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Extending your existing patio or verandah may be the solution you are looking for. In previous blogs we have talked about why it’s a great idea to build a verandah, patio, pergola or gazebo. Today we will be talking about the possibilities to expand on the existing outdoor covered areas you already have with a patio roof extension.
Many Australian homes have an existing verandah or patio, but the space is simply too small to be useful. What options do you have to add on to an existing verandah or patio? This question is mainly answered by what space you have at the home.
If there is space available in front of the verandah then installing a fly-over patio roof may be the best way to go.
One of the most popular patio options currently is a fly-over patio. This means the new roof is supported by attaching posts or brackets to the existing house frame. This enables the height of the new roof to be higher than the gutter level of the home. This offers better protection from the weather and airflow is also improved which will move the emanating heat from the roof sheets.
The increased height permits the installation of fans, which increases the comfort level of the area particularly in summer months. A flyover roof option offers a clean and modern finish whilst giving the occupants open spaces and extra headroom. Installing a fly-over patio will add value to your home, and it also creates a wonderful outdoor living area that can be used all year round.
If you already have an outdoor area attaching a patio roof to the existing roof can be a great way to make it an all-weather area.
We can match the colours and design for a seamless look.
If there is no space near the home itself, but there is a good area further down the garden, then maybe look at a covered pathway and stand alone Gazebo. A freestanding Pergola or Gazebo installed away from the home is also a great option to increase your outdoor usable areas.
This area also offers a great place to unwind or socialise. A Gazebo can be a great place to set up the BBQ or outdoor kitchen. The roof offers shelter and being in the open air means the smoke can escape easily. Many people use a Gazebo as a dining area, or a relaxing place with comfy chairs and a fire pit. It is also a great photography location at your home for those special occasions. If you wanted to make it an all-weather Gazebo you could also consider a covered pathway leading to the Gazebo so if it is raining you don’t need to get wet to reach the destination, and you could install roll down clear plastic curtains to protect against wind and rain (just like outdoor areas in restaurants).
The most common use for outdoor living areas is for a second kitchen and entertaining, but really the uses are limitless … you might use the area for a gym, pool table, table tennis, reading nook, yoga, outdoor movies, chill out zone …
These are just three options that you may choose to add additional space to your existing outdoor areas in your home by adding a roof over your patio.
Get an obligation-free quote using our patio roof calculator for an estimate, or Get in touch with the team to discuss your patio roof at Diamond Patios to talk about your patio roof plans.