Do Outdoor Kitchens Need to Be Covered?

Having an outdoor kitchen installed on a deck or patio is a dream come true for most homeowners. If you’re looking to make that dream a reality by enjoying many pleasant afternoons grilling up a feast under the warm sun, you may be wondering if your new outdoor kitchen should be covered. After all, the sun can be overwhelming in the summer months, and of course rain is always a consideration.

At Durante Home Exteriors™, we recommend adding a cover to your outdoor kitchen, if for no other reason than to allow you to use it at any time, regardless of the weather. When you turn to us to remodel your outdoor space, we can deliver the perfect solution.

How We Can Remodel Your Patio or Deck

With the Outdoor Living by Durante™ collection, we can install a beautiful outdoor kitchen, customized to your liking, with a pergola cover that will provide shelter from the elements.

Outdoor Kitchens

If grilling up burgers on game day or making a romantic meal for your spouse under the stars sounds like your idea of a good time, you’ll love having one of our custom outdoor kitchens installed. Your new kitchen will feature a grill island with stainless steel appliances, cabinets and drawers, a sink, and other accessories you wish to include. It will also boast a chiseled-edge concrete countertop, as well as a gorgeous stacked stone or weathered wood finish.


A pergola is a type of patio cover that has a slatted roof, a beneficial feature if you like to feel the sun on your skin but don’t want it glaring in your face. At Durante Home Exteriors™, we can take it a step further by equipping your pergola with motorized operability, allowing you to fully close the slats for maximum shade and shelter from rain. And, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your new pergola will last for years thanks to its heavy-duty, extruded aluminum frame.

Designing Your New Outdoor Space

When you partner with Durante Home Exteriors™, you’ll be working with a highly reputable company that has years of industry experience and in-depth knowledge of the products we work with. During your consultation, we’ll discuss how you’d like to use your new outdoor kitchen, and then we’ll create a design to bring your vision to life. There are numerous ways we can customize your kitchen and pergola so that you can enjoy your patio to the fullest.

Delivering the Service You Deserve

After you’re happy with the design, we’ll schedule the installation, which you can trust will be handled with the utmost craftsmanship. In fact, the skills of our technicians are such that they can often complete the installation in as little as a day. And, we offer a 100% guarantee and will back our work with a lifetime labor warranty to protect your investment.

Let’s Get Started

We’re just as excited about your new outdoor kitchen and pergola as you are! To begin designing yours, or to learn more about the Outdoor Living by Durante™ collection, contact Durante Home Exteriors™ today.