Are you looking to install your own patio cover? We’re sure you have questions about your patio cover project. To make it easier for you, we’ve answered basic questions for your patio cover project.
How large should a patio cover be?
It should cover the area with enough perimeter allowance in order to protect the furniture and equipment in your outdoor area. If unsure, consult a professional or your chosen contractor for an expert opinion.
Should it be a solid or open patio cover?
This depends on the functions the outdoor area will be serving. If it’s to be your outdoor living room or kitchen that needs to be accessible regardless of the weather, then it’s better to install a solid patio cover. However, if you prefer to have a naturally lit patio, then it’s better to opt for an open, lattice-type of patio cover.
What roofing material should I use?
Your roofing material will depend on the type of patio cover you will be building. If you’re only extending your existing roofline, then you’ll use the same the materials. However, if it is for a freestanding patio cover, then you can choose a different roofing material such as asphalt, concrete tile, wooden shake, or vinyl.
What are roofing alternatives?
If you’re looking for a semi-solid or open patio cover, you can choose to install a pergola or a patio umbrella. Other modern patio covers can use steel, metal, aluminum, or polycarbonate sheets.
How much does it cost to install a patio cover?
A patio cover can cost from just under $1000 up $6000 depending on the size, material, and type of patio cover you’re going to build. As it has a wide range, it’s better to consult a professional for a rough estimate since it will also cover their contractor fee.