Building A Covered Patio For Your Family
There are few things you need to know about how to build a covered patio. A covered patio is almost the same with pergola but it is attached to your house and usually occupied your back yard. That gives you benefit because your patio will be supported by the house. Then, the patio’s roof can be solid or open. It depends on the protection level you want.
First thing you should know is that a covered patio should be built directly at the house. This area needs to be protected from the sun and rain or weather changes. Mostly people opt to build their covered patio directly off the back door in order to promote a space extension of their home. You should have a consultation with a landscape professional to discuss about the proper location of your patio so that it receives maximum amount of shade. This kind of patio includes in dining area, outdoor fireplace, or built in grill. Next, the size of your covered patio depends on the area’s size you want to shade. If you make the covered patio to accommodate patio furniture, you should ensure the posts have enough space to enable people move around the furniture. Then, the ideal height of covered patio ranges from 8 to 12 feet tall. Remember that if the cover is tall enough, the elements will provide less protection. Meanwhile, if the covered patio is low, you may feel more crowded there. You certainly must discuss with the landscape architect or the patio installer about the proportional height for your patio. Furthermore, in the process of building patio you may confuse in deciding between open or solid roof for your covered patio. Well, you should know that solid and open covered patio give different levels of protection. A solid roof can block all sun light, rain or snow. Usually this solid roof is made of aluminum, but you can choose to have solid covered patio that is roofed with shingles too. On the other hand, an open roof will let sun light to filter through then creates a shaded area partially. Is there any chance on how to build a covered patio that is freestanding? Well, if you want a shade construction that is not attached to a building, you may build a pergola. So, you must find reference on pergola design.
Thus, a covered patio can be an alternative to make more space for your family gathering at the back yard. Try to elaborate more on how to build a covered patio.