Asked on Aug 03, 2018

How do I build a cover for my small patio??

Doris Thompson
by Doris Thompson
  4 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Aug 03, 2018

    First thing is to check with your local building codes to see what is allowed and what type of permits may be needed. A simple solution is to buy a roll-up shade from a company like Sun Setter. There are too many options to discuss in a simple Q&A. You can buy a book at home improvement store or find free booklets with ideas to meet your needs. It has to be secure and safe.

  • Jeannie wallace Jeannie wallace on Aug 03, 2018

    Are you wanting full coverage like a frame and tin roof or would you like something more along the line of a pergola? Depending on what you are wanting, you should be able to research and find what best fits your budget and coverage requirements. Hometalk's tutorial team members have tons of videos for all sorts of coverage ideas so you could probably do your research right here.

  • Kate N Kate N on Aug 04, 2018

    If you are in a northern state that gets snow, or even if you just want something that you can remove easily, look into sun sails. They will shade your patio but aren’t permanent.