Solid Patio Covers offer full protection from the sun, wind and rain. Aluminum Solid Patio covers are light weight and in most cases do not require footings and therefore can be attached directly to your existing cement slab. There are two main styles; Insulated and Non-Insulated.
Insulated Patio Covers: are available in Cedar embossed (to match the other components used in Aluminum Patio Covers) or Stucco Embossed ( which is often referred to as Orange or Avocado peel texture).
The Insulated roof is offered in 3”, 4” & 6” thicknesses, with the 3” being the most popular. Insulated covers are only available in White and Sandalwood. However, the posts, beams and decorative wrap kit may be any of the 8 colors available. Some of the benefits of the Insulated roof is it is quieter, cooler in heat, looks better from 2nd story windows and is weight bearing. Yes, you can walk on the Insulated covers for maintenance purposes or for an Emergency Exit. However, it cannot be used as a deck. If there is going to be a ladder used on top of the cover it is advised that you use a 4’ x 4’ or larger piece of plywood down first to disperse the weight. There is even an Integrated gutter system, complete with downspouts. Insulated Patio cover roofs are ideal for creating an outdoor living area (protecting your furniture and cushions, TV and other electronics) and is the preferred roof for Patio Enclosures. Ocean Pacific Patios takes pride in the quality of our installations. Firstly, we carry the Western Panels Inc Insulated roof panels which use a patented Dual Traxx interior gutter lock. This feature channels any water from a leaking seal out to the external gutter. To further reduce the chance of a leak in the roof, we use a double sealant technique. Once the patio cover is built we seal all the seams on top with caulking, then cover them with a special Peel and Seal roofing tape. This not only gives two layers of protection, it also protects the caulking from drying and cracking.
Non-Insulated Patio Covers: There are two main types of Non-Insulated Patio Covers. The W-Pan and the Flat Pan.
The W-Pan is ideal for commercial applications, mobile homes and carports. It has a smooth finish and may be combined with scroll columns or with any of the Cedar embossed components.
The Flat Pan Non-Insulated roof is a more decorative version. It has the Cedar Embossed finish and has a more “Flat” appearance from the bottom. It is not weight bearing! And therefore should not be used in 2nd story applications. The flat pan comes in 6 different colors. Both versions come with a gutter and downspouts as well. Due to the nature of the locking mechanism on these two styles, the only caulking needed is along the attachment point.
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