What is the temperature difference between Insulated and Non-insulated patio covers?
It depends on many factors, where you live, the height of your patio cover, and if all sides have exposure to airflow.
First of all, if you live near the ocean, the non-insulated product will work just fine for you. The appearance of the non-insulated material looks better and is more appealing. Most importantly, If there are only two sides open, an insulated product can work well without transferring heat under the Patio Cover. If all four sides are open around the cover, an insulated patio cover could be a waste of money. In an atrium where only one side is open, an insulated product is better. Generally, insulated tops are for room enclosures where there is no airflow, and disallowing heat transfer into the room.