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How to Add a Roof to an Existing Patio

These three projects add up to a sturdy, long-lasting roof for your patio.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

Rafters, plywood and waterproof barrier come together for a welcome retreat from the sun over an existing patio.

Add a roof to your existing patio with three simple projects:

1
  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

Create Rafters for a Patio Roof

Start with the rafters when adding a roof to your patio or deck.

2
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    Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

Lay Plywood Over Patio Rafters

Stage Two of the patio roof project has you laying plywood over the rafters.

3
  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

Add a Waterproof Barrier to a Patio Roof

A two-layered waterproof barrier is added between the plywood and tiles on this patio roof.

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