Here are some of our valued customers' FAQsMaterials and products:
What kinds of materials are available for patio covers and which is best to use?
Patio covers are available in: wood, vinyl, aluminum or steel. For those who like the traditional look of wood, and have no problem on giving it some attention every several years, the real wood patio cover will be your best option. For the ones who like the white clean look with minimum maintenance, aluminum is preferable. Vinyl is another alternative, but this material tends to be expensive. Steel patio covers are very impressive, usually installed with welding and if painted correctly, they can last many years.
Can I have my solid patio roof with skylights for extra sun?
Yes. Most of our solid roof covers have a designated skylight panel.
Can I install a new light fixture or a ceiling fan on my patio roof?
Yes. Most of our roof systems offer a unique channel system which allows you to insert electric wires for various kinds of electrical purposes.
What kind of texture does the aluminum patio cover have?
Most of the aluminum products we have available for patio covers have the wood grain texture.
Do I need rain gutters for the solid patio roof?
Most of our solid patio roof panels are integrated with a unique rain gutter system.
What kinds of posts are available?
For wood patio covers There are many options. The basic posts are standard 4"x4" but can also be made out of 2x6, 6x6 and so on. Posts can also be made out of steel, bricks, cement, standard framing and stucco. Aluminum patio posts are usually 3"x3", sandwiched between a pair of 2x6's, and can also be upgraded to the impressive roman columns.
Can I use my existing patio cover framing to support new aluminum roof panels?
If your existing framing system is solid and sturdy, there is a good chance that it will work. A Patios4All professional will examine your existing system and will provide you with the details you need.
Is it necessary to have windows in my patio enclosure walls?
Yes. According to most city codes, a standard patio enclosure must have a minimum of 60% windows and doors.
Are dual pane (energy saving) windows available for patio enclosures?
What does the warranty cover?
All of our aluminum and vinyl products carry a lifetime warranty against peeling and chipping.
Will I ever have to paint my patio again?
No. Our aluminum patio products are guaranteed against fading, chipping and pealing. The wood patio covers usually require some maintenance every few years depending on its location, humidity and the amount of direct sun.
Do I need a city building permit?
All patios require a city building permit.
What's involved with acquiring a permit?
Obtaining a permit usually requires drawing a plan describing the lot, the dimensions of the future patio, setbacks, specifications and footing details. Submit for plan check approval and of course city application fees.
Who usually submits the application for building a patio cover?
It is usually the contractor who is building the patio cover or a designated draftsman/architect hired by the owner. Patios4All offers this full-service!
How long does it take to get approved?
In some cases, it can get approved "over the counter" while sometimes it may take a few weeks.
Will a city inspector come to inspect my patio cover/enclosure?
Yes, usually 2-3 Inspections: Foundation, framing and Final. All city inspections will be accompanied by a Patios4All inspector.
How does it work? What am I getting?
Contact us by sending a short form or simply dial our toll-free number at 800-742-3585 to schedule an in-home free estimate to your convenience, you are not obligated to anything!
We promise that within this meeting you will be provided with almost everything there is to know about patio covers, pergolas, carports or patio enclosures. We will help you choose the best patio design, color, size and material that suit your needs and your budget.
Based on your preferences our professional project manager will provide a quick and accurate estimate that will describe the size of the patio cover, the materials that may be used, the estimated completion date and of course the price. Guess what? Our prices never change once written. No surprises — No hidden fees.