Lone Star Patio Builders specializes in patio cover construction throughout the Greater Houston area. We offer design ideas & suggestions to help create the perfect outdoor space for your backyard. Lone Star has built hundreds of patio covers all over Houston in many different styles & using many different types of materials.If you are just starting to consider building a shade cover for your backyard you will most likely have many questions. Some of the most common questions are listed below.
Most Common Patio Cover Construction Questions
What is a patio cover?
A patio cover is an outdoor shade structure designed to provide 100% shade coverage & complete rain protection to any backyard area. Most patio covers are built attached to an existing home because they are more functional but detached covers are also possible.
What is a patio cover called?
A patio cover can have different names but most often they are called patio covers, covered patios & even awnings. Each term is correct although awning generally refers a shade structure that is small in size & may be retractable.
How much does a patio cover cost?
Patio cover construction costs can vary depending on the type of material that is used. An aluminum patio cover for example can cost as little as $20.00 per square foot while a wood frame cover can cost as much as $120.00 a square foot or more.
Do I need a permit to build a patio cover?
Most often you will need a building permit. Depending on where your home is located will determined whether a city or county permit is required. We also suggest getting approval from your Homeowner’s Association prior to construction.
What is the best material for patio covers?
The best material for patio cover construction depends on the budget & style choices used. Aluminum materials are the most popular for patio covers because the cost of construction is so much less than wood frame covers. Aluminum materials are more durable than wood & come with a lifetime warranty.
How much is a wood patio cover?
A wood patio cover is the most expensive construction option. An average wood patio cover can range from $80.00 per square foot to $120.00 per square foot. Since construction costs decrease as size increases, wood frame construction is not the best choice for smaller projects.
How to get a free quote to build a new patio cover?
To get a free quote just call 281-773-1255 or fill out the contact information on this page.
The Most Popular Patio Cover Options
- Outdoor Ceiling Fans.
- Custom Lighting.
- Outdoor Speakers.
- Aluminum Roof Panels.
- Outdoor Televisions.
- Custom Posts & Column styles.
- Decorative Stamped Concrete.
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We design each roof & porch extension, awning & carport to meet your style, taste, & budget. Our professional estimators will design your project to meet your outdoor living needs. We are an active member of the Better Business Bureau and we look forward to earning your business.
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