1.844.404.0484 *toll free   |   Finance Your DIY Project    |   Who We Are   |   Receive Your Shipment    |   FAQ'S   |   Contact Us


Home Porch & Patio Kits

From Innovation to Transformation...
Doing it yourself does not mean doing it

Do-It-Yourself Materials & Kits Designed for the Average Homeowner!

Aluminum Patio Covers, Screening Systems, Modular Walls Only, Modular Sunrooms, Screened Enclosures, Retractable Screens, Window Awnings


 NAVIGATION:  Home-Page | FAQ Page

Frequently Asked Questions


A listing of helpful questions and answers...

We are committed to providing as much information as possible to our customers so that they can make informed decisions about their purchases. Below are some of the resources we have found to be of importance to our customers

Can I get a catalogue?

Unfortunately we do not produce a catalogue of our line of products. We work very hard to present complete information on our WEB site for each and every product we carry - many including a 'delivered to you' pricing. Where possible we also offer a printable PDF brochure on each product page so that you can print exactly what you are interested in, rather than receiving information on products that you do not want. All you need is Acrobat Reader on your computer.

What tools do I need?

Most of our DIY kits require what every homeowner already has... hammer, screwdriver, pliers. However on some of the more complex assemblies a more detailed list of tools should be available for the job. The following is not a comprehensive list, but will give you a great idea of what it might take to put together say, our porch screening kit... 4 ft. Carpenter’s level | Chalk line | Chop saw with a metal cutting blade on it | Cordless drill/nut driver | Masonry bits for drilling into concrete | masonry fasteners (if necessary) | Caulking gun | Metal file | Hammer | Screwdrivers | Drill | tape measure | Box knife | Gloves | Safety eye‐wear.


Are these DIY materials hard to put together?

On each of our product pages you will find a "Build Difficulty" meter, much like this...

Patio Cover Build Difficulty When you click on it a separate screen will pop up explaining the level of difficulty in building the associated product. You will also find on each of our product pages links to the installation guidelines for each product we carry. This will help you assess whether this DIY application is in the range of your abilities as a DIY'er.

How can I pay for my order?
We accept VISA & MasterCard. We also accept payment with a Cashier's Check, which offers a 4% savings. For some of the larger purchases (modular sunrooms and sunroom walls) it might make sense to do an International Wire Transfer from branch to branch. The 4% savings would still apply in this case.
Do you accept AMEX, Discover or PayPal?
Unfortunately we do not.
Why is it cheaper to pay by cashier's check?
Actually it isn't that it is cheaper. In fact the onset of credit cards has, over time, artificially inflated the cost of goods from widgets to groceries. The initial thought was that the retailer would cover the cost of credit card charges at the point of sale. However the way we use our credit cards has forced every single retailer in North America, whether you buy a pair of jeans or an arbor, to build credit card charges into their pricing strategies. Generally the charge to the retailer by the credit card company is between 2.5 & 5% of the sale (depending on which CC, your volume and various fees). It is a misrepresentation to think that the retailer can afford to simply absorb that cost, and perhaps even unfair, since the use of the credit card it a choice being made by the consumer. For example if the retailer is working off an 18% gross profit margin, a 3% charge by VISA on a sale is a 17% reduction in his gross profit. Therefore every retailer has adjusted pricing accordingly. Our offer, if you pay by cashier's check, is to put in your pocket what the credit card company would typically take from us.
How do I pay by cashier's check?

If paying by cashier's or certified check: Email us full name, shipping address and contact telephone number (for the shipping company to call and set a delivery time) along with the description and item # or quote # of that which you wish to purchase. We will follow up with an Order Confirmation, by email, detailing the sale and final cost including the 5% off. It will also have your order number and our mailing address. Print a copy of the order confirmation and mail it to us. We will notify you when payment is received and you will know your order has been sent to factory.


Can I call and get a "rough" estimate over the phone?

The short answer is no. We do not provide 'rough' quotes. For each product that requires a quotation there are a number of variables that can swing pricing significantly one way or another. Therefore we are never confident in providing you the 'rough' number you need for your project. We encourage to you to go through the pages that help you understand what we need in order to do a quotation, provide us with those details and we will be pleased to provide you with a no obligation quotation that you can count on!


What is a 'local load requirement?"
Local load requirements are specifications set by your municipality that you are supposed to follow when building a structure with a roof. These requirements are given in a 'pound per square foot' and a 'miles per hour.' Typically these come into play when you are building something that is over a certain square footage and considered permanent by your municipality.  The idea is that the municipality requires that the materials you are using will satisfy the load requirement. We ask that you get these requirements (by calling your permit office) prior to contacting us for a quotation. We use these requirements to work backward and select the materials which satisfy the load requirement. Things like thickness of roof, size of beam, number of posts and spacing between posts are all a function of 'load.'
Do I Need a Permit?
A few words about permits... <click here>
As mentioned above, panel thickness, beam placements, beam size, distance between posts out front... all are a function of the load (snow & wind) that your cover will be subject to.


Does the insulated roof on the Four Season Sunroom and Hard Top Screen Room stay up year round?

Yes! The insulated roof panels are engineered and selected according to the load requirements for your area. This means they are designed to take on the snow and wind specific to your area. In both cases they are definitely considered a permanent installation!
How do I clean the outside of the Modular Sunrooms?
For the roof and walls, we recommend the name brand "Soft Scrub" in combination with a soft bristle brush and water. For the windows we recommend the name brand "Sprayway." Whatever you use make sure it is non-abrasive and not a harsh chemical product.
Where are your showrooms?
We work very hard to present complete information on our WEB site for each and every product we carry - many including a 'delivered to you' pricing. Since we work with manufacturers in both Canada and the US and ship those products throughout North America, we do not maintain showrooms - not even locally. Our location(s) in Orillia are administrative only and we do not stock anything. Everything we do is a direct from manufacturer to you shipment.
Does Home Porch & Patio Inc. offer installation services?
Unfortunately, no we do not. The entire premise for our existence is to service the DIY homeower / handyman. We work with manufacturers that have put together a 'kit' format for their product and we offer these kits for sale throughout North America. As such, due to the sheer size of our market area, it would be difficult for us to offer installation services that we can confidently recommend. However, in our experience, it is not unusual for the homeowner to purchase the kit from us and then hire a local handyman or contractor to assemble the product.

Does Home Porch & Patio Kits Inc. offer 'free shipping?'

If you think about it, there is no such thing as 'free shipping.' We kind of think of it as a misrepresentation to the customer. For your convenience, throughout the WEB site you will find various products already priced out and the pricing (unless otherwise noted) will include delivery to your home. In Canada, only applicable taxes are extra. The products that require a quotation, will also be submitted to you as 'delivery included pricing.'


The 'delivery included pricing' applies to the contiguous USA and does not include freight rate up-charges to AK, HI, PR or US Virgin Islands. In Canada this does not include freight rate up-charges to Newfoundland and Labrador, Vancouver Island, Nunavut, NWT, Yukon or other northern or remote areas. Shipping charges will be added for anything other than our standard methods of shipping and for stand-alone options. This 'Delivery Included' offer does not include unloading of said products and we would refer you to our delivery instructions page for further clarification.

Areas of limited accessibility will be exempt from this offer. It will be deemed the customer's responsibility to inform Home Porch & Patio Kits Inc. of the potential limitations of their geographic location and appropriate freight rate up-charges will apply accordingly.

Does Home Porch & Patio Kits Inc. ship to my area?
On every page of every product line on our WEB site, you will find linked (at least 3 times) our "Current Delivery Zones." This has been necessary post-pandemic since the logistics industry (shipping) has fundamentally changed and we can no longer ship throughout the entire contiguous USA.
What type of screening do you supply with the Porch Screening Systems or the Hard Top Screen Enclosure systems?
Depending on the size of the openings we will supply the standard 18 x 16 mesh count or the 18 x 14 mesh count (larger openings) fiberglass screening. The standard color is charcoal unless otherwise stated. Want to know more about screening? (Click here)
I've never screened anything before! How do I do it?
No problem. First, be patient. There will be a learning curve that may involve 1 or 2 initial attempts. Second, our instructions do offer some ideas on how to accomplish the task. Lastly, the following video, though it is not exactly our system, is a comprehensive tutorial on screening frames. Many of the principals apply... Screen Repair
Can I get financing for my purchase?
Yes! Home Porch & Patio Kits has partnered with SuperMoney to offer the best choices for financing in the home improvement market available today. Simple visit our Specials & Financing page at the following link on our WEB site...  *Finance Your DIY Project   




Doing it yourself does not mean doing it alone!
Toll Free: 1.844.404.0484




Home Porch & Patio Kits  

Frequently Asked Questions

Return Policy

Receive Your Shipment

Delivery Included

Shipping Explained

How to Order


Testimonials - Our Customer Comments

Customer Comment Form
Monthly Picture Contest

Corporate Information

Homepage - start over

Contact Us - information on how to get hold of us

All About Us - who you will be dealing with

WEB site Terms of Use - legal mumbo jumbo

Your Privacy - we value your privacy

The Gospel Message - what is really important!


 Hours of Operation:

 Monday-Friday | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm ET*

 Saturday | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET*

 Sunday | Closed

 *Except for US & CAN holidays


Stay Connected...



Pay by Visa, Master Card OR Save 4% by Cashier's Check

Home Porch & Patio Kits Inc BBB Business Review


*In any case of price or information discrepancy, this web site shall be taken as correct. All prices are subject to change without notice.

Web site pricing is in USD | No Surprises | All Quotations provided with "Delivery Included Pricing" *Some exceptions may apply.
  Click for details | Delivery Zones indicated on maps provided within the WEB site.

Toll Free: 1.844.404.0484   Fax: 1.705.259.2264   Email: web@homeporchandpatiokits.com
D&B D-U-N-S. Number: 203463054  |  NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) #L0EL4 | Registered U.S. federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM)

This web site is developed and maintained by Home Porch & Patio Kits Inc.
Copyright © 2016 - 2023 Home Porch & Patio Kits Inc. All rights reserved.                             Revised: Sunday April 28, 2024