Designing the Perfect Patio Cover: Tips and Tricks from S&S Design Build

A patio cover can transform an ordinary outdoor space into an inviting and functional living area. However, designing the perfect patio cover can be a daunting task. At S&S Design Build, we've been designing and building patio covers for over 12 years, and we've learned a few tips and tricks along the way. In this blog post, we'll share some of our expert advice for designing the perfect patio cover.


1. Consider the function of your patio cover before you begin designing, think about how you plan to use your patio cover. Will it be a place to entertain guests, a spot to relax and unwind, or a space to enjoy outdoor meals? Knowing the function of your patio cover will help you determine the size, shape, and features that are most important to you.

2. Match the design to your home, your patio cover should complement the style and architecture of your home. Choose materials and colors that will complement the existing aesthetic of your home, rather than clash with it.

3. Think about lighting, a patio cover provides shade and protection from the sun, but it can also create a dark and uninviting space. Be sure to include lighting in your patio cover design. This will make your patio cover a comfortable and inviting space to use even in the evening.

4. Add a ceiling fan to help circulate the air and keep you cool on hot summer days.

5. Consider adding screens, they can provide additional protection from the sun and insects. This can also create a more private and intimate space for you and your guests.

6. Don't skimp on materials, choose materials that are durable and low maintenance. At S&S Design Build, we use only the highest quality materials for our patio covers to ensure that they stand the test of time.

7. Trust the experts. Building a patio cover is a complex task that requires knowledge of local building codes, zoning regulations, and engineering requirements. Trust the experts at S&S Design Build to design and build a patio cover that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.


At S&S Design Build, we understand that designing the perfect patio cover can be a daunting task. However, with the right approach and expert guidance, you can create a functional and beautiful outdoor living space that you'll enjoy for years to come. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you design the perfect patio cover for your home.