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Snow on your patio cover? Don't worry about it!

snow on patio cover

You're looking out the window and see a beautiful white snow cover. Finally! It snowed. But then you're gripped by a sense of panic: is your patio cover strong enough to carry the weight of all that snow? Don't worry, a Renson cover can handle all weather conditions!

Snow-proof patio cover

When it snows, you want a strong patio cover that you can rely on. You don't ever want to have to worry about the weight of all that snow falling on your patio cover and you don't want to spend any time clearing snow off your roof either. Fortunately, the Camargue Line can bear up to 200 kilos of snow per square meter. Thanks to the smart, high-tech design you can sleep easy when it snows.

Incredibly strong elegance

The Camargue Skye is the most exclusive member of the Renson range and looks very refined. Behind this elegant exterior, however, hides incredibly strong technology. The double-walled louvre blades ensure that even the heaviest snow load does not pose a problem. In addition, you will therefore also enjoy optimum sound and heat insulation. The Camargue Skye also includes a patented S drive-technology: a synchronous drive on either side of the louvre blades. The cover will open and close smoothly, even in case of an asymmetrical weight distribution. In addition, this patio cover has a specially developed and patented gutter edge. It keeps the patio and patio furniture from getting wet when opening the louvre blades after a rain shower or melting snow.

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Carefree Enjoyment

With this information in mind, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful snowy landscape. At Renson's, all models are tested for weather resistance, drainage, workload and wind resistance.

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Protect your car in the winter with a sleek carport

carport winter

Do you associate carports with old-fashioned patio covers made of plexiglass? If so, you couldn’t be more wrong! Just have a look at the Algarve Canvas, a designer carport that keeps your vehicle sheltered from the harsh winter weather. Read on to learn all about this stylish not to mention high-quality carport.

The Algarve, but with a fixed roof

The Algarve Line includes both a patio cover and a carport. So, what’s the difference between the two, you ask? The Algarve patio cover features tiltable slats, while the carport (the Algarve Canvas) has a fixed roof. Evidently, you can use the Algarve Canvas as a patio cover as well, but please note that its roof cannot be opened.

A sturdy carport for the winter

The fixed roof of the Algarve Canvas consists of two layers: an upper roof made of a lacquered, profiled steel sheet with an anti-condensation coating, and an aesthetic lower roof finished with a stretched canvas that includes Renson’s patented and pioneering Fixscreen zipper technology. The canvas is tightly stretched in the structure (the girders are invisible) and comes in eight trendy colours. In short, if you’re looking for an aesthetic carport that does not compromise on quality and sturdiness, the Algarve Canvas has it all.

Pure harmony

One of Renson’s many stylish outdoor solutions, the Algarve Canvas is designed in such a way that you can easily match your carport to your patio cover. As a result, the elements of your home’s exterior come together in a harmonious whole. Did you know that you can even extend the Algarve Canvas to your front door using an optional connector piece that has the same look and feel? You can even link the Algarve and Algarve Canvas to each other, combining a fixed roof with a louvred canopy. Your home will become a sight for sore eyes, guaranteed!

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How much does a patio cover cost? 3 things to bear in mind

patio cover costs

Putting a price tag on a patio cover takes a little research. After all, Renson’s patio covers are always made-to-measure and come with a wide range of optional accessories and side panels. In this article, we’ll elaborate on the different factors that make up the final price. That way you’ll know exactly what to expect.

The cost of a patio cover depends on the type

First and foremost, how much a patio cover costs depends on the brand and type of cover you’re looking for. Do you prefer an inclined cover or a horizontal one? Or how about a louvred canopy with glass walls? Depending on your wishes, your patio cover will turn out slightly cheaper or more expensive.

Accessories

Moreover, there are plenty of little (or not so little) extras to choose from to make your canopy meet all your special wishes. For example, Renson offers an intergrated audio system, heating, side elements, LED lighting, a rain and wind sensor, etc. How much you’ll eventually spend on accessories is, of course, up to you.

Maintenance costs

Regularly cleaning your patio cover to remove dirt and grease residues is recommended to preserve the appearance of both the roof and the paint. Not a fan of cleaning? Then you’re in luck! In contrast to wooden patio covers, Renson’s synthetic and aluminum structures hardly require any upkeep. Tip: use the Renson Maintenance Set once or twice a year for easy cleaning and optimal maintenance.

The Maintenance Set is available at all Renson dealerships.

Tip: mind the warranty

The better the quality of your patio cover, the longer you get to enjoy it. Renson offers no less than a five-year warranty for any or all defects that may occur during normal use and maintenance. In some cases, a fifteen-year warranty even applies to the colour fastness and gloss of the paint.

Don’t hesitate to learn more about our warranties!

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How to choose between a horizontal or an inclined patio cover?

horizontal versus inclined patio cover

In the market for a patio cover? Great! Hang on for a second, though, because purchasing a patio cover is not something to do overnight. First of all, you have to decide whether to opt for a horizontal design or an inclined patio cover. Having trouble choosing? This article compares both types, enabling you to make a well-informed decision. 

Inclined patio covers

Picking between an inclined patio cover and a horizontal design is mostly a matter of personal taste. Keep in mind, however, that inclined patio covers must be mounted to a wall. That said, you can simply open up the entire roof whenever you’re in the mood for some sunbathing. If the sun gets too much or if it starts to train, you can close the Fixscreen roof just as easily without your patio furniture getting wet (thanks to the water ducts which are hidden in the structure). 

Even if your patio is rather large, you can still opt for an inclined patio cover easy-breezy. The Renson Lagune, for instance, is available in various sizes up to 12 meters wide and 6.2 meters deep. Like what you see? Be sure to have a look at the Lapure as well. Good to know: you can install up to three Lapures next to each other. That way your patio cover becomes a whopping 18 meters wide!

Or how about a sleek, horizontal design?

With its horizontal lines, the Algarve Canvas makes for an ideal carport. The fixed roof consists of two sturdy layers: an upper roof made of a lacquered, profiled steel sheet with an anti-condensation coating, and an aesthetic lower roof finished with a stretched canvas that includes zipper technology. Know that Renson also offers horizontal louvred canopies, which you can close to stay sheltered even during heavy storms. The patented slats are specially designed to divert rainwater to the sides of the structure, so you’ll never get wet when you open them again after a rain shower. 

Arguably the biggest advantage of a square design patio cover is that you don’t necessarily have to mount it to a wall. If a free-standing patio cover is what you really want, in other words, opting for a square design is your best choice. By the way, if you’re a fan of all things sleek and minimalist you will not be able to resist the Camargue Line either. You can even have it customised so that it suits your preferences perfectly. 

 

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You want your patio cover made to measure? You got it!

made-to-measure patio cover

At Renson, we make a point of creating patio covers according to the dimensions and colours our customers have in mind. However, we also believe that patio covers are only really made to measure if they are modular. That way they can easily be adapted to your family’s evolving needs and wishes. Sounds good? Read on to discover all about our customised patio covers. 

The roof over your head

When you’re in the market for a patio cover, the first question you need to ask yourself is which type of roof you’re after. Do you prefer a fixed roof or a screen roof? Or is a louvred canopy more your cup of tea? 

Location, location, location

Next up is deciding where you want your patio cover installed. While patio covers are often attached to people’s houses, note that you can also opt for a free-standing construction or have the patio cover integrated into the existing structure of your home.

Colour palette

Whether you want your patio cover to stand out or to match your exterior windows and doors, the choice is yours. Just explore our wide range of RAL colours and you’ll surely find something to your liking.

Music, maestro!

Did you know Renson patio covers come with accessories, too? If you’re a music lover, integrated speakers are a must-have. Do you wish to enjoy your patio in the evenings as well? Then be sure to check out our LED lighting system. Meanwhile, our vertical screens, sliding panels and exterior curtains can provide plenty of shade whenever the sun gets too bright during the day. Or how about a Heat & Sound beam? Thanks to this integrated heating system, you get to relax under your patio cover even on cold winter days. 

That little something extra

Hungry for more? No problem! Because your patio cover is modular, you can link it to another cover to create one extra-large roof. You can use this technique to easily extend your patio cover both in length and in width. Virtually anything’s possible. You can even combine a fixed roof with a louvred canopy!

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Match your carport to your patio cover thanks to the Algarve Line

carport patio cover matching style

If you’re considering adding a carport and a patio cover to your dream home, having them match both each other and the style of your home is crucial if you don’t want your project to seem like an afterthought. Which is exactly why Renson created the Algarve Line! 

Algarve Line

Renson’s new Algarve Line comprises a patio cover and a carport, specially designed to match. What’s more, both structures can be customised to mimic the style of your home, making it look as if they’ve always been part of the architecture.

A patio cover to match any architectural style

The Algarve patio cover is a sight for sore eyes. Having no visible screws and giving off a light and airy vibe, the patio cover complements both modern and classic architectural styles perfectly. By having the elegant frame of the Algarve painted the same RAL colour as your exterior doors and windows, the patio cover makes for a seamless addition to your home. Did you know, by the way, that the roof of the Algarve features rotatable slats? That means you’ll always be able to control the amount of sunlight shining on your patio.  

Must-read: About to buy a patio cover? 3 things to bear in mind

Algarve Canvas: an elegant yet sturdy carport 

Just like the Algarve patio cover, the Algarve Canvas carport looks strikingly slim and is available in exactly the same range of RAL colours. The roof has no visible intermediate beams and therefore looks anything but heavy, but make no mistake: the aluminium structure is extremely sturdy and resistant to heavy storms. The Fixscreen canvas attached to the bottom is exceptionally strong and guaranteed to never tear, thanks to Renson's patented technology. It is available in eight different colours.

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Should you opt for a screen roof or a louvred canopy?

Screen roof

Still dreaming of that cosy breakfast nook outdoors, right next to your garden? Do you love enjoying the sun on the patio but fancy a bit of shade there, too? There’s always a good reason for having a patio cover installed. Choosing which type of cover you’re getting, however, can be a bit of a dilemma. To help you make a well-informed decision, this article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of screen roofs and louvred canopies in a nutshell. 

Installing a patio cover with a screen roof

In any case, you can’t go wrong with a Renson screen roof. The advantages speak for themselves! 

Advantages

All Renson screen roofs come with patented Fixscreen technology. That means you’re getting a patio cover which is:

  • wind-resistant (up to 100 km/h),
  • UV-resistant
  • waterproof
  • equipped with water ducts so your furniture doesn’t get wet whenever you close the screen 
  • remote-controlled (optional) and compatible with smart home systems

Disadvantage

Keep in mind that patio covers with a screen roof cannot be free-standing: they must always be attached to an existing structure. Renson does, however, offer a wide array of colours so that you can perfectly match your patio cover to your home.

The pros and cons of a louvred canopy

If you decide to have a louvred canopy installed, you’re getting a very stylish patio cover that comes with loads of interesting features.

Advantages

Arguably the most striking advantage of a louvred canopy is its minimalistic look which matches any style. Just like with Renson screen roofs, you can simply tilt the slats using a remote control. By the way, did you know the Camargue Skye even comes with retractable slats? And that you can have your Renson louvred canopy fully customised to your liking? Rest assured, though: once the slats are closed, not a single drop of rain will seep through. Are you considering placing your canopy a little further down the garden? The choice is yours! Louvred canopies can be either free-standing or attached to your home.

Disadvantage

A louvred canopy may not be your cheapest option, but it certainly is worth the investment as you will be able to enjoy it for years to come.

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Top-quality awning fabric is a must for your patio cover

top-quality awning fabric

While the colour and shape of a patio cover are usually the first things to attract the eye, the quality of the canvas or awning fabric is at least as important – if not more so. Before you hurry to a dealership, be sure you know all the features that set top-quality awning fabric apart. Read on to discover all you need to! 

Come rain or shine

Opting for a Renson patio cover means you never have to worry about the weather conditions. Both the structure and the canvas can handle gusts between 100 and 120 km/h, depending on the type of cover you pick. In other words, your beautiful Renson patio cover will remain standing even after a 12 Beaufort hurricane! 

Specialised tests have shown that Renson’s screen roofs and awning fabric are extremely wind-resistant regardless of their position, thanks to the patented Fixscreen technology and the ingenious zipper system.

The right awning fabric keeps your patio nice and cool 

Next to being able to take a beating, awning fabric must be UV-resistant to keep your patio from turning into a sauna on those hot summer days. Ideally, though, the awning is retractable, so you can still get your tan on whenever the mood strikes you.

Don’t forget about drainage

Your patio cover must have a completely water-resistant canvas, that’s a given. But don’t forget about drainage, either, unless you want your patio furniture to get soaked every time you close the awning after a rain shower. The Renson Lapure is equipped with a drainage system to direct the water to and through the columns on the side – even if the awning is half open.

 

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How to decorate a garden where everyone feels right at home

tips for decorating your garden

Preparing your signature snacks, folding the perfect napkins, lighting candles, putting together the ultimate playlist, ... Don’t you just L-O-V-E hosting a good party? So do we! If you’re looking for ideas to decorate your garden in such a way that it makes all your friends and family feel right at home, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to get inspired!

Lighting the path to party success

Your guests are having a great time chatting the evening away, and … Hey, what happened to the sun? When you’re hosting a party that’s likely to continue after dark, make sure your garden is well-lit. A romantic light garland is an easy means to set the right mood, but don’t forget to illuminate your (main) garden paths as well to keep your guests from tripping.

Kicking back under the patio cover 

If there’s one thing no garden party guest can resist, it’s a cosily decorated patio cover. Next to offering a lovely view of your garden, a decent patio cover shelters everyone from the wind and rain – so there’s never any need to rush back inside when it starts to pour. You can complement your Renson patio cover with all kinds of extras to make it even more comfortable and inviting. By opting for integrated LED lighting, heating and side walls, for example, you make sure your guests can party hardy in the garden all year round.

Tip: a patio cover with built-in speakers turns even the simplest get-together into an unforgettable party at the touch of a button.

A touch of luxury

Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of luxury from time to time, right? Don’t hesitate to complete your patio cover with an outdoor fireplace and install a self-serve minibar filled to the brim with frosty drinks for your guests. The latter is especially convenient when you’re entertaining from under a free-standing patio cover that’s not adjacent to the kitchen.

Plants and flowers – in the right place!

It goes without saying that a garden without (hardy) plants and flowers can never look cheerful. However, spare your guests from wasp attacks and mosquito bites as much as possible by making sure not to plant things too close to your patio area. 

Decorate your garden for children, too

Your friends and family will be happy to know there’s a play area for their children, too, so let your imagination run wild! Just make sure to keep it safe and easy for parents to keep an eye on things at all times.  

 

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Glass sliding walls take your patio cover to the next level

glass sliding walls for your patio cover

We all love a home with large windows that make the room look bigger and let in plenty of sunlight, right? Then why not add them to your patio cover! There’s nothing quite like a patio cover with glass walls to get the most out of your outdoor space all year round.

Retractable glass walls for patio covers

When it comes to customising your patio cover, Renson offers plenty of possibilities, including retractable glass walls to shelter you from the rain and the wind – or let in fresh air if needed. You can open or close the glass sliding panels whenever you want, or simply leave them half open.

Tip: combine your glass sliding panels with a vertical sunscreen to keep the temperature on your patio from skyrocketing – and to avoid unwanted gazes from nosy neighbours. If you want, you can even have the sliding panels fitted with a lock for extra protection.

Enjoy your garden to the fullest

Do you take pride in your beautifully landscaped garden? Are you blessed with a stunning view? Or do you simply like to sit around and watch the birds explore your little piece of paradise? Thanks to a canopy with glass walls, you get to enjoy all that and more! And don’t you agree a glass patio cover looks so much more elegant than one that’s completely made of heavy materials?

A cleverly designed patio cover

A Renson patio cover with glass walls is a fine example of the amazing things design can achieve. The glass panels come with a built-in drain and you can effortlessly detach them for easy cleaning. What’s more, they slide both ways, which makes them all the more practical.

Glass sliding walls are currently available for the Camargue Line, Toscane and Lagune.

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