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List of Tools Needed To Build A DIY Patio Cover

In order to build yourself a new patio cover kit, you will require a few tools and tool accessories. Some tools you may have already and others you will need to buy or rent for this project.

  • With the installation of your aluminum lattice patio cover there are some 
  • Essential tools required and some that are optional no matter who the manufacturer is. 
  • There are also some *tools which you may or may not have access to but we’ll include them because they will just make your job easier 
  • These *Tools are easily rented. 
  • Razor knife 
  • Caulking gun 
  • *Cordless screwdriver 
  • Drill 
  • *Cordless Impact driver 
  • Levels – between 3’ to *8’ 
  • *Laser level 
  • Chop-saw with Carbide blade (we do not recommend a hack saw or sawzall) 
  • String 
  • Line Level 
  • Chalk-line 
  • Concrete nails 
  • Stakes 
  • Speed-square 
  • Pencil or china marker (No sharpie) 
  • Numbers #8, #10, #12, #14 Hex Head adapters 
  • Hex Head extension bit 2-4” 
  • Sawhorses or table length of the longest member 
  • Hammer 
  • Roto Hammer drill 
  • 3/8” concrete drill bit 
  • 3/16” concrete drill bit 
  • Step bit up to 5/8” 
  • Spade bit 5/8” 
  • “Blue tape” 
  • Gloves 
  • Safety Glasses 
  • Ladders 6’-10’ or *scaffolding or both

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