As rainy days and cold, dark mornings give way to abundant sunshine, we want to soak up every not-too-hot, not-too-cold minute. Perfect spring weather motivates us to weed the garden, plant flowers and just sit outside and relax. It’s also the perfect time to get your house in order for outdoor barbecue season.

Do you fry like an egg on your exposed patio? Has your home’s paint job seen better days? Consider freshening up your home’s exterior with new siding or a space-generating, energy-efficient enclosure over your patio.

Here are a few ways to revamp your home for outdoor living and entertaining

Patio Covers

Lattice Patio CoverIn an area that’s mostly warm and dry, wouldn’t it be nice to lounge on the patio in the shade? You can with a patio cover. Patio covers come in numerous design and color options, so you’re sure to find a cover that blends with your home’s look and feel.

A covered patio provides an attractive, comfortable outdoor living space—cook your steaks to perfection, not yourself. Give your kids an outdoor space to play. Give yourself a place to entertain friends and extended family.

Northwest Exteriors patio covers and sunrooms are designed to withstand winds over 110 miles per hour. When those late afternoon breezes pick up, your patio cover stays secure.

Not sure which type of patio cover to choose? A Northwest Exteriors consultant will help you choose a style that fits your home and your budget.

Glass Sunroom Interior View
If you want a little more protection than that offered by a patio cover, a sunroom is an affordable option. Also called an enclosed patio, a sunroom turns your patio into extra living space.

Depending on your needs, you can install a simple screened-in patio or a glass-enclosed sunroom. Doors, windows and roofs are designed to fit and work together for maximum energy efficiency.

In addition to having a natural light–filled space that’s comfortable virtually year-round, you’ll also boost your home’s value. Sunrooms offer up to 110 percent of your original investment at resale according to the National Association of Remodeling.


liferoom with blue mood lightingFor a modern twist to the standard sunroom, go for a LifeRoom, which transforms from an indoor to an outdoor room with the push of a button.

Fully automated retractable screens protect you from the sun and the elements, while still letting you bring in the fresh spring breeze. The retractable screens and overhead skylights deflect 95 percent of the sun’s UV rays without blocking all the natural light.

Host movie and game nights under the stars in a climate-controlled environment. Transform your patio into a VIP lounge. Throw a barbecue while staying protected from the sun and the bees. Soft Breeze and Cool Mist features keep you even more comfortable when temps hit triple digits. The LifeRoom may become your favorite room in the house!


Lattice Free Standing Patio CoverDo you want to do more with your backyard? Add a lattice pergola. Unlike a sunroom or patio cover, which rest against the home, a pergola sits apart from the home. It’s built with support columns, cross beams and a lattice covering that provides much-needed shade.

Install a freestanding pergola near your swimming pool, in a flower garden or in a secluded spot in your yard. You’ll have extra lounge space for pool parties and barbecues and your own quiet retreat.

Northwest Exteriors has served the Fresno area, as well as Rancho Cordova, Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Bakersfield, since 1995. In addition to patio enhancements, Northwest Exteriors also sells and installs heating and air conditioning systems, solar panels and windows.

Are you ready to spruce up your home this spring?

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