How To Purchase the Perfect Materials For a Patio Cover In 3 Easy Steps

By  //  July 30, 2017

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It’s not easy being a homeowner

It’s not easy being a homeowner, we know. There are so many things to take care of, but if you do everything with care, love and dedication, the results are bound to be fantastic.

It’s not easy being a homeowner, we know. There are so many things to take care of, but if you do everything with care, love and dedication, the results are bound to be fantastic.

Today we will approach the topic of patio covers. For specialized assistance, have a look at Royal Covers. But if you want to do it all yourself, then here are the three easy steps you need to follow in order to purchase the perfect materials for your project.

1.Be flexible about your options

Naturally, you need to make a plan before going out and buying the materials you are going to need. However, once you get all your permits and paperwork ready, you might realize that your plan isn’t failsafe because your HOA doesn’t allow certain materials to be used, or it even goes against bigger regulations.

For example, you might want to use 4”x4” beams and joists, but it goes against your local codes. Anyone’s first reactions would be to panic, but try to be flexible instead and find more suitable alternatives.

For example, these can be easily replaced with 10”x2” headers and 6”x2” joists. On top of that, once you go to the store you might notice that some materials are cheaper than others. Prepare to modify your plan on the spot so that you end up saving some cash as well.

2. Look around more stores before you make your choice

This is a rule that applies to any situation: various stores have different pricing, so don’t just jump straight into the first one you walk into and buy everything there. Look around in physical stores, as well as online, and try to single out the best deals. It might be annoying and first and it will certainly take a lot more time, but your wallet will thank you, trust us.

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3. Don’t fall prey to store associates

While it’s true that there are some store associates and shopping assistants out there that are truly empathic and respond to the varying needs of all their customers, there are also some that are just in it so as to persuade you to buy something you don’t actually need.

More often than not, store associates will try to push certain products on you or lure you in with seemingly attractive offers, but once you do it their way you might notice that that particular choice was in fact detrimental to you, your project and your budget as well.

So be a responsible shopper and do your bidding wisely. At the end of the day, your goal is to spend as little as possible on the best materials that can help you finalize your patio cover project successfully.

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