New patio cover!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Our front patio faces east and doesn't get shade till the afternoon. We have a gorgeous view over the bay and like to sit and have our morning coffee watching the boats go in and out. We do get a lot of wind and found that the umbrella doesn't hold up... it has been blown inside out several times, so most of the time it's not an option. We finally bit the bullet and decided to have a cover build.
This is the before:
Work in progress:
They put up a steel frame
The frame was covered with roof tiles - each of which was screwed onto the frame to make them secure. We can get tropical storms and even hurricanes here..
They did a wonderful job and guess where I had my breakfast this morning? Yes! On the patio :) The new cover will provide shade so now we can actually use it much more.