Attached to wall framing and flashed with standard roof jacks, SkyLift Roof Risers keep a patio roof well above the adjoining roof of the house for better air circulation, more headroom, and more natural light.

Installing the steel brackets requires cutting a hole in the roof sheathing so they can be attached directly to the top plate of the exterior wall. A standard roof jack then seals the opening, just like flashing around a plumbing stack.

Unlike a patio or deck roof that’s anchored to the house roof or exterior wall, an elevated roof can carry a generous pitch without reducing headroom at the far edge of the patio. The space between the house roof and patio roof also encourages air circulation and releases heat that would otherwise be trapped.

The brackets are available in lengths from 18 to 36 inches. Cost ranges from about $140 to $200.

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