and installing patio covers for homeowners throughout San Diego for over a decade, and usually one of the first questions I ask a new client is, “how much sun do you want?” Some homeowners prefer a solid patio cover that gives them plenty of shade during the hot summer. Other homeowners embrace […]

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Patio Covers That Give You The Best Of Both Worlds – Best-Rate Repair Now Sells And Installs Arcadia Patio Covers In San Diego

Here in San Diego and San Diego County, we pay a lot for real estate, but most of us think it’s worth it to enjoy beautiful weather, blue skies and sunshine almost every day of the year. A well-constructed patio cover can provide you with plenty of cooling shade and protection from the sun so […]

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Creating A Private Backyard In San Diego

Unlike the wide open Midwest, where’s it not unusual for families to have an acre or more of land surrounding their home, space is at a premium in San Diego.  Backyard privacy can be difficult to obtain in San Diego with neighbors on both sides or even in back separated by only a small amount […]

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A Builder’s Guide To Different Types Of Patio Covers

At Best Rate Repair, we meet lots of homeowners who want to get the most out of their backyard by adding a patio cover to their existing patio. Oftentimes, however, the homeowner isn’t really sure what type of patio cover they want. Many are surprised to learn about all the different patio cover options that […]

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A Builder’s Review of Alumawood

In the past, when it came to building a patio cover, consumers were usually given two choices of materials: wood or aluminum. Both materials have positives as well as negatives (see my blog post on wood vs. aluminum patio covers). In many cases, clients want the look and feel of wood but not all the […]

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Installing A Ledger For A Patio Cover

Customer Question: “I’m building a small patio cover for my patio. What’s the best way to install a ledger?” Answer: There are many different types, styles, codes and other factors that come into play when installing a patio cover ledger. However, assuming you have the right tools and intermediate – advanced construction knowledge, the process […]

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