Patio covers become very important and practical if homeowners do mind with the exaggerate sun light in their outdoor area: therefore, patio covers is need and instead of buying them in the store, the DIY patio covers can be great idea to cost less as well as to be creative with your own product.
DIY Patio Covers Tutorial
The first step you need to do for DIY patio covers is certainly preparing the supplies such as post base, 1-by 6 boards, 4 by 4 posts, 2 by 6 boards,2 by 12 boards, concrete anchors, level, nail gun, plywood, framing square, tar paper, stapler, metal screen, drill, and flashing. First, determine the pitch of roofline. After that, you need to adjust the post base with the concrete anchors tool. The third step, meanwhile, to put the 4 by 4 posts on the post base and then nail it to the post base. After finishing with this, you should make the support barn through setting the double 2 by 12 boards to the roof line; mark it at 2 feet on the center. After that, you need to follow the roof pitch design to be then cut the tails as well as the rafters. Then, you need to continue with cutting the ridgeline in order to set the rafter well organized
After that. Put the block among the rafter tails. Measure the piece of metal screeneing and staple it to the inside part of every block. Then, drill it around 1 ½ inch diameters. Finished with this, you need to take tarp paper to be installed at roof. Don’t forget to leave 6 inch to both sides for installing the shingles. Then, install the roofjack in 2 feet from the gridline and finish the roof underside with installing the sheating. At the end, you can wrap post base with 1 by 6 boards with cutting the length and wrap it as closely to the base. Now, your DIY patio covers are ready to use: however, if you want more practice, you can buy DIY patio cover kits for easy installation.