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Quality Patio Cover Installation in Vancouver, BC

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Installing a patio cover offers many benefits that greatly enhance the outdoor living experience. A patio protects from the elements, shielding you and your furniture from the sun’s intense rays and offering a shaded retreat on hot summer days.

Patio covers also offer respite during rain, allowing you to enjoy outdoor space even during inclement weather. They extend your living space effectively, creating an additional area to entertain guests.

The Deck Contractor offers a custom patio that expands the living area, adds value to your property, and can be a compelling selling point. Our patio covers provide UV protection, shading your home’s exterior, and contribute to energy efficiency, reducing cooling costs by limiting direct sunlight entering your living spaces. With various materials and styles available, The Deck Contractors patio covers offer versatility and customization options to match your home’s architecture and personal taste.

Patio Cover Styles

Gable Roof

The gable roof design incorporates two sloping sides that meet at a ridge in the middle, creating a triangular shape. This design offers a timeless and aesthetically pleasing appearance while promoting improved airflow and a sense of spaciousness.

Flat Roof

As the name suggests, a flat roof design features a horizontal or slightly angled roof surface. It offers a modern and minimalist aesthetic and can be ideal for contemporary homes or spaces with limited height clearance.

Shed Roof

A shed roof design is similar to a flat roof but has a slight slope that allows for water drainage. It offers a simple and functional design while providing adequate protection from the elements.

Hip Roof

A hip roof design has slopes on all sides, forming a pyramid shape. This design provides excellent stability and a visually pleasing look. It can be a suitable choice for larger patio areas or for those looking for a more architectural and elegant appearance.

Combination Designs

Patio covers can also be created by combining different roof designs. For instance, you can have a gable roof on one section and a flat roof on another, creating an interesting and dynamic visual appeal.


A pergola is a popular patio structure that consists of vertical posts and crossbeams, often with an open lattice or slatted roof. Pergolas provide partial shade, allowing sunlight to filter through while creating a charming and inviting outdoor space.

Different Materials Choices For Custom Patio Covers


Wood is popular for patio covers due to its natural and warm aesthetic. Common wood options include cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine. Wood patio covers can be stained or painted to match your home’s exterior and offer a timeless and classic look. They provide durability and can be customized with intricate designs and carvings.


Aluminum is a lightweight and durable material for patio covers. It is resistant to rust, rot, and insects, making it a low-maintenance option. Aluminum covers can be powder-coated in various colors and finishes, offering versatility in design. They provide a sleek and modern appearance and are known for their longevity.


Vinyl patio covers are affordable, low-maintenance, and resistant to rot, rust, and insects. They are available in different colours and can be designed to imitate the look of wood or other materials. Vinyl covers are easy to clean and come with a lifetime warranty, making them a convenient and long-lasting option.


Polycarbonate patio covers are made from a translucent plastic material that allows light to filter through while giving shade and protection from the elements. They are lightweight, durable, and resistant to impact and UV rays. Polycarbonate covers come in various colours and can be either clear or opaque, offering flexibility in terms of light and privacy.


Fabric or canvas patio covers provide a versatile and flexible option. They can be retractable or fixed and are often used for shade sails, canopies, or pergolas. Fabric covers come in various colours, patterns, and materials, including weather-resistant fabrics that provide UV protection and withstand outdoor conditions.


Steel patio covers are durable and suitable for areas that experience heavy snow loads or high winds. They can be powder-coated in different colors to match your home’s exterior and resist rot and insect damage.

Expert Patio Installations for Lasting Enjoyment

The Deck Contractor upholds our commitment to exceptional quality, extraordinary service, and outstanding results, and you can confidently entrust us with the task of converting your outdoor space into a personalized oasis with a wide range of materials and designs to choose from that will bring you enduring joy for many years to come. Consult with us now for your custom patio.

The Deck Contractor Patio Installation Process:

Design and Planning

Our team starts by assessing the location, size, and layout of your patio, taking into account the desired functionality, accessibility, sun exposure, and any existing structures or landscape features. Then, we create a design and obtain any required permits or approvals from local authorities.

Site Preparation

Clear the area where the patio will be installed. We remove any existing vegetation, debris, or obstructions. Excavate the ground to the desired depth, considering proper drainage and slope requirements. This may involve digging and leveling the area or adding fill materials to create a stable base.

Base Installation

We create a solid and stable base for the patio by installing a layer of compacted gravel or crushed stone. This base helps with drainage and prevents shifting or settling of the patio surface. The depth and type of base material will depend on the specific requirements of your project.

Edge Restraints

Install edge restraints, like plastic or metal paver edging, along the perimeter of the patio area. These restraints help to contain and stabilize the patio surface, preventing the pavers or other materials from shifting or spreading.

Material Installation

Install the selected patio material, such as concrete pavers, natural stone, bricks, or other materials, in accordance with the desired design and pattern. We adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper installation techniques, which may involve cutting or shaping the materials to fit the layout and filling any gaps with sand or mortar. 

Finishing Touches

Once the patio surface is installed, we add any desired finishing touches. This may include applying sealant or protective coatings to enhance durability and longevity, adding joint sand or grout between pavers, and cleaning the surface to remove debris or residue.

Landscaping and Accessories

Our team completes the patio installation by adding any landscaping elements or accessories, such as plants, outdoor furniture, lighting fixtures, or decorative features. These elements can enhance your patio space’s functionality, aesthetics, and ambiance.

Frequently Asked Questions

When considering the cost of a patio, some more budget-friendly options include gravel, concrete, decomposed granite, and pavers. 

  • Gravel is the least expensive choice, offering a simple and low-maintenance surface. 
  • Concrete is also cost-effective and versatile, allowing for various finishes and designs. 
  • Decomposed granite provides a natural and rustic look at an affordable price. 

Pavers, made of concrete or brick, offer creative design possibilities and are relatively economical. The final cost depends on the size of the patio, additional features, and labor costs. Consulting with professionals and obtaining detailed quotes will provide a more accurate estimate based on your needs and preferences.

The cost of building an outdoor cover like a patio cover or pergola can vary depending on size, materials, design complexity, and location. A basic patio cover made of aluminum, vinyl, or wood with a simple roof design ranges from $1,500 to $5,000. 

For more customized or intricate outdoor covers with premium materials, additional features, and professional installation, costs can range from $5,000 to $20,000 or higher. 

Consult with us for your outdoor cover installations. We can assess your needs, provide detailed quotes, and offer guidance on materials and design options within your budget.

Adding a patio cover is a valuable investment for several reasons. It increases your property’s value by enhancing its appeal and functionality. A patio cover provides a shaded and sheltered area, extending your usable living space regardless of the weather. It also serves as an outdoor entertainment space, allowing for gatherings and quality time with loved ones. 

A patio cover protects your outdoor furniture and belongings from UV rays, rain, and debris, reducing maintenance costs. Depending on its design, it can improve energy efficiency by reducing heat gain and the need for air conditioning. Patio covers create a comfortable and inviting outdoor space, encouraging you to maximize your outdoor area year-round.