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  1. Building & Construction
    We want to install a 12’ x16’ pergola / patio cover along the side of our house in San Diego CA. Preference is attached vs freestanding since it is going to be adjacent to house the side of the house is currently stucco but we are changing it to stone veneer. We have already scraped off the...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi all. I just have hopefully a simple question. I want to build a patio cover on my patio. I want it to be more rectangular, so probably around 14x22. I want the 22' side to have as few posts as possible, thinking maybe I could purchase a glulam to help with this kind of span. I know the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello! My husband and I are coordinating a patio build (concrete floor, patio cover, outdoor kitchen) and are hoping for some insight on what order to conduct business. We have the hardscape and softscape designs and are planning to coordinate all the contractors involved to turn the vision into...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi all. Great to be a part of this forum, since I just joined, I could read all the posts for days and learn a lot. I do have a question though. Where can I go to get a patio cover designed?? Does a big box store do it or lumber yard? Here is what I'm looking for. My patio is 35x22. I...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Im building a 12' X 16' patio with suntuf polycarbonate roof panels for the roof. Is there any reason I need closure strips on the purlins? Should I screw the panels into the purlins or do I really need the closure strips to go on top of the purlins and then the panels screwed to strips? What is...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I am building a patio cover over a recently poured concrete slab, my main concern is the span between posts. I have included a diagram of my plan. I live in central Texas, not much rain and no snow to worry about. When I had the slab poured i was not planning on building a cover, since then...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    I have an existing 16' x 12' patio cover made of crisscrossing beams/joists, spaced 48" OC. I want to install 48" x 48" glass, plexiglass or lexan panels on to the wood beams to make a clear, waterproof outdoor cover. (I want to use flat panels, NOT multi-wall or corrugated.) Has anyone had...
  8. Building & Construction
    We are building a new patio and covering it with an aluminum arbor. The arbor will cover the patio in 2 sections: -- A-frame section 20' long by 14' wide -- Flat section 20' long by 38' wide, with a caveat: there is a Sago palm in the corner of the area that we don’t want to cover, about...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hello All, I've just moved in to my first house and am lining up all the little projects that need to be done. There are a few I hadn't anticipated! One is the ugly patio cover. It is fifty by twelve feet simple post and rafter. The rafters were, it seems, properly attached to the house and...
  10. Building & Construction
    I removed my deck from the backyard and will replace it with cement. I was curious if I should install a patio cover. The backyard is 24 feet deep by 53 feet wide. The tree is in front of the half cicle window. When looking at the photo with the windows, I will lay cement from the backyard...
  11. Building & Construction
    Concrete Footings for Patio cover I'm in the design and planning stages of building a patio cover over an existing slab in my back yard. I've already determined I will be spanning 13' and my beams will be 10' apart. Here is a photo of the site, which is california high desert. High wind loading...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hello All, This is my first post and wanted to start out by telling you all what a great site you have. I have used it as a reference many times. I recently had a concrete stoop at my back door demolished and am planning on building a set of stairs and a wooden landing (3'x4') to the back...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hello All, I am in process of designing my new patio / patio cover. I have searched the internet for a while to get the answer to my questions. I would like members profesional opinion on my project to make sure I am not missing anything. So here is its. I am getting concrete (stamped) patio...
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