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What are my options when attaching a patio cover to my home?

Mounting to the house wall

First of all let’s talk about the savings when attaching to your house wall which can be considerable. If you are on budget and would like to minimize your costs the best way is to attach your patio cover to your house wall as long as your height is 8’ and above, while bolting down the posts to your existing concrete. Freestanding covers can be up to 2 to 3 times more expensive than attached patio covers so try to be mindful. This is one of the many benefits when designing your new Alumawood Tm. Aluminum patio cover structure. Concrete footing are not required as long as your post spacing meets the engineering standards and requirements, but that all depends on your projection of how far out you want your cover to be. The further you project in length the closer your post are 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 mounting to your fascia board you must consider height limitations, size of the fascia board, and rain water runoff onto your cover from other roofs above with full consideration of the slope of the solid top patio cover. Open top lattice structures do not need to be sloped.

Height is probably the most important option when designing your new 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. When attaching to you fascia board you may have issues with rain water runoff onto your solid top patio cover that’s because the amount of water can overload its gutter system and downspouts. Here is a link: Our Blog post about leaking patio coversh

Mounting to your roof top

 And finally, roof mounts are great way to get that extra foot of two of height. The easiest option is if your existing homes roof has asphalt shingles, it’s easier and less costly to attach over your roofs rafters with L brackets and ledger outside your house wall and with this option there is no need to pull back your roof tiles, like concrete tiles would need. Nevertheless, there are many other customized options available depending on your unique layout of your homes exterior and we specialize and all of them.

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