Patio Cover Construction FAQs

These patio cover construction FAQs will answer any queries you have about installing a patio cover. Still need help? Contact us and we'll be happy to serve you.

  1. Why install a patio or deck cover?
  2. What's better about your patio cover construction?
  3. What's the warranty?
  4. Does it stay year round?
  5. What about the snow load capacity?
  6. What colours does it come in?
  7. Can you enclose it later?
  8. Is it a 4 season room?
  9. Is it a 3 season room?
  10. Awning vs natural light patio cover, what's the difference?
  11. Do I need to remove or cover my furniture when it rains?
  12. What about hail, will it damage it?
  13. What is acrylite?
  14. What is the structure made out of?
  15. What about the UV rays?
  16. Is it hot under the patio cover?
  17. Can we screen it against mosquitoes/bugs?
  18. Do you have engineer plans to prove its solid?
  19. Why is a piered deck needed?
  20. What about a floating deck?
  21. Where do you attach the structure?
  22. What about a metal roof?
  23. Is every job custom?
  24. Can I see more pictures?
  25. What about a pergola?
  26. Can a pergola be covered with your material?
  27. Will it be bright under the patio cover?
  28. How far from the house can the projection go?
  29. Why are the panels 2 feet wide?
  30. Will it add value to my home?
  31. Can I cover my Hot Tub?
  32. Do you have free standing structures?
  33. It's windy here, is it a problem?
  34. How long to install it?
  35. Do we need a permit for our patio cover?
  36. What is the maintenance?
  37. Is it easy to clean?
  38. Does it come with eaves troughs?
  39. How do you attach it to my deck?
  40. Why do you sometimes need sonotubes?
  41. What surfaces can you attach the structure to?
  42. Where are you located?
  43. Do you give estimates?
  44. Do you have websites to look at?
  45. Can we see some installations already done?

Patio Cover Construction Answers

Why a patio or deck cover?
When it gets too hot or the rain comes out, a patio or deck cover does the job. A permanent solution adds to these benefits.

What’s better about your patio cover construction?
Lets the light through so that under the cover it's bright as well as inside the house. 100 percent UV protection and reflects the heat up to 75 percent. All this wrapped up in a permanent practically maintenance free solution.

What’s the warranty?
30 years on the roof for discolouring, cracking or yellowing, 10 years against hail perforation, 5 years on the structure and 2 years on the installation. That is the best warranty on the market!

Does it stay year round?
Yes, no need to put it up every spring and down every fall.

What about the snow load capacity?
Built to the snow load code standards for your area. Total peace of mind.

What colours does it come in?
White is the standard one with also Brown, Black and Sandalwood for a small fee. Finally we also offer any of the 3500 RAL colours for a bigger fee.

Can you enclose it later?
Absolutely, 90 percent of our customers do it this way. The cover first and later they enclose it. Some even enclose a section then later another one. It's the modular concept that allows you the flexibility and the whole process is seamless.

Is it a 4 season room?
No, these range from $50,000 and up and require a foundation. We can easily be converted into a 3 season room at a fraction of the cost of a 4 season room.

Is it a 3 season room?
Once enclosed, it can be. And considering the difference in price from a 4 season room, it's the selection of choice for most home owners.

Awning vs natural light patio cover: what's the difference?
Awnings need to retract in bad weather or can rip and drip, they need to be removed for winter and the covers last for a few years only and need replacing. It's also dark under an awning, and dark inside the home. Natural light patio covers are permanent, bright, low maintenance and last and last.

Do I need to remove or cover my furniture when it rains?
No, the structure is permanent, so the party can go on without all the guests running inside the home for cover.

What about hail, will it damage it?
No, we have a 10 year warranty on the cover against hail perforations, you're protected!

What is acrylite?
ACRYLITE® acrylic polymers are thermoplastics based on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). Click here for more details.

What is the structure made out of?
No maintenance aluminum.

What about UV rays?
100 percent UV protection.

Is it hot under the patio cover construction?
No, as a matter of fact our HEATSTOP product reflects up to 75 percent of the heat. So you can stay cool and those really hot summer days.

Can we screen it against mosquitoes/bugs?
Yes it can be done easily, and it comes with a swing door.

Do you have engineer plans to prove it's solid?
Absolutely, our plans are engineer stamped.

Why is a piered deck needed?
Nobody wants your deck to become a kite, so being anchored, the deck stays stable and on the ground.

What about a floating deck?
We do not install on floating decks, because they can become a kite if the wind picks up. We offer to anchor your deck for you if you want to.

Where do you attach the structure?
We can attach to the facia, over or under it as well as siding structures or brick or stucco. We also have free-standing structures.

What about a metal roof?
We cannot attach our structure to a metal roof, but attaching it to the facia is okay.

Is every job custom?
Absolutely, that's why we offer free estimates to advise you of the best options for your home and situation.

Can I see more pictures?
Yes you can, just click here.

What about a pergola?
A pergola is a wooden structure that does not have a "roof cover" per se, it's open so the rain and sun passes through and it also requires maintenance.

Can a pergola be covered with your material?
These wooden structures can be covered with our "wave roof" sheets or our RF system, ask us about it.

Will it be bright under the patio cover construction?
YES! That is the best liked feature we offer, our customers love it and you will too. The adjacent rooms in the home stay bright as well.

Your patio cover will let the light in and block the heat, you'll love it!

How far from the house can the projection go?
We can go as far as 24 feet away from the house; of course, we'll need to install additional I-Beams and posts for support. We can go as wide as you want.

Why are the panels 2 feet wide?
It's the ultimate combination of strength and solidity. We can build your cover as wide as you want it.

Will it add value to my home?
A permanent structure usually adds more value to your home than the cost of construction. The extra living space it provides is priceless.

Can I cover my Hot Tub?
Many people do in order to stop the rain or snow to fall on their heads. See our hot tub enclosures page.

Do you have free-standing structures?
Yes we do. They are cathedral style and look very good. They too can be enclosed.

It's windy here, is that a problem?
We have engineer plans that make sure you're safe and that the roof will stay.

How long to install it?
Within a day usually, your patio cover construction will be completed. Yes, it's that fast.

Do we need a permit for our patio cover construction?
We recommend you get one, yes. We help you in the process or even do it for you.

What is the maintenance?
- Virtually maintenance free because of the material used.

Is it easy to clean?
-Absolutely, a damp cloth will do the job. DO NOT use abrasives to clean it. It's that simple.

Does it come with eavestroughs?
Yes it does, and also with a downspout. So no dripping when it rains.

How do you attach it to my deck?
We attach on the cross sections so it's nice and solid. All engineered.

Why do you sometimes need sonotubes or technopiles?
Sonotubes or technopiles add strength when needed. For example on an interlocking brick patio, we need to anchor the patio cover construction with sonotubes or technopiles.

What surfaces can you attach the structure to?
Vinyl, wood, stucco, brick or free standing, if anchored properly.

Where are you located?
We have an office in Cornwall and to serve you best, we come to your home to give you an estimate, call us to book your no obligation appointment.

Do you give estimates?
Yes, free ones at that. Every job is custom, so we want to make it right and advise you properly before you do anything.

Do you have websites to look at?
Yes, you're on one now and to see more: Click Here

Can we see some installations already done?
Sure, give us a call. We have many satisfied clients that want to share the outcome of their patio cover construction with you. Go from Patio Cover Construction to the Ontario Patio Covers home page

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