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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.

Materials

  • 1/2" plywood
  • 2x6 boards
  • galvanized lag screws
  • galvanized nails
  • aluminum flashing
  • clips
  • chalk
  • ledger board
  • galvanized steel joist hangers

Tools

  • carpenter's pencil
  • chalk line
  • hammer
  • level
  • power drill
  • tape measure
  • utility knife
  • saw
  • ladders
  • sawhorses

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