Skillion Patios and Verandahs
Your patio and verandah serve as a way to separate your home and your garden lawn. They are the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors without having to leave the comfort of a solid floor that can be used to place furniture, cooking equipment, entertain guests and house lighting. You may use your patio or verandah to entertain guests, style the exterior of your home and develop a functional space in your garden. One of the most popular types of patio design that we see today in Morphett Vale is the skillion patio and verandah.
What is a Skillion Patio?
The word “skillion” describes the roof over the top of the patio or verandah. A Skillion roof is characterised by its flat appearance, and is slanted to assist with rainwater drainage. The lower side of the slant is connected to your existing gutter system help drain rainwater efficiently. A skillion patio or verandah roof may also be placed freestanding anywhere in the garden.
The placement of your patio or verandah comes is a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer to have their skillion roof connected to the home so their patio is covered and within a short distance to the rest of their home. Others prefer freestanding skillion patios or verandahs that are further away from their property to create a comfortable relaxation space somewhere other than their garden.
Pros and Cons Compared to Other Patio Covers
While skillion patio designs are popular, they aren’t the only choice for improving the aesthetics and value of your home.
One of the most inexpensive patio covering options is the basic freestanding umbrella. These usually attach to a table or may be placed into a stand and moved at will. A freestanding umbrella provides excellent on-demand patio coverage and is available in various designs and colours. Thanks to their mobility, they’re easily repositioned so they can cover just about anywhere in your garden, making it more practical than a skillion patio if you move around a lot. They’re also a lot easier to clean and can easily be replaced. However, if you don’t plan to move around your garden much, then a skillion patio will offer more shade coverage and last longer than an umbrella.
Another inexpensive and popular option is to have a cloth shade. These are cheaper than a skillion patio, making them an affordable option for just about any home. However, unlike umbrellas, they are immobile and are installed in specific areas of the garden with enough support. They can easily be taken down to be cleaned or stored for the winter, but moving them will prove difficult. The material used can also make a huge impact on how effective it is at stopping the sun. Purchasing a cloth shade made from an expensive material can get quite costly, and it might be worth going for a skillion patio design instead.
A skillion patio or verandah in Morphett Vale can give you the best of both worlds assuming you have your garden layout planned out already. They are sturdy, can’t be damaged easily, and are a permanent long-lasting investment for your garden.
Attached Skillion Patio Verandah
If you have a small garden, you may wish to consider a small skillion patio. This is the perfect setup if you are looking forward to entertaining friends and family and cook food closer to home. Not only will your home be the go-to destination this summer, but you’ll also get some much needed shelter from the blistering summer sun. An attached skillion verandah or patio is also a more entertainment area and makes practicals sense as it is attached to your home. This means lower construction costs and less time to build so you can save more money (which you can spend on a new barbecue) as opposed to a freestanding skillion patio or verandah.
Freestanding Skillion Patio Verandah
On the other hand, a freestanding skillion patio or verandah is better suited to larger gardens. However, this comes at an increased cost since it requires more building materials. An attached skillion patio generally requires only two posts compared to four and less materials means less construction time. However, it ultimately provides greater freedom to create a quiet and comforting shaded area away from your home. There aren’t many limits with a freestanding skillion; you may create a unique design that stands out as a centrepiece on your garden, or it could be something small and comfortable in the corner of your garden. The size and height are typically up to you, so you can create a large outdoor party area or just a small space with a couple of garden chairs to relax in.