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I DON’T REALLY NEED THAT PERMIT… DO I? Have you heard the phrase “A picture speaks a thousand words?” Of course…we all have. This is the one that I usually pull out and show to customers who ask if they really need a permit to have a patio structure built. We were called out on…

Custom work. Not a phrase tossed about in the patio industry with any regularity. A goodly portion of the products look pretty much the same, other than some color variations from one line of offerings to another. Solid (flat pan,) open lattice and insulated roof panels are the norm for patio covers. New products like…

Customization of your patio cover has come a long way in the last year or so. Just a quick mention here of choices you have when you’ve decided to install an open lattice style of patio cover. 50-50 coverage used to be the mantra… Half shade and half sun. The square tubes that ran the…

You want a patio cover.  Actually, you need a patio cover.  Not a wooden patio cover, of course…why deal with the fading, peeling, cracking paint, sagging support beams, termites and inevitable rot issues?  Metal it is.  A guaranteed paint job and low maintenance are the cornerstone of your backyard decoration planning.  Smart. Now the tough…

Most of the time the patio covers that we install for homeowners are attached to either an existing concrete slab or we arrange for a new slab to be poured.  This provides for attachment for the posts, and the top is connected to the house and a header beam, which ties into those posts.  But…

     Patio covers come in many styles, but basically two types…open lattice and solid.  There are some motorized products that open and close, but we’ll leave those out for this particular discussion.  Actually, since this particular topic is, essentially, “Which solid should I buy?”  I’m leaving lattice particulars for another time as well.    …

    Welcome to the roomsncovers blog!  I will be your guide to all things patio covers and patio enclosures.  I have decided to try and get information about our industry out into the internet space with regular posts on different topics related to our business…SHADE! Seriously, we get many, many questions when when we…