Asked on May 14, 2019

How to build a patio cover?

MogieRedcatcecKelli L. Milligan


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.

    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.

    This site will offer you more ideas to choose from. Just click on the one that you like the best.

    Good luck!

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