If you find yourself avoiding the backyard during the heat of the summer, you may be looking for a backyard shade solution. Covered porches and covered patios are gaining momentum in popularity. The open air combined with protection from sun and rain, make Raleigh covered porches a perfect solution for those looking to maximize the use of their outdoor space. With gorgeous options for open gable, hip, flat and dry roofs; covered porches fit a large variety of backyard spaces. And with that classic Southern porch feeling, you’re going to regret every minute you can’t spend in your new favorite place. Enjoy our gallery featuring a variety of covered porch designs and be sure to click on your favorites to learn more about the look you love.