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How to Create a Covered Patio with a VersaTube Carport or Awning


How to Create a Covered Patio with a VersaTube Carport or Awning

by VersaTube on January 29, 2019

Homeowners usually reserve their carports and awnings for storage and guarding their car against harsh weather. What many don’t realize, is that it can be used for so much more! Your carport can be the perfect place to enjoy the summer season, especially since it doesn’t require insulation to keep you cool during the hottest time of the year.

Although carports and awnings are usually one of the last aspects of a home that people think about, they have many exciting and useful possibilities. When you allow yourself to explore them, you can bring great, positive changes to the outdoors around your home, by converting them to outside entertaining spaces. A covering will protect you from the sun and rain so you can enjoy the outdoors at almost anytime.

If you’re ready for a change, here’s how you can cut down on the usual cost and time associated with building a covered patio with a VersaTube carport or awning.

Scope Out a Good Spot

Finding the right spot for your patio is all about preference and convenience. Would you like it hidden from curbside view? Would you like it in plain sight? How big will it be? Will it be close to your house? This all depends on you and what’s realistically possible for the space available to you.

Measure the Space

You’ll want to be sure that your covered patio fits in the spot you’ve reserved for it. Measure the area that you have to work with - few people want a patio that dwarfs half their backyard - including any trees that are located close by.

Although the area is very important, so is the height. If you give yourself extra leeway with height, you won’t regret it. The typical height for a covered patio is between 8 - 11 ft.

Order Your VersaTube Carport/Awning

We have several carport and awning building kits available online. We also offer custom-made kits. While a carport is ideal for some, an awning could be a better fit for others. When you’re ordering, you’ll want to take the following into consideration for general building kits:

  • Roof

  • Siding

  • Framing

  • Dimensions

  • Color

You’ll find that you can easily design your building kit to fit your specifications.

Assemble According to Instructions

Our kits come with detailed instructions that will help walk you through each step. If you ever run into any issues or would like additional guidance, you can call or email our team. We’re always happy to assist.


Add some lawn chairs, pop open a few ice-cold beverages and relax! You can watch your kids play in the yard or throw a few steaks on the grill while you listen to your favorite playlist. Nothing beats a life full of play and relaxation.

Do you have any questions? Would you like to get in touch with us? We’re here to help you as best as we can! You can reach us by visiting our Contact Us page.