A flyover patio roof is a tough job to take on because of the nature of wood, and the potential for it to expand and contract with the seasons. If your home has an existing roof, you may want to consider replacing that instead of getting a new one. You can buy prefabricated roofs from most home improvement stores, or even hardware stores. These are easy to put up and take down, but you should check with the homeowner’s association in your area to make sure you can do it.
If you’re not interested in spending the money on a new roof, you may be able to use another type of roofing system. This might include adding metal flashing to the edges of your roof. Metal flashings work well in areas that get extreme amounts of wind, and they provide extra protection from rain. You can also opt for a row of shingles, similar to the row of metal flashing, along the perimeter of your home. The benefits of using row after row of shingles are that they are easier to replace when they get worn out. They also add some style and function to your home.
Make sure you take accurate measurements of your home to determine the number of panels you will need to cover the area you wish to install the roof. When you go to purchase your panels, make sure you understand the manufacturer’s dimensions, as well as those of your local building department. You also need to keep in mind that your local building department may have restrictions on the size of the panels you can buy. These are all details that you should familiarize yourself with before starting the project.