Covered Patio - A few years ago I added a cover and screened porch to my existing patio slab and wall as shown on these details. Two hurricanes hit during my 3 month construction period and it held up for each. A couple more hurricanes have come close since 2005 and thanks goodness we received no damage. Since the photo's were taken I had a contractor add a metal roof to the house and went ahead and included the porch also. We have really enjoyed this area.