You may have missed out on getting a new patio cover installed in time for July 4, but if you’re planning for your July 24 celebrations, it’s not too late!

At Cool Covers, we’re still taking calls for July installations at (801) 396-2419.

People who get new patio covers installed in the summertime often tell us that they’ve changed the whole comfort level and atmosphere of their Independence Day and Pioneer Day gatherings with family and friends.

One reason they love our steel patio covers is that it’s safe and convenient to barbecue underneath them – whether the weather you’re contending with this July is sun, rain, or snow.

(Lately it seems like you never can tell with the weather in Utah!)

If it’s sunny and hot outside, a patio cover offers shade while still allowing smoke to escape up into the air, providing a cooking space that’s much more comfortable for you.

It also makes it easier for your guests to relax and enjoy your company while you’re preparing the meal – and for you to sit down and talk with them in a nice, inviting environment while keeping an eye on the grill.

If it’s raining or snowing, a patio cover will enable you to keep the grill going anyway – meaning even if the fireworks and the rodeo get snowed out, you’ll still be able to feed your guests well while the kids re-enact crossing the prairie in adverse weather conditions, as many early pioneers did.

To find out more about the joys of owning a patio cover, you can check out Cool Covers online at www.coolcovers07.com, e-mail scott@patiocoversutah.com, or call us at (801) 396-2419.

Also, please note: If you’re a qualified patio cover installer, we can always use a little extra help this time of year, so give us a shout!

Looking back on ten years as a small business here in Ogden, it’s amazing to see how much progress you can make in a decade.

“We were working out of our house when we first started,” says Elka Wallace, co-owner of Cool Covers with her husband, Scott.

“Now we own a building and an actual business, and we have people that come in all the time…just to sit there and talk to us about their products and what they’re doing, and we’ve become real good friends with a lot of people because of that.”

Cool Covers, which primarily sells patio covers, started in 2007; Scott Wallace already had more than 20 years of experience selling patio covers when he and Elka decided to go into business for themselves.

They worked out of their home at first, then a storage shed, and then the building that now serves as their shop.

Today they’re still doing what they did then – visiting homes for estimates and installations of their custom-measured product – but now they have 8 employees to help them keep up.

Based in Ogden, they serve customers from North Salt Lake to Logan and the surrounding area.

For Scott, patio covers – and the way they can improve people’s quality of life – has always been a passion.

“He is so sweet and so genuine and so honest about it. He won’t sell people stuff that they really don’t need to spend money on,” Elka says.

Ten years later, they can see their impact in the many happy customers and longtime friends who they’ve met just by doing what they do.

“It’s nice to know that just some simple patio cover can bring so many people together,” she says.

To find out more about Cool Covers, you check them out online at www.coolcovers07.com. They can also be reached by e-mail at scott@patiocoversutah.com or by phone at (801) 396-2419.