How to Attach a Patio Roof to an Existing House

A patio roof is a great addition to any existing house.

Not only is a patio roof an excellent architectural feature that’s  likely to increase the value of your home, it can also transform the way you live. 

Whether you require a beautiful space for entertaining all year round or a peaceful refuge for enjoying some much-needed ‘me time’, the possibilities of what you can create with an outdoor  roof are endless.

Our VERGOLA® patio roofs are at the vanguard of innovative outdoor design, unmatched in terms of their versatility, durability, and charm. By choosing one of our award-winning louvre roofs, you’ll gain complete control over your outdoor area. A VERGOLA® patio roof is the perfect option if you’re looking for a smart roofing system that is:

  • 99.9% weatherproof
  • energy efficient
  • able to be custom designed
  • insulated from heat and sound
  • Bluetooth® enabled
  • and made in Australia from long-lasting materials.

At VERGOLA® , we understand that a new home addition project can be stressful and full of uncertainties and unexpected costs. But don’t worry – our team will  guide you through the manufacturing and installation of your patio roof, supporting you through each stage of the process. 

Things to consider when attaching a patio roof to an existing house

There are many factors to consider when it comes to building and installing your new patio roof to your home.

  • What’s the size and area of your patio?
  • Where is your patio located?
  • Is it near a fence line?
  • Are there many trees nearby?
  • Is the area on a slope?
  • What’s the terrain like?

Each of these factors can influence the design and installation of your new patio roof. For example, if there’s a drain pipe affixed to one of your home’s walls, you may decide to  choose a freestanding patio roof to avoid removing it. Or, if your patio is positioned on top of an incline, you’ll need to adjust the height of each frame so that the outer rafters sit flush with your home’s existing roof, before your patio roof can be attached.

Attaching a patio roof to a brick wall

The overall structure of your home is another factor to consider when attaching a patio roof to an existing home.  Below are some common ways to attach a patio roof to your home, depending on your home’s exterior walls.

Typically, if the brick wall is supported by an internal, conventionally framed wall, the patio roof is attached by removing some of the bricks and fastening the roof to the wall’s interior framing. 

Dealing with masonry walls is a bit more complex, as you’ll need to find a way to anchor the outer rafters securely to the bricks.  In this case, we recommend seeking professional advice before proceeding with the installation.

When it comes to design, a VERGOLA® box frame patio roof is sturdy in construction and offers a premium look for any brick house.

Attaching a patio roof to a vinyl siding

To attach a patio roof to an existing house with vinyl siding, the common procedure is to cut away a section of the siding and connect a mounting block to the underlying structure of the house.

A VERGOLA® patio roof is an outstanding investment for a house with vinyl siding, as all our roofs come in a vast array of colours. From Paperbark® to Woodland Grey®, you’re guaranteed to find a colour that complements your home’s external cladding, giving your house a sleek and polished appearance.

Attaching a patio roof to a two storey house

While some of our VERGOLA® patio roofs can be attached using the fascia method (which involves securing the patio roof to an existing structural gutter), a two-storey property is too tall for this. To ensure your patio roof’s height complies with building regulations, the roof is typically fastened to one of the adjoining walls.

At VERGOLA® we can also customise our patio roofs to take into account any curved features that your two-storey house may contain, producing a distinctive and sophisticated final product.

 At VERGOLA,® we’ll help you answer your questions

Designed and built to the highest standards by the best craftsmen in the country, a VERGOLA® patio roof system is the hottest trend in Australian home design.

Our VERGOLA® consultants will visit your home at the beginning of your project. 

Before finalising your patio roof design, we’ll assess your local building codes and the individual specifications of your existing house.  

We take the guesswork out of building and installing your new patio ratio, meaning you can enjoy the experience knowing that you’re in safe hands!

Contact us to arrange a visit from our design consultant today.