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Old 04-13-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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Hello,

Any one has constructed a covered patio on Village builders Van buren home in Cinco ranch area? We wanted to construct one but the contractor mentioned that it might not be approved by HOA due to certain slope is not possible as per HOA guidelines. And Flat roof patio is not acceptable as they need shingles on it as per HOA design guidelines.

i am attaching the backview of house from backyard. due to the windows I was told its not possible to have a slanting patio with shingles.
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Village Van Buren Plans with Covered Patio-dsc07826.jpg  
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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The back of your house would look really good if you knocked out a hole for a door in that upstairs room and built a balcony/covered patio. Would probably cost you an arm and a leg though. Other than that I'm not really sure how you could attach a one-story patio cover and maintain the required roof slope with those windows there.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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He's correct, if you asked him about having the lower four family room windows under the porch. it doesn't appear there is any reason you can't add a covered porch from the rear door to the outside corner of the home.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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You have two options here that should appease the HOA. Both would involve tearing out the concrete slab already in place. Here is a pic I found on the web.
http://www.wayraycontracting.com/ima...r%20Veneta.jpg

1st option is to have a new slab poured from the living room all the way over to the breakfast nook. Then Have the area where the door is and the nook covered like in the link. Then like in the link off to the living room add an arbor. Probably not as much covered area you would like but enough for the grill to be under cover and maybe a bistro set. Place a few fans under the arbor and you would be set.

2nd option would be to tear the slab out and pour a new one that has a curved shape to it. Maybe oval and then have an arbor built over the entire area with maybe a few pillars or beams. I have a pic of what I mean but I don't know how to attach it. Not completely covered but would make a nice oasis.
The slab could be a stamped concrete or pavers or anything ya want it.
Both options I believe would mean the builder is left out of the scenerio and honestly probably would save you money!
We extended our patio after moving in and have high hopes of adding an arbor eventually or if we stay long enough adding french doors to the game room and building a covered patio upstairs and then we accomplish two goals in one! Lofty goals though.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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hi can you upload the image of second option. thank you..

when you reply to message, on the top..there is a paper clip icon ,right side of smiley icon. click on the paper clip to attach image..

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You have two options here that should appease the HOA. Both would involve tearing out the concrete slab already in place. Here is a pic I found on the web.
http://www.wayraycontracting.com/ima...r%20Veneta.jpg

1st option is to have a new slab poured from the living room all the way over to the breakfast nook. Then Have the area where the door is and the nook covered like in the link. Then like in the link off to the living room add an arbor. Probably not as much covered area you would like but enough for the grill to be under cover and maybe a bistro set. Place a few fans under the arbor and you would be set.

2nd option would be to tear the slab out and pour a new one that has a curved shape to it. Maybe oval and then have an arbor built over the entire area with maybe a few pillars or beams. I have a pic of what I mean but I don't know how to attach it. Not completely covered but would make a nice oasis.
The slab could be a stamped concrete or pavers or anything ya want it.
Both options I believe would mean the builder is left out of the scenerio and honestly probably would save you money!
We extended our patio after moving in and have high hopes of adding an arbor eventually or if we stay long enough adding french doors to the game room and building a covered patio upstairs and then we accomplish two goals in one! Lofty goals though.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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When I click on the paperclip all it does is offer me the opportunity to add a link not upload a pic.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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This is the best I could find that is not in my own collection. There actually are two smaller versions on their page. Yours of course would be larger and you can decide on what feel you want it to have with what style of pillers/columns you choose.
Google Image Result for http://www.customoutdoorstructures.com/images/ArborsTellPerg/PRESSURE%20TREATED%20PERGOLA%20WITH%20OVERSIZED%20 POSTS.jpg
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Even if the hoa allowed anything, you would want o have a patio cover with enough slope for the rain water to drain. Otherwise in can seep in and cause the roof to lump. I think the pitch (slope) should be at least 3.5" vertical for every 12" horizontal. I'm sure someone here with more construction knowledge can explain it better.

It seems like you may able to cover a portion though, like in the pictures others have posted. those windows look nice but they wouldn't allow the cover to tie into the siding of your house.
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Default Did you ever build this covered patio?

Just wondering if you ever found a good solution to this issue, which we are now facing. Same house model, same issue. Might end up with a big pergola if we can't do a shingled roof...or something stand alone.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:23 AM
 
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I cant believe that in the Cinco Ranch area, the builders don't include a small covered patio at least. From my experience, most expensive MPC builders include at least a small covered patio.
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