We added an open gable roof over the patio to supply maximum shade. We were able to match the home’s shingles, so although it’s an addition, it blends in and looks original to the home. The ceiling of this patio cover is tongue-and-groove pine that we stained with walnut color. For continuity, we replaced the original ceiling (the one over the tiny, builder-grade concrete pad) with the same walnut-stained tongue-and-groove design to match the new ceiling. We also installed a “back boy” wall in the covered portion to add aesthetics as well as a “chicken foot” Queen truss at the gable end. The posts supporting the patio cover are wrapped in cedar for a rich, finished appearance. All painted areas and gutters were done in a chocolate color to match the house.