Styles of canopy coverings for patios include traditional roofing, aluminum and canvas awnings, and wood, vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass pergolas. Two or more of these options can be used for combination canopy systems.
Retractable and removable awnings provide a temporary patio canopy. Pergolas are permanent structures that use lattice-work as a frame for plants and vines to grow upon. The plants provide shade and protection from the rain but allow airflow.
Roofing provides a sturdy, stable patio covering. Like awnings, roofs may be retractable and may be free-standing or attached to a structure. Patio roofs may feature options such as skylights, heating and electrical wiring.