The Heat Is On!

By Nissa Halquist

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Read 408-June 2017
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Winter’s over! The rain is gone! The heat is here! Get covered up by Patio Bra. Even though the summer is here, you likely haven’t forgotten the recent cold, wet weather yet. You may be surprised to learn that in both circumstances–hot and cold–Patio Bra and RAL Builders keep things covered, dry and temperature controlled in outdoor living areas. Basically, what this means is that you can greatly extend the time you will be able to be outside and enjoy the fresh air.

RAL Builders works directly with Patio Bra to construct outdoor trellis structures and keep them securely and attractively covered. A Patio Bra cover is measured and custom made for the top of your outdoor lattice structure. It is made out of durable high tenacity filament nylon with a protective laminate vinyl coating, with a variety available in 85% mesh or even a rain-blocking 100%–depending on your protection needs. Installed flat and secure to a pergola, it is warrantied to last for 5 years (but you can probably count on 15 years or more).

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Once a trellis is covered overhead, you can complete your outdoor space with Patio Bra outdoor curtains. Made out of the same durable material as the covers–and also custom made–these curtains essentially act like walls around a patio area, adding a softening sense of décor and privacy. When pulled closed, they are especially useful for keeping cool from outdoor heat. Just like that, you literally have a comfortable outside room.

Now, these curtains are available with your choice of installation. First there is the traditional version, with grommets that you can pull along powder-coated stainless rods. This option allows for curtains to hang between two patio posts or along the outside of the structure with finials at either end of the rods.

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Or you can get the curtains installed with the new track system with trolleys. This new option is the only outdoor application of a curtain track system available today; it’s super-easy and smooth to use and provides an even more seamless look than the rods. It is also made out of stainless steel for maximum weather resistance. You can check out all your outdoor curtain options at

As cozy as a Patio Bra and curtains can make a space during the fall and winter, they can help your room stay that much cooler and comfortable in the spring and summer months. The curtains and cover block the sun and its harmful UV rays at any time of day, including the scorching late afternoon Western exposure.

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As illustrated by the photo here, the temperature difference under the Patio Bra and curtains can be 10s of degrees cooler than it is right above and around them (and vice versa in the winter). For comfortable outdoor living almost year-round, that’s definitely keeping things covered.

*Throughout California and Nevada, Patio Bra and RAL Builders have worked together to provide thousands of custom designs and installations of pergolas and other outdoor structures, patio covers and curtains. So you can get the outdoor room you’ve always wanted with no waiting. For more information, call Patio Bra and at (916) 742-5094 or RAL Builders at (916) 960-4889.*


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