Mounting to the house wall
First of all, let’s discuss the money savings when attaching a patio cover to your house wall, which can be considerable. If you are budget-minded and wanting to minimize costs, you should always attach your patio cover to your house wall. Keeping in mind the height of the cover should be a minimum of eight feet.
Freestanding covers can be up to 2 to 3 times more expensive than attached patio covers, so try to be mindful. Remember, the cost saving of bolting and installing your posts directly to your existing concrete can save you hundreds of dollars and from costly unnecessary work. One of the many benefits when designing your new Alumawood Tm. Aluminum patio cover structure. Footings can be expensive. The further you build your cover in projection, the closer your post become to one another. We have a solid top patio cover on our promotion page that offers just that. Our Promotion page
Mounting to your fascia board
Secondly, when attaching to your fascia board, you must consider height limitations, size of the fascia board, and rainwater runoff onto your cover. You do not want other roofs draining on to your patio cover. Open top lattice structures do not need to be sloped.
Height is probably the most crucial consideration when designing your new patio cover, and surely, no one wants a low lying patio cover. A fascia board attachment should be a minimum 8’ or more in height. The fascia board should be a minimum size of 2” x 8” to accept the aluminum patio cover rafters, Hanger, or ledger. Attaching your cover directly to your home’s fascia without considerations of rainwater from other roofs can overload the system, which causes leaks. Here is a link: Our Blog post about leaking patio covers
Mounting to your rooftop
And finally, roof mounts are a great way to get an extra foot or two of height. Attaching to your existing homes roof through your asphalt tiles with L brackets makes for a more comfortable and less costly option. There is no need to pull back your roof tiles from your roof, as you would do with concrete shingles. Nevertheless, there are many other customized options available depending on the unique layout of your home’s exterior, and we specialize in and all of them.