Making the roof of a patio

A patio is an excellent addition to any home, allowing more space for entertainment, the relaxation or play. Being an outdoor space, the elements of the exterior can play an important role in relation to what you can do in the yard. There are several options for elements outside environment are not a determining factor in the use of the yard, such as awnings, railings and roofs details. The ceilings are the most important application which will ensure that rain or snow does not disrupt your activities or requires less time for maintenance.


  1. Get a building permit from your local area. As the roof patio will adhere to the house, a building permit is needed.
  2. Measure and plot the patio area covering the roof. Make a detail of what will be the pending and new roof extension in relation to the existing one.
  3. Dig a hole to pour into the base (at the end of the concrete slab where it will end the end of the roof). The concrete base will support the ends of the roof. You should be 3 feet (0.9m) deep by 8 inches (20cm) wide.
  4. Pouring concrete into the hole. At the top, the bolt must be inserted to 7 inches (17.5 cm) deep and must be kept in place until dry concrete. There should be two of these, one at each end.
  5. Place a galvanized base support column with a 1 foot (30cm) on top of the concrete foundation, separating the support beam for the roof and concrete.
  6. Anchor support beam, which needs to be treated wood, the galvanized base column. The support beam must be between 6-8 inches (15 to 20cm) tall at least.
  7. Remove any or brick veneer laminate on top below the existing ceiling.
  8. Attach a ledge with the existing bolts to penetrate top plate or studs.
  9. Fixed beams or galvanized metal brackets to the outgoing beam.
  10. Extend the roof 2×4 tables of new beams at the end of the concrete slab. Make sure you have a slight slope to allow the rain to fall. Do not let the roof edge to be closer than 2 feet (60cm) from the edge of the property.
  11. Install support beams with galvanized brackets 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30cm).
  12. Cover the support beams with 3/4 inch (1.8 cm) thick treated plywood.
  13. Top with the subfloor and extends at least 18 inches (45cm) with the new ceiling exists.
  14. Cover with shingles or other roofing of your choice.