Patio cover design plans are available online from PatioCover.com and Woods Shop. Landscaping Network, HGTV and Better Homes and Garden provide online ideas for decorating and designing a covered patio.
PatioCover.com features a variety of patio cover design plans that are available for purchase online. Patio cover plans for different sized patios are provided and featured materials are wood and aluminum. This company also offers free quotes and brochures, as of 2015.
Woods Shop also sells patio cover plans in a variety of sizes. The design plans provided by Woods Shop are designed to the California Wildfire Urban Interface Code for Fire Resistance. The plans are adaptable in length and width as long as local beam and rafter span table codes are followed.
The Landscaping Network provides detailed planning tips and ideas for constructing a patio cover or pergola. A step-by-step process for installing a pergola is also featured. Additionally, ideas and tips for installing pergola accessories such as ceiling fans, solar panels and lighting are available. Similar information is available for other shade structure such as retractable awnings, gazebos, screened porches and sun rooms. Decoration design ideas for covered patios from HGTV include choosing a striped awning extension, using fabric strips as patio covers and using scrap wood to build covers.