Patio Overhang Construction
Custom patio overhang construction projects that cover patios create outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed by homeowners year-round. Immensely popular, Cutting Edge has become experts in creating the outdoor space of your dreams through the design and building of patio overhangs to match your lifestyle and home design.
We work with all budgets, from simple attached overhangs to stand alone outdoor kitchen overhangs. Read on to learn more about patio overhangs, then contact us if you are interested in finding out more about the construction process or to get a free quote.
Top three reasons to build a patio overhang:
1. Protection from the elements: A patio overhang provides shelter from various weather conditions, including rain, snow, and excessive sun exposure. It allows you to enjoy your outdoor space regardless of the weather, extending the usability of your patio throughout the year.
2. Enhanced outdoor living: A patio overhang creates an additional functional space that can be used for various purposes. It can serve as an outdoor living room, a dining area, or even a space for entertaining guests. It expands the usable area of your home and provides a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.
3. Increased property value: Adding a patio overhang to your home can significantly increase its value. It enhances the overall aesthetics and appeal of your property, making it more attractive to potential buyers in the future. Additionally, a well-designed and well-built patio overhang can contribute to the overall curb appeal and architectural appeal of your home.
Top three types of overhang construction:
1. Attached Patio Cover: An attached patio cover is directly attached to the existing structure of your home. It utilizes the existing roofline and extends the roof over the patio area. This type of construction provides seamless integration with your home’s architecture and is often the most cost-effective option. It also allows for easy access from indoors to the covered patio area. This is the most popular type of overhang as it’s a permanent part of your home, and great for use all year long in any type of weather.
2. Freestanding Pergola: A freestanding pergola is a popular choice for patio overhang structures. It consists of vertical posts or columns supporting an open framework of crossbeams or rafters. While it doesn’t provide complete protection from the elements, it offers partial shade and can be adorned with climbing plants or a retractable canopy for added shade and privacy. A freestanding pergola adds a stylish and aesthetic element to your outdoor space.
3. Louvered Patio Cover: A louvered patio cover is a versatile option that allows you to adjust the amount of shade or sunlight you desire. It features adjustable slats or panels that can be angled to block or allow sunlight, and they can also be fully closed to provide complete protection from rain. Louvered patio covers offer flexibility in terms of controlling light, ventilation, and privacy, making them ideal for those who want customizable outdoor spaces.
These three types of patio overhang construction provide different styles and functionalities to suit various preferences and needs. As always, it’s important to consult with a professional contractor to determine the best option for your specific situation. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us!
Designers have several popular ways to finish a soffit, which is the underside of an overhang. Some of the most common methods include:
1. Vinyl or Aluminum Soffit: Vinyl or aluminum soffit panels are popular options due to their durability, low maintenance, and wide range of colors and styles. These panels are designed to fit together seamlessly, creating a clean and uniform appearance. They provide excellent ventilation while protecting the underside of the overhang from the elements.
2. Wood Cladding: Wood cladding adds a natural and warm aesthetic to the soffit. Popular choices include cedar, redwood, or other types of wood that are resistant to moisture and insects. Wood soffits can be installed in various styles, such as tongue and groove or board and batten, depending on the desired look. Proper sealing and periodic maintenance are essential to protect the wood from weathering.
3. Fiber Cement or Composite Soffit: Fiber cement or composite materials offer a durable and low-maintenance option for soffit finishing. These materials are resistant to rot, moisture, and pests. They can be painted to match the color scheme of your home and are available in different textures, such as smooth or wood grain, to mimic the look of traditional wood.
4. Ventilated Soffit: Ventilated soffits incorporate air vents into the design to allow for proper airflow and ventilation. These vents help prevent moisture buildup and reduce the risk of mold or rot in the attic or roof space. Ventilated soffits can be combined with any of the finishing options already mentioned for a functional and aesthetically pleasing result. We highly recommend incorporating ventilated soffits into your build to avoid these risks and to ensure long life of your overhang.
The choice of soffit finishing will depend on factors such as the desired style, maintenance requirements, climate considerations, and budget. Consult with us to provide guidance and help you select the best soffit finish for your specific project.
Whether you are looking for a deck cover, or a shade structure, overhangs are generally the most popular way to create covered outdoor spaces.