Asked on May 14, 2019

How to build a patio cover?

MogieRedcatcecKelli L. Milligan
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want to build patio cover with spouting. I have 5 WROUGHT iron posts. no L shaped corner. All straight.

4 answers
  • Mogie
    on May 14, 2019

    Do you want a cover that looks professional or do you want to do this as cheaply as possible? What type of material do you want to use? A picture would be helpful. If that isn't possible more info would help. What are the dimensions?

    • Keith Brown
      on May 15, 2019

      12 by 24 but do not need to go full 24. I would like to go as cheap as possible but look professional. I have five posts. not sure what to use as frame and want spouting on front. A friend i have has a smaller one where the spouting is part of frame yet does not show.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on May 15, 2019

    What's spouting?

  • Redcatcec
    on May 15, 2019

    Spouting is the gutter/downspout system to remove rainwater.

    You may want to check and see if you need to get a building permit for you project before attempting this project.

    Please repost with a picture so you can get the help you need.

  • Mogie
    on May 15, 2019

    Keith there are a few different ways to do this. Depends on what you like the best.

    You could go with a kit that you install.

    https://www.ebay.com/bhp/patio-cover-kits


    The big problem I have with those is they aren't always good in a place that get a lot of snow. We had a once in a century snow storm a few months ago and several people that had metal carports woke up to flattened carports from the weight of the snow.


    This one is a modified trellis. Will provide shade but not complete protection from rain. Plus if you use wood lattice there is the constant upkeep due to wood rot.

    https://www.kenarry.com/how-to-build-diy-covered-patio/


    This site will offer you more ideas to choose from. Just click on the one that you like the best. https://sanantoniohomeinspector.biz/inspirational-inexpensive-patio-cover-ideas-bw00i4/


    Good luck!

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