There are many benefits to add a cover to your patio, with the first being that it adds to the property value. Also with a cover it gives extra shade if your patio sits in direct sun for most of the day, keeping the house cooler and preventing the sun from beating directly in your windows. Another benefit of a covered patio is that when it is raining you can sit outside and enjoy the weather without getting wet. Despite the humidity that rain can bring in the summer, sitting outside while it rains can be a very pleasant experience. Patio covers offer shelter if one wants to have a picnic lunch or even a party.
While patio covers may not protect you from all the elements, they work very well for unexpected downpours, UV protection, and maintaining snow-free entryways.