Next we took a measurement. Since we have a large patio we decided to only cover part of it so we could also sit in the sun if we wanted to. We used the panels that later on can be used for a screen room just in case we want to add on.
The panels…oh what fun they were get home, not, lol. They are 12 feet long and we needed 26 sections:
Next we had to figure out how to lay it out. The frame needs to go up first so Mike starts off by drilling holes in the concrete:
Adding the base piece for the post:
Screwing in the L bracket before the post goes up:
The frame for our first 10 foot section:
Once that is up Mike screws the face piece that will hold the panels to the house. Now we can add the panels.
Mike cuts the panel to the length we need it. It was too hard for me to cut so I did the measuring and poor Mike had to do all the cutting which was really hard on the hands:
First panel going up:
I help Mike get the panels up and then he screws the panels to the house and to each other. They overlap so there is no leaking when it rains:
Moving right along…this is so much easier and lighter than wood:
We are halfway there:
Guess what's next? Yup…Mike has to take down this gutter…again, lol, but this is the last time…really:)
Once that is down we add the piece that hold the panels to the house:
We finish installing the panels to just past the door:
How the top of the panels look when screwed together:
New gutters going up:
And now adding the downspout for the new roof:
Now we have a nice new covered area to use with the hammock in the sun:)
We'll see how it all works out. Later on we may screen it in but for now we like it.
That's all for now.