Louvered patio covers

jark87

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Jun 5, 2011
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Does anyone have any experience with louvered patio covers, especially in the DFW area? We have a great patio space, but no protection from rain. It’s heavily shaded, so sun protection isn’t an issue. I can already tell from discussions with custom builders that a traditional roofed structure will be expensive - probably high 5 figures, higher if we add a fireplace. Compounding the issue is the free form nature of our patio and the 2 story back wall of the house that has 8 large windows (4 on 1st story, 4 on 2nd story). Those windows are in our living room and we don’t want to wreck the view. There’s no good way to attach to the house unless attached in the section between the windows, which I don’t think would look good.

That’s a long-winded way of getting to my original question another louvered covers. I came across these Adjustable Louvered Patio Roofing - Outdoor Elements and liked the look. I like the flat roof aspect, as that will not detract from the look of our back windows. There are a number of similar manufacturers of these things.

Anyone have any experience with them?
 

rstrouse

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Jun 17, 2020
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California
At our last house we had a louvered patio cover with motorized control. It worked really well to keep out the rain when closed and was really well built (I think they were Equinox). At our new house, when we built the patio we decided that we wanted something more substantial so we built a 2 story patio cover that incorporates an upstairs balcony. In case you are wondering somebody sent me that picture from their drone.
 

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martinkennedy

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Yes, we have a louvered system from Equinox. You can open and close them to any degree required. The main reason to install this cover is that it is wind storm certified to withstand winds of 120mph.

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jark87

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Jun 5, 2011
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Thanks @martinkennedy. Your patio and kitchen area look great! Any other comments you may have on Equinox would be greatly appreciated. I met with a rep last week and am meeting with a Struxure rep tomorrow. I really don’t have the need for the louvered aspect, but I love the look of the products and need something with little to no pitch. While we get some strong winds, they rarely exceed 40-50 mph unless it’s a tornado. 😊
 

martinkennedy

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The only thing I would add is that the equinox has its own drainage leading to a downspout that you can drain anywhere you like.
 
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