Adding Outdoor Fans to Your Backyard Patio

Adding an outdoor fan to your patio can be a great way to add comfort and decor to your home. There are a few things to consider before purchasing and installing an outdoor patio fan.

Weather and Maintenance

There's a reason why you can't just install an ordinary ceiling fan to your patio and call it good. Patio fans are subjected to harsh weather conditions, sudden temperature fluctuations and environmental hazards. Outdoor patio fans are designed to survive such assaults, but still require a fair degree of maintenance and cleaning compared to indoor fans. If you live in an area that undergoes constant weathering, it's important to keep in mind the work you will have to put in to keep your outdoor fan in good condition.

Design and Aesthetics

A ceiling fan can be an attractive element of your patio design, so time and care should be expended in finding the perfect fan for your home decor. There are a wide variety of styles, sizes and shapes to fit any use or theme. Depending on the size of your patio, you may consider more than one fan if you want to cool larger areas.  Wider blades circulate larger areas.