Before we get too far into this, let this be a warning that you will likely benefit from this information if you have some familiarity with using tools, building small structures or have some handy skills. Let’s face it, some people just need to hire other people to build things. This is totally fine. In fact, without it, we would have an even tighter labor pool. When it comes to building a patio cover, you only need some basic skills, but your hard work will pay off.
To get started, let’s discuss what you will need to build your patio cover. In this example, we are going to be building a pergola. This is a simple type of patio structure, so it will serve as a good example. We will talk about the most common tools and use power tools wherever possible. So, if you read something that saws circular saw or miter saw, you could always use a hand saw, but that is just too much like real work. Patio covers lend themselves to a fairly quick build time, so you don’t want to waste it using a hand saw if your cut can be done in less than 5 seconds.
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