How to Put Roof Panels on a Screened Patio


Roof panels for a screened porch can be built from many types of materials, such as lattice. Using lattice as roof panels will provide shade while still allowing light to come into the patio. The lattice panels can even be covered with screening material to completely enclose your patio to keep out mosquitoes and other bugs. You can put roof panels on a screened patio by first determining the quality of lattice that you want to use.

Things You'll Need

  • 4x8 lattice panels
  • Table saw
  • Screening material
  • Staple gun
  • Ladder
  • Power drill
  • Measure the length and width of the screened patio with the tape measure.

  • Calculate how many 4x8 lattice panels you will need and cut panels to the required size with the table saw.

  • Cover each of the lattice panels with the screening material. Roll out the screen and lay it over the top of the lattice. Trim off excess screening material with the scissors.

  • Secure the screening material to the lattice panels with the staple gun.

  • Set up the ladder next to the screened patio. Climb up the ladder and set the lattice panels in place to create the roof.

  • Secure the lattice panels to the screened porch with screws using the power drill. Drive screws through the lattice and into the patio frame.

Tips & Warnings

  • A good type of lattice that you can use for a roof panel is made from redwood or cedar.
  • Latticed that is not treated will get saturated when it rains and will begin to rot over time.

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