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Old 01-10-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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I have a grand idea for a patio for our new house...but never having done a patio or a deck, or anything like this before, I'm not sure if I'm being naive with my dreams...lol Click on each image to see the full sized version.



So, we're thinking of this (sorry for the incredibly poor paint shop attempt):




Is this even possible?

How much would we be talking for each stage to either do it on our own or pay someone?

Stage 1) extend the slab and take care of the sprinklers in the mean time
Stage 2) frame out the posts and finish them
Stage 3) put the roof on (again, shingled)


I have no problem taking on most of this on our own, but I'm hesitant about tying into the existing roof of the house...

I'm sure I've oversimplified this a great deal, so please forgive me.

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Old 01-11-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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You really need some local contractors to evaluate what you want. You state a patio, but this isn't a patio. The blurbs were a little small for me, but it looks like a covered porch. Maybe enclosed, maybe open.
As drawn, it doesn't really integrate into the house structure. It's sloped, it's flat at the ends, it drops below the roof by the door onto the brick.
Call some local contractors and hash out the details. You'll get a much better sense of cost based on a design that adds to the house.
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Consider pavers and a pergola.
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The blurbs were a little small for me, but it looks like a covered porch.
Click on the image and it will take you to the larger full size image.

A covered porch would be more like it.


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As drawn, it doesn't really integrate into the house structure. It's sloped, it's flat at the ends, it drops below the roof by the door onto the brick.
Like I stated, it's a poor rendition...it's more or less a general concept.

HOW the roof line needs to go can change as needed.
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Solara Patio Covers would be a great addition to this. It opens and closes to allow sun (98% direct sunlight) and close (to be 98% waterproof) with a touch of a button. www.patiocover.us
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I'm not so much looking for a retractable solution here.
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looking at the photos I would say you are going to need to talk to some one about permits. If so you may need to have them drawn, when you get those then you can ask for some bids from local contractors and make an informed decision on if you should try it yourself or higher a pro. the job its self is not that big but if you have doubts about the roof the whole job may be over your head, LOL. Good Luck

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