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Author: 
Kevin
Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014

The Struxure Construction Checklist

Before you can start enjoying a new Struxure roof, there are a number of things that need doing. We’ve simplified the pre-construction process for you by coming up with a basic checklist for new louvered roof customers.

1. Check in with the HOA.

Being a homeowner has its challenges. One of those challenges is getting through the red tape put up by the neighborhood homeowners’ association. When it comes to your home’s outdoor living areas, the HOA can create some sticky situations. It’s best to find out what kinds of coverings your area allows before starting a major patio project. Some factors they may have a say in include colors, dimensions and construction materials.

2. Decide where you want your roof to go.

After talking to your HOA, the next step is choosing where you want it to go. We’re able to install our adjustable roofs almost anywhere. They can be free-standing over a patio or attached to your home on one side to hang over a deck or lanai. If you have more than one outdoor living space, you may need to decide which one needs better shade control… or get a roof for both!  An Struxure adjustable louvered roof makes a great addition to any concrete patio or wooden porch.

3. Choose your roof.

This is the most exciting item on the pre-installation “To Do” list! When it comes to deck and patio covers, there are a number of different structures to choose from for shade and inclement weather protection. All our adjustable roofs can provide rain coverage and full shade when closed and warm breezes and full light when open. Think of all the great ways you’re going to use your roof before choosing a model. If you’re making an outdoor kitchen, for example, you may want to build a counter before getting your roof and you may even want places for fans. However you plan on utilizing the roof, we know it will give you shade when you want it and access to fresh air and sunshine when you don’t!

4. Assess the installation site and clear the way.

Definitely find out if any wires or gas lines are buried near the job site. Underground cables and gas lines can cause complications during patio transformations. They generally pose no threat to projects with minimal digging involved, but you should always check to make sure your project won’t disturb wires or pipes before you get to work. With a little forethought, these obstacles can be taken care of before any accidental backyard floods occur. Check the area for low hanging branches and intrusive tree roots while you’re at it. When installing a new patio cover, you need clear space above and below!

5. Accessorize.

Even before it’s built, you get to pick out which accessories you want paired with your patio cover from fans and overhead lights to benches and whatever else you can think of!