What is the pitch for a patio cover?
The pitch for a patio cover, also known as its slope, is measured in a ratio of inches per foot. For Alumawood patio covers, the minimum slope is 1/4″ per foot, while the maximum slope is 1″ per foot.
It is crucial to note that the maximum slope ensures proper contact between the roof panels, hanger, and beam.
On the other hand, Pergola Lattice covers do not have a specific minimum pitch requirement and can be flat if desired. However, the maximum slope for these covers is also 1″ per foot. To calculate the overall rise or fall of your roof, you can simply multiply the roof slope by the distance from your home to the center of the beamline.
Below is a list of sizes with the minimum and maximum slopes, along with a detailed example of a 10′ projection for further guidance.