Outdoor Patio Ceiling Fans

Often overlooked by improvement-minded homeowners in favor of flashier design elements, outdoor patio ceiling fans are one of several classic property features that can add tremendous value and utility to the space that they occupy. At Lone Star Patio Builders, we can install outdoor-rated ceiling fans in a wide variety of settings. These fixtures are especially popular in partially-covered areas like poolside alcoves, outdoor kitchens, sunroomspatio enclosures, screened in porches, and screen rooms. Relative to the cost of retaining a professional electrician after the construction process has been completed, it is far cheaper to install outdoor patio ceiling fans during an outdoor structure’s initial construction phase, especially when building a patio cover or covered patio in Houston, Texas.

Stay Cool in the Texas Heat With Outdoor Patio Ceiling Fans

On top of their aesthetic appeal, outdoor patio ceiling fans are a virtual necessity in Texas’ subtropical climate. A lot of the pergola questions that we get are regarding fan installation.  Many homeowners who retain us to install a ceiling fan in a new aluminum covered patio rave about the fixture’s ability to make hot, humid summer days bearable. In fact, outdoor ceiling fans may dramatically increase the attractiveness of the spaces that they grace and they are easily installed into our insulated roof panels.

Houston Patio Covers with Insulated Roof Panel and Outdoor Patio Ceiling Fans.

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Damp-Rated and Wet-Rated Outdoor Patio Ceiling Fans

Although there are many different types of outdoor patio ceiling fans, most of these fixtures fall into one of two broad categories: damp-rated and wet-rated. “Damp-rated” outdoor patio ceiling fans are designed to withstand high levels of ambient humidity and can typically be used in a fully-covered sunroom or screened in porch. However, damp-rated fans cannot safely be exposed to running liquid water.

It is important to note that many indoor ceiling fans are not damp-rated. At Lone Star Patio Builders, we strongly advise against installing regular indoor fans in any sort of outdoor covered patio environment. Since hot air is capable of holding more moisture than room-temperature air, indoor-rated fans that are exposed to the height of a Texas summer may fail prematurely.

Homeowners who wish to install outdoor patio ceiling fans in a partially-covered space like a latticed patio, pool deck, outdoor kitchen or pergola in Houston should opt for a “wet-rated” fan that can withstand rain and wind. These fixtures are completely sealed and can continue to operate in harsh outdoor environments for years on end.

Learn About the Perks of Outdoor Patio Ceiling Fans for Patio Covers and Pergolas

We are a local Houston patio construction company.  At Lone Star, we build metal and wooden outdoor covered patios like pergolas, patio covers, screen rooms, sunrooms, porches, patio enclosures, and outdoor kitchens. We have full accreditation from the Better Business Bureau and take care to use only the finest building materials and techniques. We have created inviting outdoor spaces for hundreds of homeowners across Texas and enjoy the support of dozens of repeat customers.

Our service lines include:

Houston Outdoor Kitchens
Houston Patio Covers & Covered Patios
Houston Pergolas
Houston Screen Rooms
Houston Screened Porches
Houston Sunrooms
Houston Patio Screen Enclosures.


Lone Star Patio Builders is your full service outdoor living contractor providing installation services in Houston, Austin, & San Antonio.